“The equilibrium or balance, so to speak, between his intellectual faculties and animal propensities, seems to have been destroyed. He is fitful, irreverent, indulging at times in the grossest profanity…manifesting but little deference for his fellows, impatient of restraint or advice when it conflicts with his desires, at times pertinaciously obstinate, yet capricious and vacillating, devising many plans of future operations, which are no sooner arranged than they are abandoned in turn for others appearing more feasible.”
So, who ‘dat?
Ooh, good guess, but no, and now, of course, you’ll be on a new DSWL (Deep State Watch List).
No, this sad so-called president can’t be excused based on his having a 13 pound tamping iron accidentally driven through his cheek and into his brain, then out of his skull again, like poor Phineas Gage.
Phineas was, by most accounts, an agreeable enough fellow prior to the accident, and the radical changes to his personality afterwards provided early clues related to brain functioning, some of which have helped to generate hypotheses about cerebral localization.
I guess the question that naturally arises, then, is this: If SCPOTUS has NOT had a head injury of some kind, what would cause such symptoms as those we’re witnessing on a daily basis? It might even be worth inserting a large chunk of metal into the presidential cranium and see if there are any changes of personality. My guess? He would not become a bit less agreeable, or articulate, or competent, or convincing in the role of a Reality Show lifetime.