Conservative political commentator George Will writes in a piece running under the headline “Trump has a dangerous disability” in The Washington Post that Donald Trump has the inability to think and speak clearly.
“This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability,” Will writes in the opinion piece. “It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence.”
Will cites a number of examples of Trump’s apparent lack of understanding of the nuances of historical and current events, including the Civil War (see the video below), the one-China policy and the nuclear triad.
On that last subject, Will writes: “As a candidate, Trump did not know what the nuclear triad is. Asked about it, he said: ‘We have to be extremely vigilant and extremely careful when it comes to nuclear. Nuclear changes the whole ballgame.’ Invited to elaborate, he said: ‘I think — I think, for me, nuclear is just the power, the devastation is very important to me.'”
Will concludes: “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.”
Here’s a clip put together by The Washington Post featuring Trump’s thoughts on the Civil War …