As things continue to get worse for Donald Trump, he appears to be in the midst of a cognitive collapse. His befuddled approach to his criminal and civil cases suggests he’s lost the cognitive ability to process such things. Trump’s senility issues are on display whenever he surfaces in public. He’ll spend interviews obsessively rambling about nonexistent things such as “nuclear warming” and go into all kinds of imaginary details that could only come from a failing mind. But going senile and going crazy are two different things, and it appears Trump is now doing both.
In an attempt at distracting everyone from the fact that he’s nothing more than a criminal defendant, Trump is out there trying to masquerade as some kind of a political candidate. The media is even playing along, attending his “rallies” and asking him questions. But of course the media can’t resist asking Trump about his criminal scandals, because they’re the only real story here, and it’s throwing off Trump pretty badly. Or rather, Trump is throwing things.
Vanity Fair is now reporting that when an NBC News reporter asked Trump about his criminal scandals during his Waco rally, Trump responded by picking up that reporter’s phone – which had been sitting there recording Trump’s answers – and tossed it. Then he picked up a second phone belonging to that same reporter and tossed it as well.
The media shouldn’t be covering Trump’s “rallies” to begin with. By doing so, the media is helping Trump to sell the false premise that he’s a political candidate, when it’s obvious that he’s only currently “running” in the still far-away 2024 race so he can raise money and use it for his legal defense in the three criminal trials that’ll put him in prison long before the 2024 election.
That said, even though the media is willing to carry Trump’s water on this because it’s good for ratings, it’s still going to ask him about his criminal scandals. And when that happens, Trump apparently can’t keep it together at all. When you’re running a fake campaign to distract everyone from the fact that you’re going to prison, and your response to a question about your criminal scandals is to start throwing people’s phones around, you’re pretty much giving away that you know it’s all over for you.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report