In our insane news cycle, where one outrageous absurdity is quickly followed by another—precisely because of Trump—it is easy for this story to get lost. But what does it say about the man who is responsible for shaping and implementing America’s foreign policy, the man who is commander-in-chief of the armed forces? What is he going to do if he is susceptible to strange beliefs about imaginary international plots, or if he suspects that the entire military chain of command is lying to him?
That’s why I don’t buy any of the complacency about Trump’s tweeting. From the beginning, his supporters’ whole case in favor of Trump’s tweets was that his uncouth style of expression shows that he is genuine and not just mouthing carefully rehearsed lies to cover up what he really thinks.
If this is even remotely true, then the man with the gravest responsibilities for our national security is off his rocker.
Are we supposed to just ignore that?