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Trump Is a Nut Website Echoes View of Republican Insider

Trump Is a Nut Website Echoes View of Republican Insider

“Trump is a nut, and he likes to surround himself with nuts”

said Stuart Stevens, who ran Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, in an article in the latest August 22-28 Bloomberg Businessweek. Stevens was commenting on the choice of Donald Trump’s latest campaign manager, Steve Bannon, formerly the executive chairman of Breitbart News, which is known for its support of the “nationalist, racially paranoid splinter group of anti-establishment conservatives who have rallied to Trump’s banner.”

Steven’s remark is even reflected in a website of the same name: Trump Is a Nut (www.trumpisanut.com), also accessible through the Trump Is Nuts name. (www.trumpisanut.net). Coincidentally, the website has already been up for nearly two months, and it is the title of a book: Trump Is a Nut! https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Nuts-Illustrated-Guide-Coloring/dp/0692738037 published on June 23 with a five star Amazon review. So Stevens’ comment reflects what a growing number of people have been thinking – that Trump is not merely a danger to American democracy by creating a dictatorship but actually “nuts”. In fact, in the Bloomberg Businessweek article, writer Joshua Green notes that the goal of hiring Bannon, profiled in the magazine as “The Most Dangerous Political Operative in America.” was to unshackle Trump even more. In this way, Trump could unleash his inner Trump and go full anti-establishment and anti-Washington to fire up his supporters.

No wonder several dozen Republicans, including former RNC officials, have publically turned against Trump’s nomination and are urging the party to cut off Trump’s funding in order to redirect it to endangered House and Senate candidates. Moreover, Stevens has suggested that the Republican end game is like the “bunker scene in Downfall, only the Trump crowd won’t tell Hitler the truth. It’s utter madness.” But then, that’s because Stevens thinks “Trump is a nut,” just like the Trump Is a Nut! cartoon book and the Trump Is a Nut website (www.trumpisanut.com) have been saying for nearly two months

Both the book and website were developed by author/sociologist Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., who has been closely following the election for the past six months and has written seven books about Trump, now featured on the Trump Is a Nut website. In the tongue-in-cheek cartoon book Trump Is Nuts!, Scott compares Trump to a series of nuts from peanuts to pecans and shows him ending up in a nut case with two noted dictators – Hitler and Mussolini, and finally he is hauled off to a nut house. The Trump Is Nuts! book is on Amazon and Kindle, https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Nuts-Illustrated-Guide-Coloring/dp/0692738037, while the cartoons are featured in a video on Pivotshare. The book is also part of a trilogy called Who Is Trump, Really? https://www.amazon.com/Who-Trump-Really-Collection-Extinct/dp/153541314X, which includes the books: Trump Is Extinct – Or May Be Soon! and Trump Is an Animal, which compare Trump respectively to extinct beasts and early humans and to fighting animals, like the kangaroo and chimpanzee.

So is Trump really nuts? Could Trump just be playing a nutty character, like a person on a reality show? Could his crazy words and behaviors be due to the onset of Alzheimer’s, since they seem to match 6 of the 10 core symptoms, according to the Alzheimer’s Association? Or are Trump’s antics just part of a long-time aggressive, thin-skinned personality? It’s a question raised by Dr. Gini Graham Scott in an article “Does Trump Have Early-Stage Alzheimer’s,” on the Huffington Post, which gotten over 1.3 likes: http://tinyurl.com/z64hltk In the article, she cites numerous experts, authorities, and writers who have suggested that one reason for Trump’s crazy behavior is that he has early stage Alzheimer’s. Whatever the answer to these questions, Stevens, along with many others think “Trump is a nut,” who is surrounded by many other nuts. And that appears to be a reason that his poll numbers are going down, down, down, because increasingly people fear having a nut in the White House or anywhere near a nuclear button.

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Gini Graham Scott has been an observer of the election since February 2016, when she first started writing a series of articles on Trump for the Huffington Post and published the first of a series of books on the election – 2016 Election Fairy Tales, with tales like “Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Trump,” followed by 2016 Election Monsters, Myths, and Mayhem, comparing Trump to a series of mythical monsters, such as the Medusa, Minotaur, and Devil.

