He's one small step from talking about how the entire world is run by hamsters on wheels. https://t.co/3YFFcfiCCp— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) October 1, 2023
Other things caught the attention of the left.
Everyone is talking about Biden's age, and yet Trump has gone downhill very fast. When he gets back on TV, folks are going to see that. https://t.co/2oJsCezksO— Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@Noahpinion) September 30, 2023
While Noah Smith believes Trump is suffering from cognitive dysfunction, a Democratic ex-Senator believes he is deranged, out of control, bizarre, and sick.
The speech he gave today was beyond meandering. It was deranged, vicious, out of control, bizarre, and sick. And they all laughed. And it was on a teleprompter. So someone wrote that shit? Seriously scary. And they all laughed. https://t.co/L0Kxan2aBc— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) September 29, 2023
To an excellent economist, Trump is wacky.
If Biden said something as whacky as dampening forest floors with water (Trump says he cost us nothing) the media would be filled with stories about how he was completely senile and lost touch with reality. https://t.co/puoHgU9gbG— Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) September 29, 2023
Sickening. Forget ideology https://t.co/u73Z5Ct5T1— Jumbo Elliott (@JumboElliott76) September 29, 2023
Hamsters, sharks, forests, old men getting beaten by hammers. You'd almost think Trump likes to ramble about subjects which are off-topic, irrelevant, and expose him to ridicule. But playing the part of Isaiah- the voice of one crying in the wilderness- is an ex-Republican, ex-congressman active on Twitter/X.
The former president this past week said he wanted to kill the nation’s top-ranking military officer and Republicans didn’t say a damn thing. Republicans were silent.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 30, 2023
Don’t tell me my former political party can be saved.
On September 24, the day after Trump condemned General Mark Milley for "an act so egregious that, in times past, the punishment would have been DEATH!" he tweeted
They are almost all dishonest and corrupt, but Comcast, with its one-side and vicious coverage by NBC NEWS, and in particular MSNBC, often and correctly referred to as MSDNC (Democrat National Committee!), should be investigated for its “Country Threatening Treason.” Their endless coverage of the now fully debunked SCAM known as Russia, Russia, Russia, and much else, is one big Campaign Contribution to the Radical Left Democrat Party. I say up front, openly, and proudly, that when I WIN the Presidency of the United States, they and others of the LameStream Media will be thoroughly scrutinized for their knowingly dishonest and corrupt coverage of people, things, and events. Why should NBC, or any other of the corrupt & dishonest media companies, be entitled to use the very valuable Airwaves of the USA, FREE? They are a true threat to Democracy and are, in fact, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! The Fake News Media should pay a big price for what they have done to our once great Country!
The maximum punishment for treason- levying war against the USA or giving aid and comfort to its enemies- is death under the US code. Donald Trump promises that as President, NBC/MSNBC will be "thoroughly scrutinized" for being "the enemy of the people" and will pay "a big price for "country-threatening treason."
Last December, the election denier posted "A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great 'Founders' did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!" No rules, regulations, article, or Constitution- one man will make the rules, and all the rules. Anyone reporting it will will be charged with treason and dealt with accordingly.
But after Trump promised he would prosecute a media company, obliterate the Constitution and criminal laws, and execute generals who don't fight this battle with him, he spoke of hamsters, forests, and Paul Pelosi. The attention of the media was briefly diverted to matters for which the ex-President can be accused of being bizarre, senile, or wacky.
He has tweeted that US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, presiding over the 2020 election interference case, is "VERY BIASED & UNFAIR!" but not that she should be executed. Under indictment in four cases, he went to the Palmetto State Armory Outlet in South Carolina and declared "I want to buy one" (Glock firearm) but did not actually request one. He did not declare that Milley should be killed, only that in the past he would have been- and added DEATH" in all caps to remove any possibility of hyperbole.
Yet, he can't be expected to say explicitly "I intend to impose one-man rule" or "I am a fascist" or "I will execute my enemies." It won't happen. He will go up to the edge, prompt great concern, then back off.
It works for children, and it works for him. Also effective is making several ostensibly weird statements amidst some very dangerous ones, so the latter are lost in the confusion. With the astonishing but less bizarre remarks, he's telling us what he would do if elected President again, which is far more dangerous than he has done previously and far more destructive to the country than is senility.