I was just listening on CNN to the audio from Trump's interview with Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig and I appreciate @brianstelter (obliquely) pointing out what so few reporters have been willing to say ... that Donald Trump suffers from a profound mental illness.
One of the reasons why journalists and ordinary Americans struggle so much with describing Trump is because we frame his actions as somehow being rational or normal. They're not. He's profoundly ill.
For anyone who has dealt with a profoundly narcissistic person it 100 percent screws with your head. You can't understand their actions because you view it through the prism of normal or rational behavior. But their actions aren't normal or rational
People marvel that Trump describes the crowd at the Capitol as "loving" but for someone who can't see beyond their own ego & has no empathy, they were loving. They rioted on his behalf! That to him is a demonstration of love ... that other people were hurt never occurs to him

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @speechboy71

21 Jul
“One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.”
The quotes in this piece are just brutal:
“And even though I may walk into the room thinking, ‘Okay, this is your fault, you did this to yourself,’ when I leave the room, I just see a person that’s really suffering, and that is so regretful for the choice that they made.”
Read 4 tweets
6 Jun
When I read stuff like this I think maybe it’s time to join the Republican Party, run for Congress and start making outrageous claims ... like I invented the question mark
“I believe underwear should be worn on the outside of pants” - Vote Cohen 2022!
“Fluoridation is a socialist plot” - Cohen 2022
Read 11 tweets
27 May
This is unbelievable ... the NYT says that until recently anti-Semitic incidents in the US were tied to Trump. This is simply wrong. Just two years ago in NYC, Orthodox Jews were regularly being attacked in Brooklyn ... the perpetrators were usually Black men
The Monsey Hanukkah stabbing & the Jersey City massacre at a Kosher deli - also perpetrated by Black men. Yet the Times once again perpetuates the false narrative that anti-Semitic violence in America is a right-wing phenomenon
This from the same newspaper in 2018 that today is saying anti-Semitic violence is a right-wing phenomenon
Read 4 tweets
18 May
Annals of military futility: "Over eight days, Hamas has fired nearly as many rockets — 3,350 so far — as it did over all of the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in 2014" nytimes.com/2021/05/17/wor…
Hamas has spent 8 years spending money on developing rockets-money that could have been used to help the people of Gaza. And has watched 90% of those rockets knocked out of the air. Meanwhile Israel is destroying their tunnel network and wreaking military havoc on the Gaza Strip
It's hard to think of a more pointless military endeavor and one that has done more damage to the Palestinian people.
Read 4 tweets
3 May
Firing up Brian De Palma's "Femme Fatale" for 30 Days of Brian De Pal-MAY
Opening a movie with a clip from Double Indemnity doesn't leave much doubt about the kind of story you're preparing to tell!
Just from watching the opening of this movie and the brilliant opening visual of the camera pulling back from the TV I know this is going to be good. De Palma is a master
Read 4 tweets
27 Mar
I have something I need to get off my chest that might upset a few people on this list ... the other day I rewatched Hoosiers, a movie I loved as a kid.

And it’s a terrible film
Like it’s not just bad. It’s genuinely awful. It’s based on a true story ... and it’s not remotely accurate.

The soundtrack is a crime against nature.

Barbara Hershey’s character is badly written and her performance is dreadful
Gene Hackman’s coach is not a rough around the edges, tough coach with a heart of gold ... he’s a dick. And it’s hard to tell what he actually teaches the players about basketball.
Read 8 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!