Is Trump Mad?

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Is Trump Mad?

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Mike Sales
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Mike Sales » 13 Mar 2018, 6:04pm

Not mad, but a very limited intellect, a thin skin and an unlimited ego. He also seems to have no faculty for shame or embarrassment.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Psamathe » 13 Mar 2018, 6:07pm

Mike Sales wrote:Not mad, but a very limited intellect, a thin skin and an unlimited ego. He also seems to have no faculty for shame or embarrassment.

Another Dunning–Kruger? (I can only express personal opinion and have no relevant qualifications to diagnose).

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Mike Sales » 13 Mar 2018, 6:18pm

I am not making a diagnosis either, just a personal judgement (for which the O.P. asked).
I base it on observation of his thoughts, of which we see plenty, not least in the form of tweets, and the judgement of those who have been close to him, such as Tillerson, who called him a f... moron.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Bonefishblues » 13 Mar 2018, 6:32pm

Psamathe wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:Not mad, but a very limited intellect, a thin skin and an unlimited ego. He also seems to have no faculty for shame or embarrassment.

Another Dunning–Kruger? (I can only express personal opinion and have no relevant qualifications to diagnose).

Ian

Another Only Connect fan, perhaps?

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby pete75 » 13 Mar 2018, 7:23pm

Mike Sales wrote:I am not making a diagnosis either, just a personal judgement (for which the O.P. asked).
I base it on observation of his thoughts, of which we see plenty, not least in the form of tweets, and the judgement of those who have been close to him, such as Tillerson, who called him a f... moron.



Good job he's got some one he can't sack to advise on all the complicated stuff - Vladimir Putin. Don't know how that Putin manages it - two superpowers and a Brexit to run yet never looks stressed or flustered.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Mike Sales » 13 Mar 2018, 7:55pm


At a private dinner, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster reportedly mocked Trump’s intelligence, stating that his intelligence was comparable to a “kindergartner.” Citing five sources, BuzzFeed reports that during the same conversation he also reportedly called the President an “idiot” and a “dope.” A spokesperson for the National Security Council said the story was “false”.

Another source said that this wasn’t the first time McMaster has called Trump’s intelligence into question, citing a separate event where he suggested that Trump was not capable of understanding the issues the National Security Council deals with.

This isn’t the first time a high-ranking member of Trump’s administration has called his intelligence into question. Earlier this year Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly called the President a “moron.”

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Mike Sales » 13 Mar 2018, 8:30pm

Wolff writes that Thomas Barrack Jr, a billionaire who is one of the president’s oldest associates, allegedly told a friend: “He’s not only crazy, he’s stupid.” Barrack denied that to the New York Times.


This is in Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury, Inside the Trump Whitehouse

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Whippet » 17 Mar 2018, 4:52pm

I’m not sure being really horrible is the same thing as mad.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Mar 2018, 6:21pm

pete75 wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:I am not making a diagnosis either, just a personal judgement (for which the O.P. asked).
I base it on observation of his thoughts, of which we see plenty, not least in the form of tweets, and the judgement of those who have been close to him, such as Tillerson, who called him a f... moron.



Good job he's got some one he can't sack to advise on all the complicated stuff - Vladimir Putin. Don't know how that Putin manages it - two superpowers and a Brexit to run yet never looks stressed or flustered.

Delegation is the key, and experienced staff
Trump keeps sacking them as soon as they have got to know their tasks
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby reohn2 » 17 Mar 2018, 11:03pm

Whippet wrote:I’m not sure being really horrible is the same thing as mad.

I think it's far,far worse than just being really horrible....
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby 661-Pete » 5 May 2018, 9:28am

And now the latest - London is a "war zone" courtesy of the Ginger Monster...

Ah well - he'd better not come then. Wouldn't want that precious ginger pate to be scalped by a flying kitchen knife, now, would we? :lol:

On the other hand, if he does show up, he can be assured of a specially warm welcome by sundry war-zone residents.... :twisted:
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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby mercalia » 5 May 2018, 5:04pm

661-Pete wrote:And now the latest - London is a "war zone" courtesy of the Ginger Monster...

Ah well - he'd better not come then. Wouldn't want that precious ginger pate to be scalped by a flying kitchen knife, now, would we? :lol:

On the other hand, if he does show up, he can be assured of a specially warm welcome by sundry war-zone residents.... :twisted:


its funny in a twisted sort of way - his comments amount to - look I have a soln to all the knifings in London - give every one guns?

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby Flinders » 5 May 2018, 6:30pm

mercalia wrote:
661-Pete wrote:And now the latest - London is a "war zone" courtesy of the Ginger Monster...

Ah well - he'd better not come then. Wouldn't want that precious ginger pate to be scalped by a flying kitchen knife, now, would we? :lol:

On the other hand, if he does show up, he can be assured of a specially warm welcome by sundry war-zone residents.... :twisted:


its funny in a twisted sort of way - his comments amount to - look I have a soln to all the knifings in London - give every one guns?


Exactly. He's a total (can't say it here) who said he was in favour of gun control until the NRA offered him money for his election campaign, at which point he did a complete u-turn. It turns out that the NRA was getting a lot of money from Russia......and of course we all know that Russia loves to give people money for nothing in return out of sheer altruism. Form an orderly queue, folks.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby thirdcrank » 5 May 2018, 6:44pm

A bit closer home, Teresa May has trailed several times policies of installing police chiefs from elsewhere, either from other English-speaking countries with a broadly similar legal system or the Army: ie the leaders of routinely armed organisations.

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Re: Is Trump Mad?

Postby 661-Pete » 5 May 2018, 7:14pm

thirdcrank wrote:A bit closer home, Teresa May has trailed several times policies of installing police chiefs from elsewhere, either from other English-speaking countries with a broadly similar legal system or the Army: ie the leaders of routinely armed organisations.

"Teresa" (sic)? Don't know how good a job she'd make of running the country, but she sure as hell can't do much worse than her namesake... :lol:
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