Next Democrat Gambit: Trump Too Crazy to Be President

My latest in PJ Media:

Their massive impeachment hoax has failed, although it is likely that the Democrats, intent as ever on discrediting and destroying one of the most successful presidents in American history, will cue up another impeachment trial this summer, and probably fail just as ignominiously as they did this time. But before they fail again with another impeachment, it looks as if the Dems have decided to fail with another tactic they’ve used before: claiming that the president is seriously ill and incapable of discharging the duties of his office.

Nancy Pelosi signaled the new use of this old tactic when she said Wednesday: “So, again, I extended the hand of friendship to him, to welcome him as the president of the United States to the people’s house. It was also an act of kindness, because he looked to me like he was a little sedated. He looked that way last year too.”

It was an odd claim coming from someone who appears to be drunk much of the time, but why would Trump have been sedated? Leftist media hack Eric Boehlert, formerly of Media Matters, Salon, and Rolling Stonetweeted Thursday after Trump’s speech recapitulating the attempt to frame him and thanking his supporters: “[In] light of insane speech today, it’s absolutely astonishing that over last 3 years DC press has refused to address Trump’s mental health as legit news story it’s the third rail of American journalism.”

Even before the State of the Union address, Andy Ostroy of tweeted: “.#WhatsWrongWithTrump? Is he suffering from a neurological disorder? Brain disease? This behavior is NOT NORMAL. The American people deserve to know if #Trump is seriously ill.” Ostroy was commenting on a short video clip that Real Time with Bill Maher put together, featuring a view of Trump’s verbal slip-ups and claiming on that basis that he was unfit to be president. If that were true, only William F. Buckley and Christopher Hitchens would be eligible for the presidency, and they’re both dead.

All this is derived from the notorious book A Warning, whose author is anonymous but was supposedly penned by an administration insider, and purporting to show a mentally unstable Trump and an administration in chaos.

If this sounds familiar, it is only because it is. Michael Wolff trod this ground in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House and Siege: Trump Under Fire, as did Bob Woodward in Fear: Trump in the White House. But those books, like A Warning, have all been discredited in their core assertions, such as A Warning’s claim that Vice President Pence supported a push to have Trump removed from office on the grounds of the 25th Amendment, which provides for the vice president to take over the presidency when the president is unable to perform his duties.

All these claims entangle the Democrats in a serious difficulty. If Trump is suffering from some serious illness and is mentally incapacitated, what does that say about them?

There is much more. Read the rest here.


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