Earlier today we brought you the alarming story of how Donald Trump was making a joint G20 appearance with the President of Argentina when he wandered off the stage in the middle of it, prompting his counterpart to react in confused fashion, and leaving a handler to chase after him. Now it turns out the entire scene was even more distressing – and revealing – than it initially appeared.
Immediately after Donald Trump left the stage, he was picked up on a mic saying – fairly clearly – “Get me out of here.” Trump has previously wandered away from signing ceremonies, joint press conferences, and even his own motorcade in months past, seemingly in mentally vacant fashion, even as his people have chased after him.
But this time around, it appears Trump simply gave up and walked away from a high profile diplomatic event he couldn’t handle dealing with. So now what?
It’s not a stretch to interpret this as Donald Trump cracking under the pressure of an endgame Trump-Russia scandal, or realizing he won’t survive it, or simply giving up. Take your pick. Either way, Trump is toast and he knows it. He’s gone from previously mailing it in, to now not even mailing it in.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report