Get out the hook. Drag him off the stage. Use impeachment. Use the 25th Amendment. Lure him by waving a Big Mac in front of him. Promise to pay off his debts to Vladimir Putin. Whatever it takes, it’s time for Donald Trump to exit stage left, stage right, or through a trap door, by whatever reasonable means necessary. That’s been true for a long time, but the debacle he put on today in front of the cameras should be the end of it.
Donald Trump sat there in front of the cameras today with a hurricane map that he and/or his handlers altered with a black Sharpie to make it look like the storm reached Alabama, all try to cover up the fact that days ago, Trump mistakenly said the storm was going to hit Alabama. No really, this happened. Reporters even asked him if he’d drawn on it with a Sharpie, and he said “I don’t know.”
It was one (dangerous, incompetent, idiotic) thing for Trump to have said it in the first place. For him to sit there with a fake map today, trying to pretend a hurricane hit a state that it didn’t hit? That’s grounds for him to be involuntarily locked in a rubber room.
Get this deranged clown off the stage. Right now. This guy is so far gone, there’s a greater than zero chance that his next step will be to try to nuke Alabama just so he can say he was trying to nuke the hurricane that landed there. Donald Trump has to go, and he has to go now. And for the record, anyone still supporting Trump is every bit as mentally incompetent as he is. They can share a rubber room with him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report