Even if you’ve been keeping apace with Donald Trump’s increasingly incoherent words and deeds on a regular basis, you’ve probably reached a point by now where you have no clue what he’s babbling about. He said seven times in one day that there was a Senator in the hospital, something which he apparently made up. He calls world leaders “rocket man” and worse. The guy’s coherence is simply gone. Now it turns out even Mike Pence has no idea what Trump is talking about.
Trump randomly announced this week, after a meeting with military Generals, that this was the “calm before the storm.” When a reporter later asked him to clarify the remark, he responded with a wink. Is he talking about going to war, or perhaps a bowel movement? No one knows. He probably doesn’t either. When Mike Pence was asked what it meant, he said “I’d refer you to the White House on any exposition on that” (link) because Pence doesn’t have a clue what the dotard is babbling about either. It gets worse.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” Then he never bothered to finish the thought before moving on to retweet one of his supporters who had just called for the murder of American journalists. What in hell is the “one thing” Trump is talking about?
This is like a bad reenactment of City Slickers, where Curly said the key to life was finding one thing, and then promptly dropped dead. Donald Trump is now babbling so incoherently, even those around him have no clue what he means – not even Mike Pence. Next we’ll find out that Trump thinks Pence is the butler.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report