She brings to these books on Trump a background as a sociologist and popular writer – and she is also a registered Republican, after previously being an independent voter. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and has several MAs, including one in Anthropology and another in Pop Culture and Lifestyles from California State University, East Bay. She is getting an additional MA there in Communication. She has published over 50 books with major publishers and 40 with her own publishing company, Changemakers Publishing. Besides The New Middle Ages, other new books include Lies and Liars, about understanding sociopaths and how to deal with them, Scammed, about recent scams and how to avoid them, and American Justice with Paul Brakke about problems in the criminal justice system and how to fix them. Her websites include www.ginigrahmscott.com and www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.

A PDF of any of the Trump books is available to members of the media and book bloggers and reviewers.

The Naked Trump Statues Reveal Trump’s True Nature

The Naked Trump Statues Reveal Trump’s True Nature

The naked Trump statues erected today in five cities – New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Cleveland – not only show off Trump in all his naked glory, but they show through the expression of the artist what millions of people in America and around the world think of Trump.

More and more, people see him as a national joke and embarrassment, although what he represents is not so funny – a racist, bigoted, isolationist, paranoid vision of America. These statues represent one more statement that Trump is really just a lumpy overweight potbellied man who presents himself to the world with orange make-up. But underneath, he is stark naked.

Even the New York Parks Department, upon hauling the statue away — fittingly in the back of a dump truck, had the right attitude, when its spokesperson Sam Biederman explained the reason for removing the statue thus: “New York City Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.”

These naked Trump statues reflect what author/sociologist Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., has been pointing out for the past six months in a series of seven books about Trump, now featured on the Website: Trump Is a Nut (http://www.trumpisanut.com), also known as Trump Is Nuts (http://www.trumpisnuts.net) and Who Is Trump Really? (http://www.whoistrumpreally.com). According to the media, Trump is livid and going nuts over these naked images of himself – or maybe he is already nuts, as Scott suggests in a tongue-in-cheek cartoon book Trump Is Nuts!

The book compares Trump to a series of nuts from peanuts to pecans and shows him ending up in a nut case with two other noted dictators – Hitler and Mussolini, and finally he is hauled off to a nut house. While one of the images shows him regally dressed as an emperor, the naked Trump statues show that underneath the trappings of luxury and royalty, the emperor has no clothes. The Trump Is Nuts! book is on Amazon and Kindle, https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Nuts-Illustrated-Guide-Coloring/dp/0692738037, while the cartoons are featured in a video on Pivotshare.

They are also part of a trilogy called Who Is Trump, Really? https://www.amazon.com/Who-Trump-Really-Collection-Extinct/dp/153541314X

And now, as the popular enthusiasm for the statues shows, more and more people are recognizing in Trump’s latest rants that he really is nuts. Some recent examples – and there are so many of them — are his attack on the American intelligence community, his claim that the 50 military leaders who rejected him as a Commander in Chief are mere has-beens, his comment that a gun going off at a rally could be someone shooting Obama, and his call on Second Amendment supporters to do something to stop Hillary from getting rid of the Second Amendment (actually a false statement), which many viewed as a sly suggestion that someone should assassinate Hillary. But then Trump suggested he was really being sarcastic, or maybe he wasn’t. In other words, his words could mean anything, meaning that they really mean nothing.

Or could Trump’s crazy words and behaviors be due to the onset of Alzheimer’s? It’s a question raised by Dr. Gini Graham Scott in an article on the Huffington Post, which has already gotten 1.3 likes and has led to extended discussions on Facebook. http://tinyurl.com/z64hltk. In the article, Scott cites numerous experts, authorities, and writers who have suggested that one reason for Trump’s crazy behavior is that he has early stage Alzheimer’s. In fact, they point to him having a half-dozen of the 10 core signs of Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Plus the condition has genetic links, and Trump’s father had Alzheimer’s for six years before he died of pneumonia in 1999.

