Jonathan Turley on Trump Derangement Syndrome



Today’s good post on the economy is over at Econlog. Here’s my bad post:

Matt Yglesias directed me to an April 25 article by Jonathan Turley in The Hill, where he derided Biden’s claim that Trump would “try” to delay the election:

Biden left little doubt of such a plan by Trump. He said, “Mark my words, I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, and come up with some rationale why it cannot be held.” It is just the type of thing that a crazed guy in a tightly buttoned raincoat whispers to you on the subway.

And today:

With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” the president tweeted Thursday morning. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???

If I had heard Biden make that prediction, I probably would have assumed he was being a bit over the top. But now that Trump has suggested that perhaps the election should be delayed, I owe Biden an apology. I wish I’d made the prediction.

I’m sorry Joe.

For TDS to actually exist, there’d have to be theories of Trump that are so over the top that they could not possible be true. In fact, there’s literally nothing Trump wouldn’t do if he could get away with it. If 10 million Americans had to die of Covid-19 for him to get re-elected, and could do so secretly, he’d make that deal with the devil in a heartbeat. He’s a self-pitying sociopath.

PS. Please don’t leave comments telling me that Biden is a buffoon. I knew that before you were born. This post is about TDS.

PPS. Speaking of derangement, check this out.