Tag Archives: Trump’s brain


Buttigieg Offers Pity for Trump’s Altered Hurricane Map

“I feel sorry for the President. It makes you feel a kind of pity for everybody involved… No matter how you cut it, this is an unbelievably sad state of affairs.”

— Pete Buttigieg, in a CNN interview, on President Trump showing an altered Hurricane Dorian trajectory map.


Clinton Says She’s Living in Trump’s Brain

“I’m living rent-free inside of Donald Trump’s brain, and it’s not a very nice place to be, I can tell you that.”

— Hillary Clinton, in an interview with Rachel Maddow, on President Trump’s fixation with her.


Trump’s Not a Planner, Doesn’t Like Plans

“He gets frustrated when there is a plan. He’s not a guy who likes a plan… There’s an animosity towards planning, and there’s a desire to pick fights that have nothing to do with us.”

— An unnamed adviser to President Trump, quoted by Axios.


Rubio Gives Resounding Endorsement of Trump’s Mental State

“Well, he’s had the nuclear codes for a year and a half, and we’ve been all right.”

— Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), in an interview with the Weekly Standard, on his comments during the 2016 primaries that Donald Trump was so mentally unstable he couldn’t be trusted with the nuclear launch codes.


Trump: You Need an ID to Buy Groceries

“If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID. You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture.”

— In an attempt to defend voter ID laws, President Trump “wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries,” the AP reports.


Dingell Has a Low Opinion of Trump’s Intellect

“I wouldn’t trust his silly ass to pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.”

— Former Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), quoted by E&E News, on President Trump.


Transcripts Reveal Trump Is as Stupid as He Appears to Be

“The transcript of Donald Trump’s discussion with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull obtained by the Washington Post reveals many things, but the most significant may be that Trump in his private negotiations is every bit as mentally limited as he appears to be in public.”

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The Madness of Trump’s Hands

“If you want to better understand Donald Trump ? his presidency, his approach personal diplomacy, even his psyche ? simply follow his hands. … Those hands, and their unexceptional digits, have been the source of immense insecurity, prompting him to lash out at critics and boast about his genitalia. They give insights into his marriage for the way they search ? ever so subtly and often unsuccessfully ? for his wife’s embrace. They tell us about his comfort in office as he attempts to find his footing on the world stage. And they illustrate his preoccupation with imagery and the role it plays in advancing his agenda. … The Trump handshake has become most unique greeting in all of politics.”



Trump’s “Surreal Disarray” and Confusion Over Civil War

“It seems to be among the most bizarre recent 24 hours in American presidential history. It was all just surreal disarray and a confused mental state from the president.”

— Historian Douglas Brinkley, quoted by Politico, after President Trump questioned why the Civil War needed to happen.


There’s No Point in Trying to Understand Trump

“What on earth is the point of trying to understand him when there is nothing to understand? Calling him a liar is true enough, but liars have some cognitive grip on reality, and he doesn’t. Liars remember what they have said before. His brain is a neural Etch A Sketch. He doesn’t speak, we realize; he emits random noises. He refuses to take responsibility for anything. He can accuse his predecessor and Obama’s national security adviser of crimes, and provide no evidence for either. He has no strategy beyond the next 24 hours, no guiding philosophy, no politics, no consistency at all — just whatever makes him feel good about himself this second. He therefore believes whatever bizarre nonfact he can instantly cook up in his addled head, or whatever the last person who spoke to him said. He makes Chauncey Gardiner look like Abraham Lincoln.”

Andrew Sullivan