Trump is showing signs of dementia. Check out the clip of his presser with Netanyahu beginning at 3:45.
As it wrapped up, he stood up and wandered off as if he forgot where he was. Netanyahu stared at his back with a quizzical look on his face. Handlers approached Trump apparently intending to turn him around and direct him where to go. Trump suddenly seemed to recall where he was. He lifted both arms bent at the elbows with hands open and palms facing forward in the universal gesture indicating stop and listen. As the reporters stopped gathering their stuff and turned to pay attention, he blurted out that he never said, “Israel,” an apparent reference to his inappropriate disclosure of highly classified information about ISIS while bragging a week earlier about how good his intelligence was to Lavrov and Kislyak in the White House. Although he was criticized by US intel via the press for potentially burning a source within ISIS, he did not tell the Russians, and no one accused him of telling them, that Israeli intel shared that information with US intel. By denying that he he identified Israel as the source, he inadvertently confirmed that he had passed the information to the Russians.
Little wonder that the US intel community, and cooperating foreign intelligence services with which it shares information, no longer trust the 45th president of the United States.
I imagine that our intelligence community is screening what it shares with the Commander in Chief in order to preserve and protect their work product and working agreements with allied intelligence services. This is not an acceptable solution in a representative democracy where we elect our commander in chief.
“Houston, we have a problem.”
Seriously, folks. Love him or hate him, he is mentally incompetent and unfit to govern. All must put aside our differences for awhile and focus on removing him from office.