A big difference is the gop is dead now. It is not loyalty to a party Trump wants, he wants loyalty to the man.
On the one hand I don’t believe any significant number of true die-hard Trump fans will ever abandon him no matter how hideous he gets.
On the other hand since the New York Times op-ed came out and Trump flew off the handle to “literally give my own staff lie detector tests” levels of paranoid delusional rage I’ve seen numerous people now claiming that they only really voted for Trump because they knew he’d get impeached and they wanted Mike Pence as President.
I don’t know if that’s a sign of his base of support really actually eroding to a degree that should be worrying for him, or if it’s just morons lying to themselves to pretend they weren’t scammed into making a massive mistake.
But it’s kind of hilarious.
Also hilarious that the line among some of them now has degraded from “Trump is the best President ever, this is all fake news by triggered Democrats and Trump will have 8 glorious years” to “well we want him impeached anyway.”
White House Officials Warned Psychiatrist About Trump’s Declining Mental State
I told my husband last night, he’s showing signs of a mental illness. He’s pretty obviously a psychopath but I see signs of what my mother had – frontal lobe dementia. She became irrational, lost track of conversations and was socially awkward.
The official also said that Trump’s Cabinet originally speculated about invoking the 25th Amendment to deem Trump unsuited for office and remove him, but that they did not want to “precipitate a constitutional crisis.”
“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” the official wrote. “We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”
Awesome, I love great endings !
On 27 January, according to Woodward, the president’s personal attorney John Dowd staged a mock interview session with the president to demonstrate what he feared would be the disastrous results if Mr Trump were to sit down with Robert Mueller’s special counsel team investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
It didn’t go well, as the president grew increasingly frustrated with the intensity of the questioning, at one point angrily calling the investigation “a goddamn hoax”.
Dowd would go on to meet Mr Mueller and reportedly tell him that he couldn’t agree to the interview because he didn’t want to let the president “look like an idiot” and embarrass the nation on the world stage.
When it later appeared that the president had changed his mind and was going to testify after all, Mr Dowd resigned.