Will American Democracy Survive Trump?

Since Trump has become president, I’ve become very concerned that the United States democracy may not survive, or maybe it will.

Trump has been behaving very oddly. On one hand, some people put his odd obsession with the size of his inauguration crowd and the alleged voter fraud without evidence up to some sort of master strategy. I believe it’s no strategy, and his behavior is one of a child, and a child of diminished capacity at that.

He does not sleep more than a few hours at a stretch, if reports are to be believed, and he has kept up a sleep-deprived schedule for years, perhaps decades. Sleep deprivation is a proven cause of diminished mental ability.

Either Trump is lying about his belief in the size of his crowd at inauguration day, or he is truly delusional. It really does not matter which it is, lying or delusional, because in either case he is tearing up the country with his actions.

More to come.




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