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oberliner

(58,724 posts)
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 06:09 AM Jun 2017

Donald Trump is not well (Op Ed by Joe and Mika in WaPo)

Last edited Fri Jun 30, 2017, 06:42 AM - Edit history (1)

President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, “Morning Joe.”

The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us. During the campaign, the Republican nominee called Mika “neurotic” and promised to attack us personally after the campaign ended. This year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked. We ignored their desperate pleas.

The president’s unhealthy obsession with “Morning Joe” does not serve the best interests of either his mental state or the country he runs. Despite his constant claims that he no longer watches the show, the president’s closest advisers tell us otherwise. That is unfortunate. We believe it would be better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to “Fox & Friends.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/donald-trump-is-not-well/2017/06/30/97759ee0-5d0f-11e7-9b7d-14576dc0f39d_story.html?utm_term=.c8f247d0cce1

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Donald Trump is not well (Op Ed by Joe and Mika in WaPo) (Original Post) oberliner Jun 2017 OP
Alarm bells are now becoming nearly deafening Siwsan Jun 2017 #1
This was written by Joe and Mike, incidentally oberliner Jun 2017 #3
Amen. My father also at the start of Alz... bresue Jun 2017 #9
the freaking republican (KGOP) party is not well Achilleaze Jun 2017 #2
"better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV..." BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #4
He is incapable of paying attention to daily briefings oberliner Jun 2017 #5
I know and that is why he doesn't belong in the position. BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #7
Donald Trump is off the rails and we must worry about his grip on reality. mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2017 #24
His latest tweet BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #25
he is the same shit he has always been JI7 Jun 2017 #6
He's the same man he's been for all the time you had him on... JHB Jun 2017 #8
Yes, indeed oberliner Jun 2017 #10
They claim - and Donnie backs it up - that he's had a definite personality change Vinca Jun 2017 #20
Nice piece to drive up viewership dalton99a Jun 2017 #11
Yes, indeed oberliner Jun 2017 #12
On my morning news 'surf'... CanSocDem Jun 2017 #13
Good points oberliner Jun 2017 #14
It's a ratings godsend and they're milking it for all it's worth dalton99a Jun 2017 #15
To be fair, it was outrageous. And I notice Greta is gone...maybe MSNBC is getting the Demsrule86 Jun 2017 #16
Nah, MSNBCs motivation remains profit. sharedvalues Jun 2017 #19
O'Donnell has a very high rated show and they tried to fire him Demsrule86 Jul 2017 #29
They busted him on his lies in the tweets GusBob Jun 2017 #17
KnR - nt KingCharlemagne Jun 2017 #18
Yeah, maybe next time don't promote a racist assclown just because it's good for ratings. And before Guy Whitey Corngood Jun 2017 #21
Exactly oberliner Jun 2017 #22
Bullseye. My sentiments exactly. (nt) Paladin Jun 2017 #23
When you eagerly lie down with a wildly scratching dog and get up 50 Shades Of Blue Jun 2017 #26
Lie down with trumps. Wake up with mental herpes..... and possibly the regular kind too. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Jun 2017 #28
Burn Johnny2X2X Jun 2017 #27

Siwsan

(26,498 posts)
1. Alarm bells are now becoming nearly deafening
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 06:13 AM
Jun 2017

I've seen this type of childish, vindictive behavior, before, when dementia/Alzheimer's really started to take ahold of my mother's brain.

bresue

(1,007 posts)
9. Amen. My father also at the start of Alz...
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 06:58 AM
Jun 2017

Only he did not become combative...but would cry and pout!....

I have worked with several Alz that showed this behavior and usually relates to stress. The more stress, the more vicious the behavior. And many are prescribed psychotropic meds because they present a danger to themselves and to their families.

For example, we had a former football coach who was a very big guy. His wife was a little thing and tried to take care of him at home as long as she could. The deciding factor was when he tried to use her as a football to make a touchdown....just saying....

