by Shelton Bumgarner
For me, the issue that MAGA completely misses about Trump is his ability to self-own on a staggering level. The source of all this self-owning is that he is not only criminally incompetent at his job, but he’s slowly losing his mind.
So, yes, buying Greenland kinda, sorta makes sense. But to go about it in the erratic manner Trump did is shameful in the extreme. If you’re going to do something like buy Greenland, you need to prep the public first. You need to lay the groundwork for it.
The same thing with meeting with the Taliban. There was a way for him to do it and get honest praise for it. But it would have taken as much as a year’s worth of prep work to get to that point. But Trump’s criminally lazy, too, and no one worth anything will work for him. So we get him blurting out having them come to Camp David the week of the annual 9/11 memorial services.
At the core of this, of course, is Trump has degenerative brain rot. We’re not in a crisis — yet. I’m feeling a bit pessimistic about the Trump endgame, too. There is no bottom.