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The Mind of Donald Trump

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    He is also exhibiting beginning stages of some form of dementia (ie Alzheimer's).

    I have had family members who have ultimately died from dementia, and IMHO trump is showing the signs I have seen first hand.

    • Abnormally emotional over trivial issues.
    • Loose the ability and interest to read (ie 128 characters)
    • Attention span begins to get shorter and shorter
    • Short term memory becomes worse
    • Becomes repetitive.
    • Easily frustrated
    • Become more reliant on others for basic tasks
    • Can't remember day, month, year, or even day of week
    • Exhibits antisocial behavior.
    • Becomes more manic

    There is little doubt about the signs, its just how quickly his mental abilities decline. I think its occurring rapidly, not slowly. His family already knows it because all close family members know it in their families. They can only compensate for it for a short period of time (less than 1 year).

    During the early stages, Vultures\opportunists start to circle and attempt to get something before the individual's mental problems become obvious to everyone else. In this case, there are politically savvy Republicans (and Democrats) that can see where this is all headed for trump, but the vultures remain silent because its it to their political advantage to quietly pull strings in the background to get what they want.

    There is a good chance that trump will resign for health reasons before the end of his term ( I predict before the end of 2018), and only after many months (or death) will it be officially revealed that he resigned because he suffered from dementia.

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    Here is an video of Trump and women:

    https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostPolitics/videos/10153986362772911/

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    Schmidt:

    By chance, I stumbled on the Atlantic article that you mentioned in 2016 just yesterday.

    The phrases that jumped out at me in the article were these:

    " In 2006, Donald Trump made plans to purchase the Menie Estate, near Aberdeen, Scotland, aiming to convert the dunes and grassland into a luxury golf resort. He and the estate’s owner, Tom Griffin, sat down to discuss the transaction at the Cock & Bull restaurant. Griffin recalls that Trump was a hard-nosed negotiator, reluctant to give in on even the tiniest details. But, as Michael D’Antonio writes in his recent biography of Trump, Never Enough, Griffin’s most vivid recollection of the evening pertains to the theatrics. It was as if the golden-haired guest sitting across the table were an actor playing a part on the London stage.

    “It was Donald Trump playing Donald Trump,” Griffin observed. There was something unreal about it.

    Mark Singer asked Trump "Who are you, Mr. Trump, when you are alone? Singer never got an answer, leaving him to conclude that the real-estate mogul who would become a reality-TV star and, after that, a leading candidate for president of the United States had managed to achieve something remarkable: “an existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul.

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    One of the six books that I read about Trump in 2019 was "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump". In the book, 35 psychiatrists and mental health experts analyzed Trump. Not surprisingly, they all thought that he was "bat shit crazy".

    https://books.google.com/books?id=pYaFDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=donald+trump&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiv4ZK2hPrmAhXKJzQIHfWeAWIQ6AEwBHoECAIQAg#v=onepage&q=donald%20trump&f=false

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    This thread started over three years ago right after Trump was elected. I read the original referenced article by Dan Adams again, The Mind of Trump, and was pleasantly reassured that Adams got it right back then. I also browsed most of our posts on the thread. There were some of-topic, but mostly the various members here contributed valuable insight into what the Trump presidency would look like. In most cases it is much worse than what some of us thought. Dutch, of course, was right in many of his posts.

    Anyway, I will extract one paragraph from Adams 2016 article, The Mind of Trump:

    "I believe there is good reason to fear Trump’s incendiary language regarding America’s enemies. David Winter, a psychologist at the University of Michigan, analyzed U.S. presidential inaugural addresses and found that those presidents who laced their speeches with power-oriented, aggressive imagery were more likely than those who didn’t to lead the country into war. The rhetoric that Trump uses to characterize both his own life story and his attitudes toward America’s foes is certainly aggressive. And, as noted, his extroversion and narcissism suggest a willingness to take big risks—actions that history will remember. Tough talk can sometimes prevent armed conflict, as when a potential adversary steps down in fear. But belligerent language may also incite nationalistic anger among Trump’s supporters, and provoke the rival nations at whom Trump takes aim. "

    We'll see what happens...