A senior official was so worried about the then leader's "serious mental decline" that he also contacted China to reassure his counterpart that the two nations would not suddenly go to war, the authors write.
Now Trump is suing his niece and the NYT for $100m for stealing and smuggling his tax records or something. I don't really know the details to be honest but it looks as though it's another way for him to get back into the news, raise some money from a bunch of morons and basically provide a lot of entertainment to people like me by saying and doing a load of really stupid stuff... it's great to be able to genuinely just relax and enjoy this sort of harmless dicking about now that he doesn't control the US and have his finger on the nuclear button, but with the added frisson that comes from the amazement that you feel every time you remember that this absolute fucking moron really did have that not long ago.
I was thinking of making a thread on civility after seeing the response to Powell's death. Whenever a public figure dies, there's this dreary atmosphere of people using "don't speak ill of the dead," and the like to rebuff any sort of criticism whilst trotting out these bland, "reasonable" tributes saying stuff like "I may not have agreed with ..., but they always had integrity... " or "Today's politicians could learn a thing or two from ... ".
The same tactic's applied to the living. There are people who think Angela Rayner referring to Tories as "scum" is worse than the consequences of Tory policy. This hammering of people until they crack and show a hint of anger then using that as a way to wave away their points as unreasonable or hysterical or to simply change the subject's absolutely maddening.
A load of people burn to death in a tower block, but don't be rude when you discuss it with Jacob Rees-Mogg.
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable. I am excited to send my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon.”