Donald Trump’s brain is failing him to the point that he often doesn’t know what he’s saying, or what’s going on, or where he’s at, or who the people around him are. Trump also appears to have something physical wrong with him, causing him to slur his words more and more often.
These two problems intersected during Trump’s failed attempt at giving a speech on Friday, when he went on an incoherently senile bender about electric cars, and in the process ended up slurring his words so badly that you’d think he was drunk if you didn’t know better:
Trump, slurring: Rich people are given 7,000 dollar subsies pic.twitter.com/c99d0Og8EO
— Biden-Harris HQ (@BidenHQ) February 10, 2024
So what’s going on with this guy? The cognitive decline speaks for itself, and is automatically disqualifying. Trump doesn’t know who the current President is, or who the Speaker of the House is, or who his ex-wife is, or what the current decade is. He’s senile, period.
On the other hand, Trump’s increasing difficulty forming words isn’t disqualifying if it’s strictly a physical issue. But given that Trump’s slurring is getting worse in tandem with his cognitive decline, it raises serious questions about whether the two may be connected. And since Trump refuses to go to real doctors who will tell us what’s really going on with him, it opens the door for the public to assume the worst. Trump increasingly comes off like someone who’s withering away.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report