Trump’s presidency is going to be one for the record books, just not in a good way. I can’t wait for all the tell-all books that come out after he leaves office, once he is officially neutered. But I can already tell you what a lot of them are going to say because we already know the gist of them in our guts. At this point, not even his supporters would disagree that he is thoroughly corrupt and self-dealing; they just don’t care.
But it case you haven’t guessed it, Trump is probably a drug addict too. We don’t know exactly what he’s addicted to, but we have some pretty good guesses. We also know what he is not addicted to: alcohol. Trump is a famous teetotaler. He reportedly drinks up to twelve Diet Cokes a day. Caffeine is legal, so you can’t jail him for this kind of Coke abuse, but it in part explains his minimal sleeping. It’s unlikely he is shooting heroin, but it’s pretty clear he is snorting Adderall and maybe meth too.
This has been the buzz for some time, but in my mind is went from possible to probable after watching this Thom Hartmann clip:
In the clip, Hartmann plays part of an interview with CJAD (Canadian radio station). The host interviews Noel Casler, a comedian. He attended parties with Trump in the 90s and worked with him on Celebrity Apprentice. Casler says that Trump snorted cocaine at these events, used meth, and got his stash from local drug dealers. He used Adderall as a kind of low grade high most of the time. (An article is here.) On set, the powder was frequently seen coming out of his nose, and he got through a lot of takes with the help of off camera cue cards. If we need more witnesses, we just need to talk to others at these parties or on the show. It sounds like plenty could confirm them.
Hartmann then discusses with his guest, Dr. Justin A. Frank, some of the symptoms of Adderall abuse, and boy, it sure sounds like Trump has them all. Other things could cause them, but it definitely flunks the Occam’s Razor test. Trump barely sleeps, tweets at 3 AM, seems to act impulsively most of the time and has almost no attention span. These are symptoms frequently seen with Adderall abuse.
It would also explain his sniffing. Last October, David Pakman did a similar story on Trump’s likely Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) abuse. In this case, you can clearly see the Sudafed in a drawer during a campaign when Trump was promoting eating Mexican by, er, eating from a taco bowl made in Trump Tower. It explains his constantly dilated eyes, but if it’s to control his sniffing, it’s not working too well. I’d recommend an antihistamine, but I suspect it’s the Adderall that’s the root of the sniffing.
Which also means that someone is giving Trump drugs. It might be the White House physician, but it’s unlikely. Much more likely is that it’s some drug supplier he’s been using for years. As for Sudafed, it’s a controlled substance too, as you may have discovered if you tried to buy some at the drug store. It’s generic, but it’s behind the counter and at least in my state they will record your purchase and write down your driver’s license number. The information goes to the DEA. Large quantities of Sudafed can be used to make methamphetamine. Maybe instead of taking Sudafed to open his sinuses, Trump’s got his own little meth lab somewhere in the White House.
Most of his supporters probably don’t believe these stories, but it looks like they could be easily corroborated, at least as something he used to do. Or if the 25th Amendment were actually viable, Pence would suspend his presidency until he clears a drug test, and threaten to invoke it again if he ever failed a drug test. Maybe he should get a weekly checkup from a neutral physician just so we can rest easier that it’s not the drugs doing Trump’s decision making. But anyhow, his supporters will probably be okay with his drug abuse too. It seems there is no behavior of his they won’t excuse.
That’s why the tell-all books are going to be fascinating reading. It’s mostly Trump’s bullying that have kept most of these books from coming out. His bullying is a real threat, and there are plenty of his supporters unhinged enough to threaten those who tell the truth about him. As I noted, he’s already doing this with Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Mitt Romney. So most will choose to wait until it is safe to publish. I bet there are many first drafts in the works.
In a normal society, when all this comes out it should kill the Republican Party. I believed years ago that Trump would end up killing the party, as he thoroughly corrupted it. But it was largely corrupt before he became its head. Before Trump though there were red lines that Republicans would not cross. It’s never been deficits, but in the past behaviors like drug abuse and infidelity have been red lines. No more. The only way to get kicked out of the Republican Party is not being a Trump toady. Ask Justin Amash.
It remains to be seen if the rest of American is as sick as Trump and the Republican Party. We’ll know on November 3.