First-time readers, the dialogue in this blog is set in the future (sometime after the year 2020).  Each entry assumes there has been a 5th revolution in the US — the Revenge Revolution.  More about Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1.  List and general description of entries to date.  Annual assessment if Revolution plausible.

Note: most characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations.  Profile of characters.  You’ll catch on quickly.  Thanks for your time and interest…and comments.

Scene: Jordan’s office in Washington a few days after the dinner meeting with Gelly, JC and Greenie.  (Series “Who Took Out the Donald?’ begins Entry #244.) 

JC:  “Jordan, how ‘bout another cup of coffee.  Then Greenie and I need to blow this pop stand.”

Jordan:  “That’s an expression I haven’t heard in years.”

092615_2031_Characters2.jpgGreenie:  “I’d like a coffee, too, please.  By the way, where’s Gelly?”

Jordan:  “At some briefing about an upcoming Congressional hearing.  I guess I’m on the short list to testify.”

JC:  “Well, Greenie, such company we keep.  Mr. Big Shot you want a coffee as well?”

Jordan:  “Please.  And I haven’t been called yet, so there.”

(Everyone gets coffee)

Greenie:  “Let’s try to wrap up the conversation about who took out the Donald.  I’ve got one more angle that I’d like to discuss.”

092615_2031_Characters1.jpgJC:  “You suggesting it wasn’t the FBI…but somebody else?”

Greenie:  “I’m more focused on why that who.  I’ll go with the FBI until we find out otherwise.  My angle is about the Donald’s mental state.”

JC:  “you mean like he was going crazy and the Feds had to protect the country?”

Greenie:  “Crazy, yes, but not the usual personality flaws everyone seems to remember.”

JC:  “If not narcissism, bullying, insecurity and a bunch of other stuff, then what?”

trump-scowlGreenie:  “I think the real issue was early-stage dementia.  It wasn’t very bad before the election.  Then the deterioration accelerated once he was in office.  It was like his brain was on a ski slope headed downhill fast.”

JC:  “We’ve talked about this before, right?  Or have I got Alzheimer’s?”

Greenie:  “Yes, we’ve talked about it.  But it was more as a sidebar.  I don’t think we gave his mental condition enough consideration.”

percent.pngJordan:  “Alright.  I know his father, Fred Trump, had Alzheimer’s.  There’s also data indicating a higher probability of being inflicted if a parent has had Alzheimer’s.  Assuming your prognosis is correct, do you really think the dementia was having that much of an effect?”

Greenie:  “Think about his behavior the first six months.  There seemed to a marked deterioration in his ability to stay focused on anything.”

U TurnJC:  “And think about the tweets?  He’d take one position one day and then a few days later he’d do a U-turn and contradict himself.  Then he’d claim he never sent the first tweet.  I agree he seemed to have less and less control over his emotions.”

Greenie:  “I still shake my head when I think of his tweets about Mika Brzezinski.  The content was insulting, the statements were lies.  Here’s a president spending time tweeting about a couple of cable news talking heads while his signature legislative proposal, repealing Obamacare, was getting ready to die in the Senate.  He could not seem to comprehend what was important.”

Jordan:  “All but the hard-core Republicans thought his behavior with Brzezinski was way out of line.”

Greenie:  “Keep thinking about his actions in late spring, early summer 2017.   What else did the Donald do that was scary mentally?”

092615_2031_Characters12.gifJC:  “Oh, nothing more than insulting heads of state, insulting the mayor of London and then disclosing Israeli secrets to the Russians.  Oops, I forgot he effectively gave the finger to his own cabinet members by regularly contradicting them publicly.  Then, he attempted to trash any media that questioned anything about the administration.  What was really kooky was the wrestling video aimed at CNN.  Shall I go on?”

Jordan:  “Greenie when you asked the question about the Donald’s mental state, I thought of a different incident.  The incident continues to stand out for me as an example of loss of control.”

Greenie:  “What have we missed?”

Jordan:  “I know the incident might sound trivial compared to some of the public insults of heads of state…and it might be trivial.  What sticks in my mind as a loss of control…more than any other incident…was him driving a golf cart on the green at Bedminster, NJ.”

Golf CartJC:  “I sorta remember that incident but why do you think driving a cart on the green is so important?”

Jordan:  “Trump owned, or at least had his name attached to a number of high-end golf courses.”

Greenie:  “Didn’t he buy Doral in Miami?  My folks used to play there occasionally.”

Jordan:  “He owned Doral.  You guys know my former life included lots of time playing golf, working with the PGA and playing an occasional round with a touring pro…at some very nice golf courses.  Golf has a strict set of rules and etiquette that proper golfers follow.”

JC:  “Get to the point, please.”

Jordan:  “I can’t think of worse behavior on a golf course than driving a cart on the green.”

JC:  “OK, so Trump was rude and broke rules.  Tell me something new.”

Temper TantrumGreenie:  “Jordan’s point, I think, is that Trump had spent all this time and money trying to build credibility with the high-end golfing community.  Then in one fell swoop he managed to alienate almost all the people he was trying to impress.  So the question is ‘why would anyone behave like some spoiled brat and do that?’”

JC:  “So he started destroying the very thing he was obsessed about building.  I know Alzheimer’s does destroy one’s ability to be disciplined and logical.  Without the effect of Alzheimer’s, I agree, why would anyone be so stupid?”

Jordan:  “I like the golf example because it’s not about politics, not about collusion with the Russians, not about money laundering…well, not about shady financial dealings anyway.  None of the ‘he said,’ ‘she said’ allegations.  No controversial media coverage.  The driving-on-the-green incident might not be so obvious to non-golfers but it’s clean and simple.  Just straightforward behavior that demonstrated complete lack of self-control and lack of understanding consequences.”

Greenie:  “So, you’re saying the FBI viewed the golf-cart-on-the-green incident as non-political behavior confirming his instability.  The icing on the cake, if you will.   Then, the FBI decided he was too unstable and it had to take him out.  If that’s you’re argument, I’ll buy it.”

JC:  “So will I, Jordan.”

092615_2031_Characters7.gifGreenie:  “Now, we’re out of here.  Please tell Gelly we said hello…and not to take you too seriously.”

Jordan:  “Don’t worry, she doesn’t take me too seriously.  And, I think she just walked in the office.  Stay a couple more minutes and see what she has to say about the upcoming hearing.  Besides, she’ll enjoy the chat.”

JC:  “OK, but we do have to get going very soon.”