The pressure of the Mueller Russian probe must be getting to President Trump. How else does one explain his insane rambling during the NATO summit in Brussels this past week?
Trump falsely claimed that U.S. gross domestic product “has doubled and tripled” since he took office. At current growth levels, it would take 20 years for the GDP to double and 30 years for it to triple.
Clearly, Trump hasn’t doubled or tripled U.S. GDP. So, is his claim the result of intense pressure from the Russian probe, outright ignorance, or is his lack of connection to reality - a sign of dementia?
The problem, of course, is his lack of grip on reality didn’t end with his false claims of his impact on U.S. economic growth during his first 18 months in office. Trump this week spewed a stream of wildly absurd claims while attending NATO including…
· Claiming that his poll numbers are better than Abraham Lincoln’s. (Presidential approval ratings didn’t exist when Lincoln died in 1865.)
· Wondering openly why we don’t hear the “beautiful name” of England as much anymore, compared with the United Kingdom. He apparently he knows nothing about the UK and its 1707 Acts of Union; and that England is just one part of the United Kingdom.
· Accused EU leaders of destroying its culture and identity by allowing in millions of migrants.
· NATO members were benefiting from the United States paying 90% of the costs of the organization. The truth is the U.S. spends about 20% of the monies needed.
· Tore into London Mayor Sadiq Khan for not standing up to terrorists and blames him for the spiraling crime in the capital. (Crime is actually down in the British capital.
· Insisted former Foreign Secretary a Possible Opponent of Theresa May Boris Johnson would make “A Great Prime Minister.”
· Denied once branding Theresa May a “bossy schoolteacher” (He did).
· Maintained he would keep ties with Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin despite the Salisbury Novichok poisonings.
· Claimed millions of Brits backed his policies. Trump has an approval rating of just 11% in the United Kingdom.