Donald Trump’s medication, a ritalin-based derivative which was carefully dosed to be effective for a fortnight, abruptly stopped working over the weekend, leading the commander-in-tweet to fire off a volley of juvenile messages that again threatened to compromise the credibility of his presidency.
He first called North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, “short and fat” in a resumption of the schoolyard taunts that have brought the two nations to the brink of war. He also tweeted that critics who still want to investigate him for Russian collusion are “haters and fools.”
After a week of somewhat restrained rhetoric and disciplined diplomatic activity in Asia, the president’s psychiatric “traveling team” was hoping that his medication would continue to be effective until he boarded Air Force One on Tuesday to return to Washington, at which time they could properly sedate him.
But Mr. Trump’s mental illness apparently overpowered the strong drug cocktail they administered to him before leaving for Asia, causing the sudden shift in the president’s demeanor consistent with his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, psychosis, abnormal aggression, moron syndrome, and verbal diarrhea.
The challenge now is to stabilize the president’s mental state while he’s in the Philippines visiting Rodrigo Duterte, a dictator who’s at least as crazy as the president and perhaps even more diabolical. Mr. Trump’s handlers are concerned that Duterte’s unchecked derangement might actually stir “copycat craziness” in the president, putting America in even greater peril.
Many are now asking why the president’s meds failed to keep him restrained for the full fortnight?
One theory is that First Lady Melania Trump was not there to rub the president’s belly while he took his evening bath — a ritual that he enjoys and that calms him — because she had returned to the U.S. after the China leg of the trip.
Others believe that the president started to unravel when he first landed in Vietnam. The theory here is that guilt regarding his bone spur deferment that kept him from serving in the Vietnam War finally caught up to him. Babbling and in tears, the president had to be dragged out of Air Force One kicking and screaming upon arriving in Da Nang.
The next few days will be critical in determining just how successful Mr. Trump’s global psychiatric team is in keeping his lunacy in check. The world is rooting for the miracle of psychopharmacology.
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