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Is Donald Trump okay?

His story about hypothetically being electrocuted is another glimpse into a mind that is unwell.

It is irresponsible to obsess over President Biden's tendency to mangle a couple of words in a speech while Donald Trump is out there sounding detached from reality. Biden, who is old, at least makes sense. Trump, who also is old, rants like someone you'd cross the street to avoid.

We in the media have failed by becoming inured to Trump's verbal incontinence - not just the rapid-fire lies and revenge-seeking threats, but also the frightening glimpses into a mind that is, evidently, unwell. In 2016, Trump said outrageous things at his campaign rallies to be entertaining. In 2024, his tangents raise serious questions about his mental fitness.

His rally on Sunday in Las Vegas offered a grim smorgasbord of examples, but the obvious standout (and not in a good way) is the story he told about being aboard a hypothetical electric-powered boat. He posits that the battery would be so heavy that it would cause the craft to sink, and he relates his purported conversation with a knowledgeable mariner about this scenario. Bear with me, but it's worth reading the passage in full:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/06/10/trump-sharks-electrocuted-boat-story/

 

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