Remember 'The Manchurian Candidate'?
Renowned Economist Jeffrey Sachs Rips Trump As A Gibbering, ‘Delusional’ Threat
He calls for removal of the president using the 25th Amendment.
Maybe Donald Trump really is the Manchurian Candidate, a stooge of some foreign potentate. Much more likely, Trump is just mentally unstable and narcissistic. Whichever it is, Trump is rapidly destroying American global leadership, alliances, and interests. Wednesday's announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union is the latest bizarre and self-destructive move.
The US has probably never before had a delusional President, one who speaks gibberish, insults those around him including his closest associates, and baffles the world. By instinct, we strive to make sense of Trump's nonsense, implicitly assuming some hidden strategy. There is none. Across Europe, there is not a single word of respect for Trump. The constant refrain was extreme puzzlement and deep consternation. These are our former allies. How did America fall so far so fast? What do we need to do to survive?