Thursday, December 07, 2017

‘That impairment is chilling’: GOP’s Steve Schmidt

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said President Donald Trump shows clear signs of physical and mental decline -- and he challenged GOP lawmakers to speak up. The president slurred his words during the announcement Wednesday that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Schmidt said Trump's apparent impairment was even noticeable on the radio, without the visuals of television. "It's not the first instance, he's clearly slurring his words," Schmidt told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I don't know what the cause of it is, but when you combine it with (Sen.) Bob Corker's critique that the president of the United States is unstable, that he's dangerous, when you look at the private comments that are made by members of Congress around his stability, you look at his actions in recent weeks."


"We look at the reality that on this day we talk about the Churchill-Roosevelt relationship where the president of the United States is not welcome in the United Kingdom, where there is a consensus among both parties in Great Britain that his presence next to the queen is an assault on her dignity by him standing next to her," Schmidt continued. "When you look at all of this, this is worthy of discussion. The question of his fitness, of his stability, is in the air, and it doesn't get better when you see clear impairments. I don't know, is that a tooth problem? Is that something else?"

Trump's personal physician, who Schmidt compared to a character in the slapstick "Cannonball Run" movies, claimed Trump was the "healthiest individual ever elected" -- but otherwise no details are publicly available about his fitness.

"Presidents every year typically to Bethesda Naval Hospital for a checkup," Schmidt said. "This president, to my knowledge, is departing that. We don't know what's going on, but this is a legitimate issue worthy of consideration. This is the man who commands America's nuclear arsenal. That video, that speech, that impairment is chilling."

Host Joe Scarborough said numerous Republicans had told him and co-host Mika Brzezinski that Trump was not fit, just as senior Democratic lawmakers had questioned Barack Obama's experience.

"We're hearing it time and time again, (but) at some point somebody has to go in front of a camera and say that," Scarborough said. "If we're in the middle of a nuclear standoff, there are so many Republicans that have said that behind the scenes. I think for the good of this country, we need to have a public discussion, and Republicans other than Bob Corker need to start talking about it."


He just had the remnants of a KFC family bucket stuck in his teeth.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-07 08:56 AM

The most direct explanation is that he's stoned. I wonder if the medical records he's hiding will state that he was treated for addiction?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-07 09:24 AM

Or a stroke.

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-07 09:37 AM

#2 We will never see his medical records. Only a flimsy letter saying is the healthiest person on the planet earth ever.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-07 09:50 AM

Zed, he was snorting and sniffing again. never seen that in a stoner's behavior.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-07 09:53 AM

I have ZERO citation other than experience with my senior family members for this:
Sounds to me like his dentures are coming loose.

#6 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-12-07 10:18 AM

Zed, he was snorting and sniffing again. never seen that in a stoner's behavior.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-07 09

By stoned I wasn't referring to marijuana.

Find out if his personal physician is giving him amphetamine injections.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-07 10:29 AM

Comrade Avigdore,
If you were a gazillionaire, and needed tooth replacement, would you get false teeth or dental implants?

Assuming that this dotard has false teeth that come out is a stretch.

What else you got?

#8 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-07 11:14 AM

Nonsense, Trump just renamed our country the Unided Shtades of Aghmerecka

#9 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-07 01:39 PM

"Or a stroke."

We don't have that kind of luck.

#10 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-12-07 11:22 PM

I have ZERO citation other than experience with my senior family members for this:
Sounds to me like his dentures are coming loose.

As a person with both upper and lower dentures...just doesn't slur and mangle words like that whith loose teeth..this appears to be impairment..loose teeth doesn't make your lips do strange things...and even when they are loose one can still articulate speech unless the catastrophic occurs, like the plate coming right loose, which would be visible to the observer...this does not happen in the video.

#11 | Posted by ghoti at 2017-12-08 08:36 AM

Are they drugging him to calm him down perhaps??

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-08 09:19 AM

Are they drugging him to calm him down perhaps??

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-08 09:

If the history of despots is any guide, Trump is self-medicating with the connivance of many.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-08 10:16 AM

Whosch isch thisch schtupid schteve schmit?


#14 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-12-08 11:00 AM

At 70 years old, Trump is the oldest person to be elected president. His father Fred was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six years before his death. According to the Alzheimer's Association, "age, family history and heredity" are the most important risk factors in developing the disease. Most sufferers start to show signs of the illness at age 65.

Remember when Trump forgot which country he'd just bombed? When it just slipped his mind to sign a pair of executive orders during an event created for that explicit purpose? When he couldn't locate Rudy Giuliani, who was sitting directly across from him at a media briefing? When he said Malania really wanted to be at the event, while she was standing right next to him? When he walked past the yuge SUV Limo that was parked at the foot of his arrival stair down from Air Force 1 and said "where's the Limo"? When he stood up from his chair and wandered off stage in Europe and had to be lead back to his place? Those things don't seem like innocuous senior moments.

Trump also seems to exhibit other signs of Alzheimer's listed by health organizations. Moodiness, paranoia, belligerence and erratic behavior are all key indicators of the onset of dementia. Trump's inappropriate tweets, his belief that his phones are tapped and his quickness to anger, as described by his staff, all fit the bill.

#15 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-08 12:30 PM

Sounds to me like his dentures are coming loose.

The ------------------- sounds more dotarded than usual because his choppers are as fake as Ivanka's bolt-ons? That's quite an excuse.

#16 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-12-08 06:06 PM

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