We’ve seen it before, and now that he’s truly on the ropes, we’re seeing it again: Donald Trump is exhibiting the key symptoms of someone who’s high on cocaine. He’s agitated. He’s jittery. He’s sniffing constantly. If he’s not coked out of his mind tonight, then we have an even bigger problem, because it would mean Trump is behaving in this manner without being high. So what’s got him acting coked out this time?
Trump’s Asia trip was a bust. He made no progress with America’s allies. He looked foolish and arguably senile during his public appearances. His meeting with Vladimir Putin didn’t appear to go well. His wife Melania bailed on the Asia trip halfway through, using the excuse that she wanted to visit the zoo, and she ended up traveling home on her own. During the trip, Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner were both caught having tried to cover up secret Russian communications during the election. When Trump held a press conference after returning from his trip, he appeared mentally broken and half dead.
Sure enough, Trump spent Friday and Saturday apparently doing nothing at all. His official schedule had nothing on it, and his tweets were few and far between. Then on Sunday afternoon, a half dead Trump suddenly sprang to life and launched into two simultaneous feuds. He fired this garbage off at a basketball player’s father: “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!” Then he frantically shifted gears and attacked Senator Jeff Flake. Then he came right back to attacking the basketball player’s father again.
When Donald Trump began acting in this manner during the debates, retired medical doctor Howard Dean and former cocaine user Carrie Fisher both openly accused him of being high on cocaine at the time. We have no way of knowing for sure if Trump is truly getting high on coke or his psychological failings merely cause him to act in this manner. Either way, he’s once again acting like he’s high. As Rick James once said, cocaine is a hell of a drug.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report