Simon Levy hit the nail on the head when he observed that Trump’s “demons are infecting the psyche of our country.”
By contrast, Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, and Senator Bob Corker talk irresponsibly. Egregiously so. Tillerson calls Trump a moron. Corker describes the White House as an adult day care center. Cute. “He and Trump are playing word games?” you ask. Well, in the same interview, Corker suggests Trump’s behavior is leading to World War III. Corker is the current chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, perhaps the most powerful position in the Senate, after that of Majority Leader. He uses his immense authority to engage in name calling. That is an an appalling irresponsibility.
How does “World War III” come trippingly off Corker’s tongue! Does Corker have any idea what he is saying? Does he recognize that the destruction of civilization is within Trump’s power. Does he think that’s a coloring book Trump is reading, the one with the mushroom clouds?
It is common knowledge that our President is unfit. That Trump is beset by demons is not news to the majority of Americans. He demonstrates this terrifying fact every day. His approval rating is 32% in one poll.
Why doesn’t Corker and his fellow Republicans invoke the 25th Amendment, passed in 1967? This Amendment reads in part,
Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal
officers of the executive departments or of such other body as
Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of
the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their
written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the
powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately
assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
There is nothing in our Constitution that stands in the way of President Trump, by himself, authorizing a nuclear attack. There is a way, however, to remove a president who lacks judgment, while having unfathomable destructive powers.
The Diagnostic Statistical Manual, the psychiatric compendium of all mental disorders, has been thrown at Trump. Diagnoses rain down on him.
Demons are not mentioned in the Manual.
What is terrifying about Tillerson’s referring to Trump as a moron, or Corker’s cute metaphor about day care centers, is that they are not merely rhetorical. They are accurate descriptions of Trump’s unfitness for office.
Trump is beset by demons.