The Prince of Paranoia

Donald Trump is delusional. Full stop.

The evidence mounts, and is now overwhelming.

Early in his campaign he stood before a cheering crowd and explained how during the 9-11 attacks, “I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down.” A day later, when questioned on TV about his claim, he said to ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos, “It was on television. I saw it,” Trump said. “It was well covered at the time, George. Now, I know they don’t like to talk about it, but it was well covered at the time.”

Well covered? Then why can’t a single media person recall any such coverage? Because it never happened.

Trump has a long record of believing the most insane conspiracy theories. In recent days he’s brought up the sad suicide of Vincent Foster, hinting, strongly, that Bill or Hillary were directly involved. He chooses to ignore the slew of independent reports that ruled the death a suicide, and nothing more.

He was a staunch “birther” who claimed his team had found stuff about Obama’s birth certificate that “you wouldn’t believe.” Well, you don’t have to believe it, because they never found anything.

He believed oil prices came down because Obama asked the Saudis for a favor, but every independent economist knows that theory is simply stupid.

He implied on several occasions that Ted Cruz’s father was connected to the JFK assassination. He has doubts that Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes. And you may recall how during one of the early GOP debates he said he’s all for vaccinations for children, but wait, he knows of a child who became autistic after getting the shot.

For a compilation of some of Trump’s greatest delusions, check out this video from The Daily Show. (But skip over the weak comedy skit at the end.)

And of course he is certain, despite all the amazingly kind coverage he’s received, that the media is out to get him, and him only.

A paranoid “has an irrational and obsessive distrust of others.” But a U.S. president needs to govern in fact-based reality, not a paranoid’s fantasy world.

The thought of a Trump presidency ought to scare the crap out of you. What are you doing to prevent it?

Thanks for caring about the truth.


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