However you want to characterize Donald Trump’s ongoing psychological and cognitive collapse, he’s reached the point where he publicly whines and cries like a baby – over the smallest of things – in embarrassingly self-pitying fashion. It’s now clear that golf is the only thing that Trump has left in his life that he enjoys, and he’s really sad that he’s recently been deprived of it.
Trump tweeted this disturbing tantrum today: “Some stories about the fact that in order to get outside and perhaps, even a little exercise, I played golf over the weekend. The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin – I knew this would happen! What they don’t say is that it was my first golf in almost 3 months and, if I waited 3 years, they would do their usual “hit” pieces anyway. They are sick with hatred and dishonesty. They are truly deranged!”
Trump then went on to spin a bizarre conspiracy theory involving President Obama, golf, a 747 jet, Hawaii, and ISIS. That kind of lunacy is we’ve come to expect from him. But for the President of the United States to openly cry over having to go a couple months without playing golf – during a pandemic where a hundred thousand Americans have died and counting – is just embarrassing.
And yet as Donald Trump declines further in the cognitive department, there’s apparently no one around him who can stop him from tweeting this kind of self-defeating nonsense. This really is embarrassing. If we cared about Trump at all, we’d feel bad over how he’s becoming such a shell of himself.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report