Oh, he finally noticed.
Courtesy of Vanity Fair:
Donald Trump’s erratic and reckless behavior in the last 24 hours has opened a rift in the Trump family over how to rein in the out-of-control president, according to two Republicans briefed on the family conversations. Sources said Donald Trump Jr. is deeply upset by his father’s decision to drive around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last night with members of the Secret Service while he was infected with COVID-19. “Don Jr. thinks Trump is acting crazy,” one of the sources told me. The stunt outraged medical experts, including an attending physician at Walter Reed.
According to sources, Don Jr. has told friends that he tried lobbying Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner to convince the president that he needs to stop acting unstable. “Don Jr. has said he wants to stage an intervention, but Jared and Ivanka keep telling Trump how great he’s doing,” a source said. Don Jr. is said to be reluctant to confront his father alone. “Don said, ‘I’m not going to be the only one to tell him he’s acting crazy,’” the source added.
One area where the family seems united is over the president’s manic tweeting early Monday morning. After Trump sent out more than a dozen all-caps tweets, the Trump children told people they want Trump to stop. “They’re all worried. They’ve tried to get him to stop tweeting,” a source close to the family told me.
The Trump family’s private concern about Trump’s behavior could raise questions about his fitness for office. Trump has been prescribed drugs that medical experts say can seriously impair his cognitive function. Last night the New York Times reported that steroids, which Trump is reportedly taking, specifically dexamethasone, are known to “affect mood, causing euphoria or a general happiness.”
Trump has always suffered from mental health problems but if they are bad enough that his family has finally noticed, that means they are pretty bad indeed.
And they are certainly not overreacting about those tweets.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 5, 2020
I mean did you see these?
As if to underline the fears expressed by Junior Trump tweeted this out earlier today.
I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
Don’t be afraid of Covid? Is he serious?
And true to his word, Trump did leave the hospital in defiance of the advice from the medical staff.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 5, 2020
So a highly infectious man leaves the safety of a hospital, where he was surrounded by medical professionals, to return to his home where he immediately removes his mask immediately placing others in grave danger.
Yeah, I think Junior is on to something, something is definitely wrong with Trump’s brain.
Update: Did you see this?
Trump appears to be wincing in pain while he breathes pic.twitter.com/YKhGhu0VN0
— Brennan Murphy (@brenonade) October 5, 2020
Oh yeah, he never should have left the hospital.