In any event, the naked Trump statues are a fitting “tribute” to a Trump who is increasingly being revealed nationally and internationally for who he really is. In fact, regardless of the many polls which report many different results, the gamblers who take bets are now viewing the odds of Trump winning as going down, down, down. In fact, one of the top polling sites, Nate’s Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com has now caught up with the betting sites, giving Clinton a 86.4 percent chance of winning the election, with Trump at 13.6 percent. Now with the statues out there – or perhaps just in millions of shared images – maybe Trump’s odds are even less, while the odds of him dropping out of the election are going up, up, up.

What Do Pro-Trumpers Think When Asked If Trump Has Early Alzheimer’s?

What Do Pro-Trumpers Think When Asked If Trump Has Early Alzheimer’s?

About a week ago, the article “Does Trump Have Early Stage Alzheimer’s?” http://tinyurl.com/z64hltk by writer/sociologist Gini Graham Scott reached over 11000 likes.  Numerous experts suggested that might be the case, in addition to having the mental disorders of being a narcissist and sociopath.  So what did the Trump supporters think of this diagnosis?

Scott examined a sampling of responses over the next two days, and found they fell into two camps. One was those who found the article reinforced their anti-Trump view that he really was nuts.  The other camp was the Trump supporters who attacked the “liberal” media, trashed the Huff Post, and accused Hillary of lying and being equally or more crazy.

Among other things, Scott found that many Trump supporters apparently didn’t read her article, since they didn’t understand what it meant to suggest that Trump might have early stage Alzheimer’s, based on the Alzheimer’s Association’s description of 10 core symptoms.  As Scott described, Trump showed over half the signs of this illness, including a memory loss that disrupts daily life, difficulty in concentrating, having decreased or poor judgment, and changes in mood or personality. She gave plenty of examples of Trump’s recent behavior to support this viewpoint, such as him forgetting about Russia taking over the Ukraine, his difficulty in staying on a subject, and his being increasingly on edge, paranoid, and ready to attack, like an animal or child.

But instead of recognizing the signs, many Trump defenders simply attacked the media – a case of trashing the messenger because you don’t like the message.  As one Trumpkin commented: “You morons in the media…You have to stop with all this made up crap & grow up and be journalists not writers for the National Enquirer, but then again at least the(sic) admit they fudge the truth, the mainstream media should be ashamed of themselves…Just saying.”

Some tried to attack the reputation of the Huffington Post by calling it “tabloid journalism,” despite its illustrious roster of experts and authorities.  As one Trumpeteer proclaimed: “You guys at huff and puff have it full brown.” Still another Trumpkin blasted the Huffington Post as “a liberal propaganda site spreading lies filtered through the ass of George Soros.”

Other Trumpkins sought to counterpunch by turning an attack on Trump into an attack on Hillary, the Clintons, and the Democrats, frequently citing inaccurate information and writing in barely literate English.  For example, some of their comments were:

“I see a rabid DEM write this inflammatory piece of crapola lol.”

“Media and Obama and Hillary are just making anything up too (sic) stop trump and the American people.”

“Nothing wrong with Trump but Hillary has some pretty serious mental issues, that I am sure.”

“Hillary has seizures on a daily basis.”

“The DEVIL wants Hillary.”

“Hillary is a thief and a liar.”

“Trump is sharp as a tack. Killary is an enormous risk to our national security and our freedoms. Vote Trump, the only one not already bought and paid for by people who hate us… Go Trump! Make American Great Again!!!”

“Trump…is the lesser of two evils.  He speaks his mind, he is not part of the establishment, and he does not give in to lobbyists. Oblama and Hitlary are trying their best to turn American into a Socialist country.”

Still other respondents were so anti-Hillary that they believed that Trump was a Hillary plant, designed to say such outrageous things that he would lose the election and Hillary would win.  In their view, Trump was simply acting as if he was nuts, but wasn’t really, so it was all part of an entertainment game for a political end.  As one respondent replied to my question about Trump having early-stage Alzheimer’s.  “Nonsense. He’s working with the Clintons.”

In short, the Trump supporters were ready to put down the media for bringing a message they didn’t want to hear, or they attacked like Trump to denigrate Hillary, with the actual facts of little concern.  They were just hurling damaging information against her based on rumor, innuendo, and misinformation, and they turned any questions about Trump’s mental health into questions about the mental ability of Hillary and anyone who might dare to question Trump’s mental fitness.  Some even accused Hillary of treason and seeking to undermine America.

