Donald Trump has shocked the nation (and the world) with his unhinged behavior over the last few days. But unfortunately, the worst is still yet to come. According to the White House, Trump is just getting started and what we’ve witnessed this week is nothing compared to what’s coming.
White House officials have stated that over the next few months, they expect Trump’s mental state to unravel even further, and his actions to become even more erratic and unhinged — especially if the GOP passes their tax reform bill.
According to Axios, things are going to get much worse:
Officials tell us Trump seems more self-assured, more prone to confidently indulging wild conspiracies and fantasies, more quick-triggered to fight than he was during the Wild West of the first 100 days in office.”
Trump has basically had free reign, with the Republican Party refusing to address his incompetence and horrific behavior. This has obviously come at a high cost for the country. The Washington Post reported:
If there are consequences for his actions, Trump does not seem to feel their burden personally. The Republican tax bill appears on track for passage, putting the president on the cusp of his first major legislative achievement. Trump himself remains the highest-profile man accused of sexual improprieties to keep his job with no repercussions.”
Just within the last few days, Trump has called for mainstream media figures to be investigated, shared racist anti-Muslim videos from a British fascist, and claimed that the very real “Access Hollywood” tape was fake. These are the actions of someone who is clearly unwell. And what’s worse, Trump might become even more insane if pedophile Roy Moore wins election to the U.S. Senate in Alabama. The Washington Post wrote:
Trump has internalized the belief that he can largely operate with impunity, people close to him said. His political base cheers him on. Fellow Republican leaders largely stand by him. His staff scrambles to explain away his misbehavior — or even to laugh it off. And the White House disciplinarian, chief of staff John F. Kelly, has said it is not his job to control the president.”
Despite the clear evidence that proves Trump is a danger to the country (and world), the GOP continues to support him. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) recently called Trump “one of the best presidents I’ve served under.” According to GOP campaign consultant Alex Castellanos, Trump’s aggressive, unhinged style continues to appeal to his hardcore fanbase:
A strong daddy bear is what a lot of voters want. Right or wrong, at least he’s fighting for us.”
Castellanos also made a terrifying statement about where Trump’s presidency might go next. Considering the fact that the GOP isn’t keeping him in check, Trump is pretty much doing whatever the hell he wants:
In an intensely polarized world, you can’t burn down the same house twice. What has Donald Trump got to lose at this point?”
His mind, apparently.
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