Donald Trump is bound and determined to sell you his brand of snake oil, no matter what. He’s made that crystal clear. Tuesday morning he prattled on, looking and sounding impaired for the second day in a row, about the wonders of hydroxychloroquine and how any attempt to discount those wonders is merely enemy action directed against He, the Almighty Trump, the Great I Am. Trump’s ego is going to get people killed and that’s a fact.
“A lot of front line workers won’t go there unless they have the hydroxy,” Trump tells us. Maybe Starbucks will start serving it as a shot that you can put in your coffee, who knows?
Look and listen carefully to him today, and also to him yesterday, when he spoke before farm workers. He’s clearly more fuzzy than usual and has reverted to slurring his words. Remember “oranges” in lieu of “origins?” Now we’ve got “vegebles” instead of “vegetables.” Well, three syllables may be his limit, who knows? He did shorten the name of his magic elixir to “hydroxy” so that may be it.
"fresh vegebles" pic.twitter.com/hANr62mxPi
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 19, 2020
He’s not at his best in the two clips above, and then Tuesday, more of the same. He started talking about “Kelsey” Gabbard and how although he doesn’t “know her at all” he knows “she’s not a Russian agent.” Well, that’s plausible. He has other ways of finding out who is or is not a Russian agent, right from the source, without asking the politician herself.
And then there’s this stellar clip, wherein Trump says that Nancy Pelosi “is a sick woman, she’s got a lot of mental problems” and admonishes her and the “dirty cops at the top of the FBI” to “get their act together for the good of the country.” Terrific leadership displayed here. You can get the same from a six-year-old playing fort in the backyard and talking down the other kids next door, who aren’t allowed to come over and play.
@realDonaldTrump "Kelsey" Gabbard. Hydroxy is must be kicking in
— Older European (@jamesacusack) May 19, 2020
The only reason trump can claim Tulsi Gabvard is not a Russian agent is he knows all the Russian agents. #putinsbitch
— Mike (@Bigrigger31) May 19, 2020
It's significant he's being so open about it, but Trumpists have always raved about Gabbard. There is no significant moral difference between Tulsi Gabbard, Jill Stein and Donald Trump (and Medea Benjamin, for that matter, who awarded Trump Code Pink's "pink badge of courage"). https://t.co/IBMsOZCesM
— Terry Glavin (@TerryGlavin) May 19, 2020
Another interesting and unique afternoon commentary from Donald Trump, who now returns to the Whtie House to watch cable news and enjoy a nice hydroxy on the rocks-ee. This is our government circa 2020, folks. But I do believe one statement Trump made: he said there would be a “transition to greatness” in the fall. The nano second this bum is voted out is the day we start to become great again, no question.