Given this ongoing election battle and the potential damages Trump could inflict on America and the world, should he become the President of the United States, Scott has written a series of books about the dangers Trump presents.  A listing of the full series is at Who Is Trump Really? www.whoistrumpreally.com (also accessible from www.trumpisnuts.net and www.trumpisanut.com.

For her most recent books, Scott teamed up with a cartoonist and wrote Trump Is Nuts! An Illustrated Guide and Coloring Book on the Many Ways that Trump Has Gone Nuts https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Nuts-Illustrated-Guide-Coloring/dp/0692738037 and Trump Is An Animal! https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Animal-Illustrated-Coloring-Different/dp/1535223154  Trump Is Nuts! features satiric cartoons depicting Trump as all kinds of nuts from cashews to pecans and ending up as a nut case and in the nuthouse. The book combines cartoons with incisive commentary about the many ways that Trump’s behavior is mentally disturbed or nuts.  Trump Is an Animal! features Trump as a number of animals, from kangaroos to chimps and fur seals, who are fighting for power, territory, and mates, much like Trump strikes out and fights with anyone who threatens his position.

Pro-Trumpers Respond to: “Does Trump Have Early Stage Alzheimer’s?”

Pro-Trumpers Respond to: “Does Trump Have Early Stage Alzheimer’s?”

Now that my post: “Does Trump Have Early Stage Alzheimer’s?” has reached over 730 likes, I found it intriguing to see the wide range of responses. They essentially fell into two camps. One was those who found the article reinforced their anti-Trump attitude and view that Trump really was nuts. The other camp was the Trump supporters who responded by attacking the “liberal” media, trashed the Huff Post, and accused Hillary for lying and being equally or more crazy. A few claimed I was “just a writer and no expert,” although my article primarily cited authorities on the topic.

I even got a message from one Trump supporter who stated that he was with a film production company and received an email from my company about a film project. He went on to say “So you know Donald J. Trump is my cousin” and complained that my Changemakers Publishing site was trashing him. He thought I “should no (sic) – nothing personal just business.” Was that an implied threat about not doing business together – or something more? I promptly took his company out of my database to be sure he didn’t get any emails from me or my associate.

I got the responses to my post in two ways. One way was by posting links to my Huffington Post article on Facebook posts of negative news stories and articles about Trump. The other way was promoting my post on my Changemakers Publishing page through a small Facebook ad campaign, where I found that many respondents were fervent pro-Trumpers and ready to bash anyone who dared to question his abilities or sanity. While some responses were directly in response to my article, others were part of a continuing conversation in which I posted a link to my article. In any case, I found it interesting to see the big split in the responses. I have not included any names to protect the identity of the commentators, though you might find them in the Facebook archives.

So here goes, starting with the Trump defenders, many of whom probably didn’t read my article, since they didn’t understand what it meant to suggest that Trump might have early stage Alzheimer’s, based on the Alzheimer’s Association’s description of the 10 core symptoms. These were references by many of the authorities I cited to support my suggestion that Trump showed over half the signs of this illness, including a memory loss that disrupts daily life, difficulty in concentrating, having decreased or poor judgment, and changes in mood or personality. I gave plenty of examples of Trump’s recent behavior to support this viewpoint, such as Trump forgetting about Russia taking over the Ukraine, his difficulty in staying on a subject, and his being increasingly on edge, paranoid, and ready to attack, like an animal or child. You can see my article on Trump and Alzheimer’s for specifics.

One way to dispute an unwanted message is to attack the messenger, which many Trump defenders did by attacking the media. As one Trumpkin commented: “Are there no depths too low for the media? Answer: no, there are not.” Another proclaimed: “You morons in the media…You have to stop with all this made up crap & grow up and be journalists not writers for the National Enquirer, but then again at least the(sic) admit they fudge the truth, the mainstream media should be ashamed of themselves…Just saying.” Another commented: “God the kooks are desperate to endlessly push this garbage.”

