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The President Is Trapped :utterly unsuited to deal with this crisis; Peter Wehner

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  We’re now entering the most dangerous phase of the Trump presidency. The pain and hardship that the US is only beginning to experience stem from a crisis that the president is utterly unsuited to deal with, either intellectually or temperamentally. For his entire adult life, and for his entire presidency, Trump created his own alternate reality, complete with his own alternate set of facts. He has shown himself to be erratic, impulsive, narcissistic, vindictive, cruel, mendacious, and devoid of empathy.When things were going relatively well, the nation could more easily absorb the costs of Trump’s psychological and moral distortions and disfigurements. But those days are behind us. The coronavirus pandemic has created the conditions that can catalyze a destructive set of responses from an individual with Trump’s characterological defects and disordered personality.

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"The qualities we most need in a president during this crisis are calmness, wisdom, and reassurance; a command of the facts and the ability to communicate them well; and the capacity to think about the medium and long term while carefully weighing competing options and conflicting needs. We need a leader who can persuade the public to act in ways that are difficult but necessary, who can focus like a laser beam on a problem for a sustained period of time, and who will listen toand, when necessary, defer toexperts who know far more than he does. We need a president who can draw the nation together rather than drive it apart, who excels at the intricate work of governing, and who works well with elected officials at every level. We need a chief executive whose judgment is not just sound, but exceptional."

" But we need to consider something else, which is that the coronavirus pandemic may lead to a rapid and even more worrisome psychological and emotional deterioration in the commander in chief. This is not a certainty, but it's a possibility we need to be prepared for."

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This is a time for the clear, lucid leadership of Joe Biden to steer America through the...you know...you know...the "thing."

Submitted on Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 at 7:06:05 PM

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