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
2. the freaking republican (KGOP) party is not well
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 06:38 AM
Jun 2017

traitorous bastards will not lift a finger to defend American democracy from the acts of war* being perpetrated against us by the freaking evil empire* of russia. Disgusting.

* per dick cheney
** per ronald reagan

BumRushDaShow

(131,879 posts)
4. "better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV..."
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 06:44 AM
Jun 2017

OFF

He needs to pay attention to the fucking daily briefings and turn the damn TV off.

BumRushDaShow

(131,879 posts)
7. I know and that is why he doesn't belong in the position.
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 06:46 AM
Jun 2017

He is a national security risk.

Edit - Eugene Robinson just said it - he is not fit to be in the office of the President of the United States.

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,334 posts)
24. Donald Trump is off the rails and we must worry about his grip on reality.
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 09:02 AM
Jun 2017
Donald Trump is off the rails and we must worry about his grip on reality.



BumRushDaShow

(131,879 posts)
25. His latest tweet
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 09:04 AM
Jun 2017



TEXT
Donald J. Trump?Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show

8:55 AM - 30 Jun 2017

JHB

(37,181 posts)
8. He's the same man he's been for all the time you had him on...
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 06:48 AM
Jun 2017

...including the phone-ins.

He may not be equipped to continue watching your show, but since you decide what goes on it, you're not equipped to continue airing it.

Go have a nice honeymoon, you two. For, say, the next thirty years. No rush for you to get back to work.

Vinca

(50,410 posts)
20. They claim - and Donnie backs it up - that he's had a definite personality change
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 08:37 AM
Jun 2017

in the past year. That's pretty consistent with some kind of dementia taking over. Yesterday I was talking with a lady I've known for years. On the outside she appears completely normal and occasionally she can carry on a cogent conversation. But yesterday we carried on a gibberish conversation. And this has obviously gotten worse over the past 6 months.

dalton99a

(82,126 posts)
11. Nice piece to drive up viewership
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 07:04 AM
Jun 2017

The Donald Trump before the campaign was the same cruel manipulative liar


"You have me almost as a legendary figure, I like that," Donald Trump told Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
12. Yes, indeed
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 07:06 AM
Jun 2017

And Joe and Mika have been his friend for over a decade.

And regularly had him on their show during the campaign - he thanked them for their support.

 

CanSocDem

(3,286 posts)
13. On my morning news 'surf'...
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 07:19 AM
Jun 2017


....I noticed that MSNBC couldn't stop talking about their outrage. They hyped and hyped that Joe and Mika would forego their day off to come on set and personally respond to Trump. I just had to miss it....

Another day in the life of American culture that is better viewed on DU than MSNBC. Thank you for the link and thread.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
14. Good points
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 07:22 AM
Jun 2017

As much as I despise Trump, I also lament what has become of much of the news industry (particularly cable news).

sharedvalues

(6,916 posts)
19. Nah, MSNBCs motivation remains profit.
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 08:30 AM
Jun 2017

As long as cable news remains profit-focused, they're always going to prioritize controversy, repeat what prominent people and media say whether true or not, and avoid antagonizing people with power.

Demsrule86

(69,100 posts)
29. O'Donnell has a very high rated show and they tried to fire him
Sat Jul 1, 2017, 07:48 PM
Jul 2017

so I don't think it is about the money always.

Guy Whitey Corngood

(26,537 posts)
21. Yeah, maybe next time don't promote a racist assclown just because it's good for ratings. And before
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 08:43 AM
Jun 2017

I start getting the stupid "Does that justify......?" replies. No it does not. But the fable about the frog and the scorpion comes to mind.

50 Shades Of Blue

(10,274 posts)
26. When you eagerly lie down with a wildly scratching dog and get up
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 10:04 AM
Jun 2017

Covered in biting fleas, you can't say you weren't warned!!

Johnny2X2X

(19,685 posts)
27. Burn
Fri Jun 30, 2017, 10:11 AM
Jun 2017

This was cleverly written to push all of Trump's buttons. The man is not well and he's spiraling into madness. Someone needs to do something to remove him from office before he does something that changes the world forever.

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