Some tried to attack the reputation of the Huffington Post by calling it “tabloid journalism,” despite its illustrious roster of experts and authorities. As one Trumpeteer proclaimed: “You guys at huff and puff have it full brown,” to which another Trumpeteer added: “What lies!! Sickening…”, a sentiment echoed by another supporter who said: “Apparently journalism is dead,” and another who proclaimed: “Huff Post is not journalism.” Still another Trumpkin blasted the Huffington Post as “a liberal propaganda site spreading lies filtered through the ass of George Soros.”

Some seemed to think the media revelations about Trump actually helped him by backfiring on the media, though they were clearly wrong, and rather showed their own ignorance by responding with unsupported and uninformed posts. As one Trump defender put it: “The funny thing is that you people at the H Post actually think this kind of crap hurts him when it actually helps him because the more you spew your bullshit, the more we can see how corrupt the system is and support for Trump grows…what idiots you people are.”

Other Trumpkins sought to counterpunch by turning an attack on Trump into an attack on Hillary, the Clintons, and the Democrats, frequently citing inaccurate information and writing in barely literate English. For example, some of their comments were:

“I see a rabid DEM write this inflammatory piece of crapola lol.”

“People will NOT forget what the DNC did no matter how much TRUMP does what ever and says what ever. That does NOT negate what she did to sanders. AND more emails are being released.”

“Media and Obama and Hillary are just making anything up too (sic) stop trump and the American people.”

“Nothing wrong with Trump but Hillary has some pretty serious mental issues, that I am sure.”

“Hillary has seizures on a daily basis.”

“The actual evidence is…KilLIARy Clinton suffering from epilepsy caused by issues in her brain like tumors, strokes…and evidence by multiple bouts of dizziness, fainting, and lethargy. She also looks like Evi Lyn’s even older aunt and has the same mentality of Skeletor.”

“The DEVIL wants Hillary.”

“Hillary is a thief and a liar.”

“Trump is sharp as a tack. Killary is an enormous risk to our national security and our freedoms. Vote Trump, the only one not already bought and paid for by people who hate us. P.S. She has a trail of destruction and dishonesty, but most importantly she has blood on her hands! Such a disgrace. Go Trump! Make American Great Again!!!”

“Trump…is the lesser of two evils. He speaks his mind, he is not part of the establishment, and he does not give in to lobbyists. Oblama and Hitlary are trying their best to turn American into a Socialist country.”

Still other respondents were so anti-Hillary that they believed that Trump was a Hillary plant, designed to say such outrageous things that he would lose the election and Hillary would win. In their view, Trump was simply acting as if he was nuts, but wasn’t really, so it was all part of an entertainment game for a political end. As one respondent replied to my question about Trump having early-stage Alzheimer’s?” “Nonsense. He’s working with the Clintons.” Still another posted that the whole battle didn’t really matter, because “Everyone from opposing political parties deposits their money in the same banks. Guess who’s really getting paid.”

In short, the Trump supporters were ready to put down the media for bringing a message they didn’t want to hear, or they attacked like Trump to denigrate Hillary, with the actual facts of little concern. They were just hurling damaging information against her based on rumor, innuendo, and misinformation, and they turned any questions about Trump’s mental health into questions about the mental ability of Hillary and anyone who might dare to question Trump’s mental fitness. Some even accused Hillary of treason and seeking to undermine America. By contrast, as I’ll describe in a subsequent article, the anti-Trumpers were generally more well-informed and literate in responding and citing other sources they had read.

Given this ongoing election battle, I have written a series of articles and books about Trump and the election out of a genuine concern about the future of the United States and the potential damages Trump could inflict on America and the world, should he become the most powerful person as President of the United States.

You can see more examples of the dangers Trump presents in the books I have written. A listing of the full series is at Who Is Trump Really? (also accessible from http://www.trumpisnuts.net and http://www.trumpisanut.com. For my most recent books, I teamed up with a cartoonist and we wrote Trump Is Nuts! An Illustrated Guide and Coloring Book on the Many Ways that Trump Has Gone Nuts and Trump Is An Animal!

