I do think he has mental issues, and they have ben getting worse. Back in the 80s he was mainly coherent, but lately he has really gotten me worried - I spent the last 15 years watching my mom lose her mind into alzheimers … not pretty.
I have no particular expertise in this discipline, but two very large red flags for me were Trump’s recent, repeated use of “oranges” for “origins”, and his mistaken claim that his father was born in Germany. For me, there seems little question that his mind has deteriorated even over the relatively short time since his inauguration.
I see Dr. Gartner mentioned that the combination of a personality disorder, as seems to be the case with Trump, and incipient dementia, is something of a worst-case scenario. I’m not sure I’m expressing this in a totally coherent way, but perhaps the onset of dementia in Trump’s case is not as apparent as it might be to the casual viewer because of the general oddness of Trump’s personality.
I’m not a believer in “five dimensional chess”, but sometimes I think trump says outrageous things deliberately.
Either because he in his own way is making fun of the press, or because he really doesn’t like being president and keeps trying to see how bad he can be before he’s removed from office. So far, he hasn’t reached the country’s limit. And it confounds him.
I’m in concurrence with this. I never got the impression that he took it seriously when he first started campaiging, that it was a “check the block and add it to the resume” thing for him (his ego). I don’t beleive that he actually expected to get the nomination. When he did, I don’t think he expected to actually get elected at first.
President Trump may or may not be losing it. He may have appeared a bit more on the ball in the past because he was never put in a spot like this.
But I don’t see any evidence of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
And I say this as the primary caretaker of a person with severe dementia. I was his caretaker at home for a couple of years, until it became clear that he could no longer live in his home, and now I visit him nearly every day in the advance memory care facility in which he lives now. And I meet a lot of people with dementia or Alzheimer’s there.
In my (decidedly non-medical, non-professional, non-qualified) opinion, the president does not have Alzheimer’s, and does not have perceptible dementia.
I was just telling my wife that I absolutely did not think he suffered any dementia or similar mental problems. However, we also just discussed that recently, I began to wonder if perhaps he really does. I think it was:
stating his Father was born in Germany
And really…just listening to him recently has made him sound a lot worse. I guess it is just stress and so forth, but he does seem to being have a breakdown sometimes.
I’ll say “probably not” still, but he certainly looks worse than he did 20 years ago. I mean mentally, not just physically.