Rough weekend as Trump did some ceremonial duties among the golf trips to Virginia.
President Trump’s struggles to stand still during a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery lit up social media Monday, prompting users to recall past incidents in which the commander in chief, who turns 74 next month, battled to find a balance.
Trump seemed to have significant trouble balancing as he approached the wreath today at Arlington Cemetery. pic.twitter.com/p6DHKC5Uqd— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) May 25, 2020
In a tweet fired off this Monday afternoon, President Trump painted a rosy picture of the response to his administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he’s received “great reviews” for his performance.
Then there’s the RNC in Charlotte, featuring the usual Trump tactic of pre-event complaining to elicit concessions.
Trump’s threat appears to be a step in an effort to transform the pandemic response into a front in the culture wars roiling the nation.
Greg Olear interviewed Noel Casler and reviewed some matters related to Trump’s “personal Vietnam”.
The comic Noel Casler worked on Celebrity Apprentice for six seasons. For the last three, he worked closely with Ivanka Trump. Unlike his colleagues, Casler has bravely thwarted his nondisclosure agreement, taking to the stand-up stage, and to Twitter, to tell us the unvarnished truth. And like Trump’s hair-do, it ain’t pretty:
GO: The drugs are obviously a much bigger deal. Anyone who’s watched him during the last three years—and especially during the pandemic pressers—can see that there are times when his affect is radically different. The press will describe him sometimes as “subdued.” Can you detail what you’ve seen?
NC: He snorts Adderall as his maintenance high. When he gets too wired, this is tempered with benzodiazepines. There’s also a robust use of cocaine and methamphetamine in the Trump orbit, and I’ll leave it at that….NYC is also full of folks with anecdotes of Trump’s drug use. They come up to me and share stories all the time. Look into the Dr. Bornstein stuff if you want to know more, and ask yourself why Trump sent [his bodyguard] Keith Schiller to strong-arm the doctor and steal his medical records, shortly after being elected POTUS.
GO: Next: Sexually transmitted disease. I don’t think this is important, except that it tells us something about his character, or lack thereof, if he has herpes and goes around having unprotected sex—and, even worse, sexually assaulting and raping women.
NC: Yes. “Captain Valtrex” was another nickname for him. He sent his secretaries to the CVS on 57th Street to pick up his scripts for that herpes treatment. He used the name “John Barron” on some of these prescriptions.