From the book:&nbsp;<i>Trump Is Nuts!</i>
BY NICK ALEXANDER
From the book: Trump Is Nuts!
Trump Is Nuts! features satiric cartoons depicting Trump as all kinds of nuts from cashews to pecans and ending up as a nut case and in the nuthouse. The book combines cartoons with incisive commentary about the many ways that Trump’s behavior is mentally disturbed or nuts. Trump Is an Animal! features Trump as a number of animals, from kangaroos to chimps and fur seals, who are fighting for power, territory, and mates, much like Trump strikes out and fights with anyone who threatens his position.

Does Trump Have Alzheimer’s? Experts Question Mental Health

Does Trump Have Alzheimer’s? Experts Question Mental Health

The latest incidents from Trump’s campaign, such as insulting Gold Star parents Kzihr Khan and his wife and telling ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that Russia wouldn’t go into the Ukraine, have raised questions about Trump’s mental competency.

Could these behaviors be due to the onset of Alzheimer’s – a question raised by Dr. Gini Graham Scott in an article on the Huffington Post, which has already gotten 274 likes and has led to extended discussions on Facebook. http://tinyurl.com/z64hltk.

As Scott points out, there is more and more evidence of this diagnosis, as an increasing number of members of the Republican Party have disavowed Trump’s candidacy, though they are not legally able to force him out without a very good reason – such as if he is too impaired to continue to be a candidate. In the article, Scott cites numerous experts, authorities, and writers who have suggested that a reason for Trump’s crazy behavior is that he has early stage Alzheimer’s. In fact, they point to him having a half-dozen of the 10 core signs of Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

In her article, Scott provides numerous examples of Trump’s behavior which fit this pattern of having Alzheimer’s, along with quotes from experts backing up this possibility. Scott has previously written a series of books about who Trump really is and whether he is really nuts. These books include two new satiric cartoon books with commentary – Trump Is Nuts! and Trump Is an Animal! Trump Is Nuts! features Trump as 21 different kinds of nuts, from walnuts and peanuts to mixed up nuts and finally ends with Trump on his way to a nuthouse. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Nuts-Illustrated-Guide-Coloring/dp/0692738037 Trump Is an Animal! compares Trump to different types of fighting animals including Kangaroos and Meerkats. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Animal-Illustrated-Coloring-Different/dp/1535223154. These are included in the book Who Is Trump, Really? https://www.amazon.com/Who-Trump-Really-Collection-Extinct/dp/153541314X. Along with each cartoon, the books include a short commentary about Trump’s recent behavior.

Scott has also launched a website at www.whoistrumpreally.com (also accessible from www.trumpisnuts.net and www.2016electionfollies.com), which features seven books about Trump which combine satiric humor with pungent commentary about Trump.

Scott brings to the series a background as a sociologist and popular writer – and she is also a registered Republican, after previously being an independent voter. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and has several MAs, including one in Anthropology and another in Pop Culture and Lifestyles from California State University, East Bay. She is getting an additional MA there in Communication. She has published over 50 books with major publishers and 40 with her own publishing company, Changemakers Publishing. Besides The New Middle Ages, other new books include Lies and Liars, about understanding sociopaths and how to deal with them, Scammed, about recent scams and how to avoid them, and American Justice with Paul Brakke about problems in the criminal justice system and how to fix them. Her websites include www.ginigrahmscott.com and www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.

A PDF of any of the Trump books is available to members of the media and book bloggers and reviewers.

Does Trump Have Early Stage Alzheimer’s?

Does Trump Have Early Stage Alzheimer’s?

Due to Donald Trump’s recent behavior, many people are asking if he is really mentally deranged, and some commentators have wondered if he might have early stage Alzheimer’s. These questions haven’t yet made it to the mainstream media. They have mainly been confined to web publications and commentators on Facebook and other social media sites.

But now psychologists and psychiatrists are being asked these questions, at a time when many Republicans and other political leaders are disavowing Trump, and the Republican Party is exploring what to do if Trump pulls out of the race. Trump has even been hinting that he may bail by suggesting that Pence will handle foreign and domestic affairs; that the election is rigged; that he would withdraw if the polls drop; and that there could be civil disobedience if he loses.

