Some Republican Senators Reportedly Think Trump May Be Suffering from Early Alzheimer's

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Some Republican Senators Reportedly Think Trump May Be Suffering from Early Alzheimer's

David Brooks is a longtime columnist for The New York Times opinion page, and usually his articles aren’t worth covering. They’re typically banal, out-of-touch rants lamenting the advances of modern society—but in his latest piece, he reported a bit of news. Per Brooks:

The Republican senators went to the White House and saw a president so repetitive and rambling, some thought he might be suffering from early Alzheimer’s. But they know which way the wind is blowing. They gave him a standing ovation.

There may not be a better example of how craven and manipulative the modern Republican Party is: even in the face of a madman who may be losing his mind, they “know which way the wind is blowing,” and are willing to sink the country further into the doldrums—all in the name of the Holy Tax Cut—which only benefits their donors. Trump is not an aberration within the GOP, he is the human embodiment of all their actions over the last half-century. The GOP’s oxygen is personal grievance, and they whip up racial animosity in order to elect politicians who vote for hyper-corporatist policies that would never be able to win on their own merits. This corrupt, cynical political party is the number one problem facing America today.

Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.

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