TRUMP HATER ALERT! (Trying to beat out the usual suspects’ reaction to this thread.)
Well, anyway, this certainly is a shock. (/sarcasm) She cites the NBC Lester Holt interview as her moment of truth because he was talking gibberish. I hate to tell ya, sister, but it was long long before that.
Not really a book I will be watching for, but it’ll be fun to see whatever things she has to say.
Like I said, I hadn’t been looking forward to her book. She had every indication when she left the White House that she would be writing a tell-all book. Surprise, surprise. I’m sure it’ll be a tabloid type that Fox will pluck headlines from. They love them tabloids. They so want to be one.
Interestingly, Reagan’s cognitive decline while in office has been thoroughly documented. The contents of his speeches and various remarks were analyzed over the period of his presidency. His vocabulary clearly decreased and the incidence of filler words increased over time. It did not decline below a critical level prior to him leaving office on January 20, 1989, but the cognitive decline was clearly and definitively documented.
Unfortunately, that method is unlikely to be useful for documenting Trump’s decline, unless it reaches a more obvious stage. Reagan talked at a far higher level than Trump and was more organized with his speeches.
Ironically, his bombasticy could, for a while at least, hide his cognitive decline.