The evidence of craziness has been coming fast and furious for the past few days, especially since Trump began attacking Khizr Khan and his wife, who are considered Gold Star parents, since they lost their son in Iraq in 2004, well before Obama came into office or Clinton became Secretary of State. But no matter. Trump has suggested that Obama was responsible for the son’s death, that Khan is an agent for the Muslim Brotherhood. Trump has even continued to up his attacks at a time when many members of the Republican Party have disavowed his comments and announced that they can no longer vote for him, due to his increasingly out of control behavior and because they feel one should not attack Gold Star parents, who have sacrificed so much in losing their son.

Plus there have been many other crazy incidents. One recent incident occurred in a security briefing when he asked three times why the USA can’t use nuclear weapons, if we have them. In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, he asserted that Russia wouldn’t go into the Ukraine, and when Stephanopoulos explained that Russia had already gone there, he tried to explain his way out of the situation. Then, when a baby cried at a recent rally, Trump first talked about loving babies and about a minute later, he kicked the mother and baby out of the rally.

Anyone following the news will see the pattern – increasingly erratic behavior, and despite calls to act more presidential, exercise control, show empathy, and focus his attacks on Hillary, Trump seems more and more to simply react emotionally by attacking anyone who has said anything negative about him. He even has withdrawn his support from Paul Ryan and John McCain, since they criticized his attack on the Khans, and he withdrew press credentials from the New York Times, because they don’t write “good.”

I previously cited authors who raised questions about Trump’s mental health and suggested he is mentally ill and called him crazy. Now, pointing to his erratic behavior, a growing chorus suggests that one reason for this crazy behavior is that Trump has early stage Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s include these: a memory loss that disrupts daily life; challenges in planning or solving problems, which includes difficulty in concentrating, and difficulty in completing familiar tasks at work or leisure. Other signs are having decreased or poor judgment and changes in mood or personality.

One can certainly see examples of this in Trump’s recent behavior. For example, he forgot about Russia taking over the Ukraine and he has difficulty staying on the subject in his interviews and rallies, skipping from one topic to another. He has repeatedly asked for the same information over and over, such as asking about using nuclear weapons three times, and has problems in finding the right word or calling things by the wrong names in his tweets.

He has shown very poor judgment in his recent attacks, and he has been increasingly on edge and ready to attack. Much like a classic patient with early stage Alzheimer’s, he readily becomes suspicious, fearful, or anxious, so he fights back like an animal or child, governed by the limbic system, the source of emotions, rather than exercising control, which is a function of the higher brain faculties. There is also research that Alzheimer’s is hereditary, and his father, Fred Trump, who lived from 1905 to 1999, suffered from Alzheimer’s for six years before he became sick with pneumonia in June 1999 and died a few weeks later.

So given Trump’s behavior, questions have been raised as early as July 2015, though not yet widely discussed in the mainstream media. For example, in the Daily Mail online forum, one established poster, Neil Cavuto, a TV announcer and commentator on the Fox Business Network made this observation: “Donald Trump claims to have a good memory, perhaps he did before the Alzheimer’s, because it isn’t open to interpretation…Early signs of Alzheimer’s would explain quite a bit of Donald Trump’s recent behavior. He has proven thin skinned. He has behaved erratically and shown little regard for social conventions – for example his attack on Megyn Kelly claiming she was asking difficult questions because she was menstruating and his mocking of a reporter’s disability.”

Another poster on this board Jack N Gary had this to say: “Does Trump show he’s having trouble with speech and turning thoughts into words or understanding others. Well, we’ve seen his off topic rants when asked a question…When asked a simple question on taxes by Sean Hannity – a known Trump supporter – he went on a verbal meander that brought in Russia, China, ISIS and hedge fund managers without actually addressing the question.”

Then, in February 2016, a series of commentators addressed the question: “Is Donald Trump Suffering from Delusional Senile Dementia?” The article by News Corpse noted that the “very public meltdown of Donald Trump over the past few months” raised the question of whether he was a likely candidate for a diagnosis of dementia.

