Conservative columnist George Will wrote a piece for Washington Post this week, saying that Donald Trump‘s “disorderly mind” is a “dangerous disability” that could have major repercussions for the country.
In his column, Will wrote that Trump has a knack for creating controversy whenever the president says something that indicates a serious lack of knowledge with no desire to learn. Will pointed to Trump’s remarks about the Civil War, the nuclear triad, and his one-China policy blunder as prime examples.
This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability. It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence.
Will went on to say that Trump frequently hurts himself because his failure to articulate betrays how many issues there are that Trump doesn’t fully understand. Will said that Trump acts with a “combination of impulsivity and credulity” that is worthy of deep concern, given the power that Trump now possesses.
Americans have placed vast military power at the discretion of this mind, a presidential discretion that is largely immune to restraint by the Madisonian system of institutional checks and balances. So, it is up to the public to quarantine this presidency by insistently communicating to its elected representatives a steady, rational fear of this man whose combination of impulsivity and credulity render him uniquely unfit to take the nation into a military conflict.
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