"This man is not well..."
James Fallows on Trump's July 6 speech in Ohio:
It’s been nearly 13 months since Donald Trump came down the escalator and announced that he was running for president.
This evening, in Ohio, he gave what was even for him the most off-message, most (literally) deranged-seeming performance of his candidacy, and what would have been in any previous campaign a sign of very serious trouble...
The half-hour of Trump’s performance was objectively as alarming, in mental-balance terms, as anything we have seen from a major party candidate in modern history.
I can’t find an online video of the whole 30 minutes that has acceptable audio quality. But imagine the mosquito clip extended at full length and you have the idea.
I defy anyone to watch these 30 minutes[starting at 7:09] and feel comfortable with the idea of Donald Trump making the countless judgment calls required of a president.
This man is not well. But he is the man the GOP is about to nominate for the presidency.