After Hillary Clinton admitted to having “short-circuited” on her answers to the public regarding her private email server, Donald Trump accused her of suffering from mental deficiencies that make her unfit for the office she seeks.
“She is a totally unhinged person,” Trump said at a New Hampshire rally on Saturday. “She’s unbalanced. And all you have to do is watch her, see her, read about her. She will cause the destruction of our country from within.”
Trump unleashed a new nickname on her: Hillary “Rotten” Clinton.
“I think the people of this country don’t want somebody that’s going to short-circuit up here,” Trump said. “Not as your president, not as your president.”
“Honestly,” he said, “I don’t think she’s all there.”
Trump’s remarks come as many in the leftist establishment are trying to paint him with the same brush of mental instability. The media and the Democrats are drumming a consistent beat: Trump is dangerous…Trump can’t be allowed near our nuclear arsenal…Trump has no control over himself. It remains to be seen if this messaging makes a difference, but polls indicate that it might.
But to buy into this message, you have to ignore everything Trump has been up till and including today. You have to believe that someone can be completely insane – completely driven by their emotional impulses – and still achieve the level of success that Trump has achieved. It doesn’t make any sense. These attacks are meant to make us forget that Donald Trump earned his billions through the use of his mind.
Now, that doesn’t mean that Hillary Clinton is off her rocker, either. But if you wanted to go looking for evidence, it’s there. It’s there in at least as much abundance as it is in Trump’s case. Just this year, we’ve watched her attach herself to lies so outrageous and disprovable that you have to wonder. But we don’t hear anyone in the media question her mental fitness because, well…well, you know why.
So this at least opens up the playing field. It would be nice if we could steer this election back to issues of substance, but that’s not really in the cards right now. Maybe if the media comes back down to earth and stops carrying water for Hillary, we can have a serious discussion about the two candidates.
But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.