George Will: Trump is Disabled



Conservative columnist George Will believes that Donald Trump is incapable of speaking and thinking clearly. “This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability,” he writes, “it is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence.”

Here is a taste.  Wills pulls no punches:

What is most alarming (and mortifying to the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated) is not that Trump has entered his eighth decade unscathed by even elementary knowledge about the nation’s history. As this column has said before, the problem isn’t that he does not know this or that, or that he does not know that he does not know this or that. Rather, the dangerous thing is that he does not know what it is to know something…

Americans have placed vast military power at the discretion of this mind, a presidential discretion that is largely immune to restraint by the Madisonian system of institutional checks and balances. So, it is up to the public to quarantine this presidency by insistently communicating to its elected representatives a steady, rational fear of this man whose combination of impulsivity and credulity render him uniquely unfit to take the nation into a military conflict.

Read the entire column at The Washington Post.


2 thoughts on “George Will: Trump is Disabled

  1. Has Will ever publicly reckoned with his role creating this kind of conservatism?

    His last column before the ’12 election was about how radical Obama was; he didn’t really talk about anything Obama had actually done, but leaned on some academic who was freaked out about Woodrow Wilson & whatnot.

    The academic went Trumpist in ’16. Does Will regret going in for the paranoid style?


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