We (almost) can’t believe it. After dozens of failed businesses, a destructive presidency, federal indictments, and now a campaign structured around phantom election fraud from three years ago, people are starting to realize it. Trump is not well.
At The Lincoln Project, we’ve known this since the start. Donnie has never been well. But we’ll say this, he’s definitely getting worse. Lately, he’s been getting Nikki Haley mixed up with Nancy Pelosi, struggling to walk, mixing up foreign leaders, and even confusing Biden with Obama.
Can you blame the guy? He kind of has a lot going on… First off, he’s trying to stay out of jail. The Donald is currently facing 91 criminal charges, and it’s not easy to create a defense when you have a lawyer quitting every other week.
Second, he has to worry about his “businesses.” We know the guy isn’t really a billionaire, but he does have a lot of second-rate hotels to run, and a lot of them are in danger. Heck, he may even lose his permit to operate in Manhattan. Don Jr. may be a little worried about his allowance drying up…
Third, he’s in an all out battle for his pride: the 2024 presidential election. Trump’s biggest fear is being called a loser, and this fear has a great chance of being realized come November. He already lost in 2020. Can his ego take another national failure? We’re thinking no.
It’s these factors and more that are causing Trump’s mental health to taper off. Like we said before, this is a lot for one man to handle, but why would we want somebody who can’t handle his own life to govern (or dictate) the lives of 332 million Americans?
-The Lincoln Project