When you’ve passed out or hit your head and they’re trying to figure out if you’re okay, they’ll ask you, “Who is the current President of the United States?” If you said Barack Obama, who hasn’t been in office for nearly seven years, they’d take you to the hospital. Yet Donald Trump has said that Barack Obama is the current President of the United States seven different times in the past month.
If Donald Trump were anyone other than Donald Trump, and he was making these same cognitive mistakes, the entire mainstream media would have written him off by now as being a dementia patient. But because the media (on both sides) is still trying to chase ratings by pretending that Trump is going to be viable in 2024, they don’t want to admit that he’s gone senile.
So we’ve got a criminal defendant awaiting trial who’s so senile he can’t remember a basic fact that would get most people taken to the hospital for a brain scan, and yet the media is still largely going along with pretending that he’s going to be a candidate for President of the United States in a future election. As a general rule, if you don’t know who the current President is, you’re not viable to become the next President.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report