There is something seriously wrong with Donald Trump, even his most ardent supporters privately stipulate to this glaring and manifest reality.
Many religious people believe that Trump has sold his soul to the devil for earthly fame and wealth. However, America is a post-Christian nation and most of us believe that environment and free will shape our actions and behaviors, and “the devil made me do it” is the excuse of a bygone era.
Some secular folks believe that Trump has a psychological disorder, be it a borderline personality disorder or a narcissist personality disorder. Fundamentalists believe that all the reasons for humankind’s sins can be found in the Bible, and humanists believe that all the answers for are failings can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Maybe Trump’s pathological behavior stems from a physical cause, be it dementia or an undiagnosed brain tumor. Have decades of guzzling Diet Coke and eating steaks, hamburgers and fried chicken taken a toll on his body and mind?
Or is Trump on drugs? Trump sniffled extensively and experienced difficulty articulating words during his speech to the nation following the assassination of Iranian General. Qassem Soleimani. A speed freak fresh out of a party with his druggie pals could have delivered a more coherent and articulate speech. The Iran speech wasn’t an aberration, the stable genius frequently has a severe case of the sniffles when delivering an important address. Does the septuagenarian commander-in-chief do lines of Adderall all day to remain conscious?
Or is Trump simply a jerk, the mother of all assholes?
I’m not a theologian, psychiatrist, physician or philosopher, I am merely a third-rate pundit, but in my humble opinion we should spend less time pondering why Trump is such a disaster, and spend more time removing him from office by any means necessary.