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Fri Jun 21, 2024, 06:37 AM Jun 21

"I have to go upstairs to take care of The Afghanistan." [View all]

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When Trump cut short his interview with the author of Apprentice In Wonderland, he "excused" himself to leave by claiming he had to deal with Afghanistan. Trouble is that he was out of office, no longer the President, and was a private citizen when he said it.

I'm not saying his situation is the same, but I see some parallels in my personal experience.

I have a dear friend from college, age 67. Over the past years, she has suffered a declining memory and cognitive skills. (She used to be quite the wit.) Her family had to move her out of her apartment and into their family's home.

And here's my point. She talks like Trump. I'll be visiting her on a Sunday afternoon, and she'll cut the visit short by claiming that she has to return to sorting through her papers and documents, none of which are in her quarter. Another situation: She made an illegal left turn across two lanes of a major highway with a red light. The officer asked her why she did it. Her answer: She had to hurry to get home because she had very hungry cats. And she was sincere.

All she has is a bed in a bedroom, a kitchenette, a bathroom, and a place to watch cable TV. She is oblivious to what's going on around her. She still has some memories of the past. And were it not for her full-time aide, she would have walked one mile to her childhood home, believing her family still lives there. It's disconcerting and unsettling: my friend is a shell of her former self. At times, she's a stranger to me. She can't make decisions on her own behalf.

Don't get me wrong. My friend is still articulate and can follow a simple conversation. But it's like she's lost and searching at other times.

I see similarities between Trump and my friend. Her sister has Power of Attorney as my friend cannot legally sign her tax returns. She no longer has her car and apartment. Her sister supervises her medical care. (The doctors are not certain if it's dementia, Alzheimer's, chemo brain, or a combination.) Trump has no business returning to the WH where his decisions will not only affect my life and your life, but possibly the survival of the world.

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It doesnt bother his hsndlers. They know how to manipulate him. Could be Karadeniz Jun 21 #1
Nailed it malaise Jun 21 #2
Whatever George III's medical problems were, they were made infinitely worse by the quacks who were "treating" him. Aristus Jun 21 #17
You hit the nail on the head, what what peppertree Jun 22 #25
main problem is his handlers are as evil as he is, if not more so! LymphocyteLover Jun 21 #8
Yep! Stephen miller and bannon can carry on witj trump as a figurehead. Karadeniz Jun 21 #13
I've been looking at Stephen Miller's twitter feed lately.... it is incredibly sick, evil, totally racist propaganda LymphocyteLover Jun 21 #15
That is their goal. They will prop Trump up on meds to get through the election wnylib Jun 21 #21
No, they don't know how to handle him NJCher Jun 21 #24
the maggots dont care.. they want to elect him as prez..prop him up somewhere samnsara Jun 21 #3
The family created a fake office for the father Fred Farmer-Rick Jun 21 #4
Apprentice stage set Evolve Dammit Jun 21 #5
They'll recreate the Oval Office somewhere, as is done in presidential libraries, so he can do pretend president. Lonestarblue Jun 21 #6
Put a dead phone on the desk so he can shout insults at democratic world leaders... Harker Jun 21 #10
Basically, they have. yardwork Jun 21 #11
Two things seem rather obvious. His enablers are deeply invested in propping up Trump's powerful mythology, no matter Ford_Prefect Jun 21 #7
Sums it up perfectly orangecrush Jun 21 #9
My great grandfather was clear minded and capable of living alone with one or another of the grand uncles or ... marble falls Jun 21 #12
A big K&R for your last sentence. llmart Jun 21 #19
We lived in the early 90s in a small town in Nebraska. We wanted our two girls to have a project besides scouting ... marble falls Jun 21 #20
I'm always interested in people's stories, so don't be sorry at all. llmart Jun 21 #22
We are set on the path and then we get to run it. I was never sick until I got sick 12 years ago ... marble falls Jun 21 #23
Mashed potatoes for brains Saoirse9 Jun 21 #14
MAGA doesn't care because his handlers will push their religious plans - TBF Jun 21 #16
Is that like dropping the kids off at the pool? JoseBalow Jun 21 #18
Self Delete . . wrong post Maru Kitteh Jun 23 #26
Not sure that going to nursing homes GenThePerservering Jun 23 #27
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