For reasons known only to them, Donald Trump’s remaining handlers and allies keep marching him out into public view even as his mental faculties become more questionable by the day. Last night they put him out there at the college football national championship game, allowing the public to see that he can no longer remember the words to the National Anthem. Today they put him in a bipartisan meeting with Congress, which revealed that he’s even further gone than we thought.
Much of the meeting, which was televised live on cable news, centered around immigration reform. Democrats want DACA fixed so that immigrants who were brought here as children can legally remain here. Republicans have a mixed view on DACA, while demanding that an expensive and pointless wall be built along the border which wouldn’t actually keep anyone out. Trump spent the meeting revealing that he no longer even knows where he, or anyone else involved, stands on the issue.
Here’s an actual quote of Trump babbling about immigration today: “I think a clean DACA bill, to me, is a DACA bill, but we take care of the 800,000 people.” Anyone know what that means? Okay, how about this Trump note instead: “I think, to me, a clean bill is a bill of DACA, we take care of them, and we also take care of security.” It somehow gets even worse.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein managed to convince Donald Trump into agreeing to fully support a DACA bill, only for Republicans in the room to jump in and gently try to explain to Trump that he didn’t understand what he was agreeing to. Trump then insisted that he knew what Feinstein was asking for, only for Feinstein to agree with the Republicans that she was talking about something else. Trump becomes more vacant and confused by the day.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report