Now That A Republican Has Said Something, The Media Will Talk About Trump's Cognitive Issues
Non-Republicans have been raising red flags for years about Trump's cognitive issues, but the corporate press only started asking questions after Nikki Haley said something.
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Trump’s Cognitive Issues Take Center Stage In The 2024 Campaign
For several years, there has been something going on beneath the surface with Donald Trump.
Rachel Maddow mentioned that there seems to be something different and wrong with Trump on her MSNBC show in 2019, “I don’t know if something started at the G7 conference that maybe rattled something a little bit loose, but something is going wrong right now. More wrong than it has been previously. It’s going wrong at a bad time and in a bad way.”
What alarmed Maddow was Trump congratulating Poland on being invaded by the Nazis on the 80th anniversary of the invasion and Trump’s claim that he had never heard of a Category 5 hurricane as the fourth one of his presidency headed for the US.
Trump traveled so poorly that long before COVID, the administration started sending VP Mike Pence in his place on foreign trips.
The problems began long before then. In 2018, Republicans began raising concerns about Trump having memory loss issues and signs of senility.
Trump’s habit of having to be minded or handled or he would wander off was noticed in the first year of his presidency.
The media treated these issues as if they were left-wing hysteria and ignored the problems that their corporate cash cow seemed to be having until the New Hampshire incident.
Over the weekend in New Hampshire, Trump confused Nikki Haley and Nancy Pelosi four times during a campaign speech.
Trump said, “Reports the crowds, you know, by the way, they never report the crowd on January 6, you know, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley. You know, they do you know they destroyed all of the information all of the evidence everything deleted and destroyed all of it all of it Because of lots of things like Nikki Haley is in charge of security. We offered her 10,000 people.”
The mainstream press seemed poised to let it slide again until Nikki Haley made Trump’s cognitive issues part of the 2024 campaign by responding, “He mentioned me multiple times in that scenario. The concern I have is, I’m not saying anything derogatory, but when you’re dealing with the pressures of a presidency, we can’t have someone else that we question whether they’re mentally fit to do this. We can’t. We can’t. We can’t.”
Once Haley said it, the corporate press started talking about Trump’s issues. The question that we will discuss below is why it takes a Republican saying something to make Big Media pay attention.