To support this viewpoint, the article gave examples of Trump’s impaired judgment, loss of memory, and childish behavior. For example, even before the Khan eruption, at the beginning of his campaign he made some outrageous statements “untethered to reality” such as suggesting Mexico was sending over rapists and murders and that John McCain was not a war hero because he got captured. Though Trump bragged about having one of the best memories, he claimed he had seen thousands and thousands of Muslims celebrating the collapse of the World Trade Center which never happened, forgot that he once praised both Clinton and Obama highly, and claimed he never met a disabled reporter he mocked, though they had met many times.

Then, of course, there are Trump’s numerous childish tantrums, marked by “infantile insults about people’s looks and character,” and if criticized he punches back with “baseless, often unrelated, rebuttals.”

Later, in April 2016, writing for the Inquisitor, Samantha Kilgore asked the question: “Does Donald Trump Have Alzheimer’s? Questions About GOP Frontrunner’s Mental Fitness Arise.” As Kilgore notes, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, if two or more ‘core mental functions’ seem impaired, that individual “should seek medical help in order to get screened for possible dementia.” And Trump has been having trouble with at least five core functions: memory, communication and language, ability to focus and pay attention, and reasoning and judgment.

Plus she notes that that “people suffering Alzheimer’s have difficulty remembering newly learned information, are often disoriented, have mood and behavior changes, an increasing sense of paranoia and suspicion, and a deepening confusion about events, time, and places. In particular, she points out how Trump’s language is often disjointed, such as when he said in the first debate: “We need brain in this country to turn it around.” In another case, at a rally in Pittsburgh, Trump asked about a Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who was disgraced due to his involvement in a sexual abuse scandal, died in 2012, and has no connection to Pittsburgh. Even so, Trump asked “How’s Joe Paterno? We gonna bring that back.” Another time, in New York, he mixed up the September 11 tragedy with the 7/11 convenience store.

Finally, for one more example, in April 27, 2016, April Hamlin writing for the If You Only News website raised this question: “Maybe Trump Isn’t Just an *sshole, Could He Actually Be Suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia.” Among other things she cited Trump’s response to a Washington Post reporter who asked if he would consider using a tactical nuclear weapon against ISIS. Trump awkwardly replied, shifting the subject in no particular logical way: “I don’t want to use, I don’t want to start the process of nuclear. Remember the one thing that everybody has said, I’m a counterpuncher. Rubio hit me. Bush hit me. When I said low energy, he’s a low-energy individual, he hit me first. I spent, by the way, he spent 18 million dollars’ worth of negative ads on me.” When the Post reporter tried to get him back on topic, Trump replied: “I’ll tell you one thing, this is a very good-looking group of people here. Could I just go around so I know who the hell I’m talking to?”

And now it would seem Trump is becoming even nuttier, which is too be expected as the symptoms of mental deterioration in Alzheimer’s become increasingly worse. As Daniel Halper noted in an August 3, 2016 article in the New York Post, members of his presidential campaign say he has been getting “nuttier and nuttier,” so that they are “increasingly frustrated by his outrageous comments and behavior.”

In short, since at least July 2015, the evidence has been mounting and questions have been raised about Trump’s mental health. And now? Well, follow the news for yourself, and see what you think. I think his behavior and statements show the classic signs of early stage Alzheimer’s which will only get worse. So should Trump be in the Oval Office? Should he have the ability to push the nuclear button? We could be one insult away from any foreign leader saying something to rile Trump, and then boom! It could be the beginning – or the end – of World War III.

Want more examples of how Trump is going nuts? To illustrate, I teamed up with a cartoonist and we wrote Trump Is Nuts! An Illustrated Guide and Coloring Book on the Many Ways that Trump Has Gone Nuts and Trump Is An Animal! Trump Is Nuts! features satiric cartoons depicting Trump as all kinds of nuts from cashews to pecans and ending up as a nut case and in the nuthouse. It combines these cartoons with incisive commentary about the many ways that Trump’s behavior is mentally disturbed or nuts. Trump Is an Animal! features Trump as a number of animals, from kangaroos to chimps and fur seals, who are fighting for power, territory, and mates, much like Trump strikes out and fights with anyone who threatens his position.