The state of Trump’s mind has been a matter of continuous discussion ever since he came on the scene as a presidential candidate. Mental health professionals have weighed in despite their professions rules against doing so. More recently in an op-ed piece David Brooks posed the idea that we are dealing with a child, “When the World Is Led by a Child“. Some demurred at what they felt was a demeaning comparison with the actual positive characteristics of children.1 Others offer more political explanations for Trump’s behavior.
Ever since Trump came into my view as a candidate for President I have thought that his speech is strange. Choppy, half thoughts, repetitions of words and phrases, very few polysyllabic words, in short lacking in fluidity and continuity.
Is this the way Trump has always spoken. Or, Is it just his lifelong speech pattern ?
Being Trump and always casting himself into the public eye there is quite a bit of tape of him speaking from 30 and more years ago. Listen to one or all of these snippets. Forget about the content. Just listen to his speech. It is fluid, normal, conversational speech. Is our Trump at age 70 showing signs of his age?? Early indications of dementia or some other plague of old age?
https://youtu.be/0-w47wgdhso – 1980 – news interview
https://youtu.be/A8wJc7vHcTs – Larry King Show 1987
https://youtu.be/W5kA2r2SE7g – Joan Rivers 1990