Sam Fields Opines: Donald Trump Is Either A Demagogue Or He’s Deranged





Based on the crazy things he says, there is little doubt that President Donald Trump has the most reckless mouth in Washington since presidential aide Walter Jenkins was busted on a morals charge.*

The real question is whether he is merely a cynical demagogue (Is there any other kind?) or whether he is mentally ill.  The answer hinges on whether Trump really believes what he is saying and tweeting.

Does Trump truly believe that President Barack Obama bugged him in Trump Tower? Does he really think that climate change is a “Chinese hoax”?

Does Trump really think that millions of illegal aliens voted in 2016? Did he honestly believe that unemployment was 42% under Obama?

Etc. Etc. Etc.

If Trump really believes these and other wacky statements, he is mentally ill. Loopy. Bonkers. Cockoo. Batshit crazy.

We’ve had at least two Presidents that had serious mental problems and functioned well.

Abraham Lincoln was a clinical depressive and many believe Teddy Roosevelt was bi-polar.

If Trump believes his crazy stories, then we may have our first sociopathic president. We may have a president whose extreme narcissism prevents him from questioning the veracity of his own outlandish tales.

In the extreme, he might talk himself into a nuclear attack on North Korea or Iran.

In June of 1974, with his Watergate cover-up unraveling, President Richard Nixon was drinking heavily and going through a slow-motion nervous breakdown. It got so bad that Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger issued an order to the Joint Chiefs telling them to not act on any military orders coming from the White House without first clearing them through him.

Our current Secretary of Defense James Mattis would do well to read up on that piece of history.


What’s In A Word? 


I keep hearing Trumpists defending his wiretap tweets as “plausible”. The latest was Matt Schlapp the Chairman of the American Conservative Union.

Apparently they don’t know the difference between “plausible” and “possible”.

Trumpists need to check out the dictionary:


Plausible – Having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable: a plausible excuse; a plausible plot.

PossibleCapable of happening, existing or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws or circumstances. 



It is not “plausible” that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. No evidence exists and every intelligence agency denies it happened… although it’s “possible”.

It is not “plausible” that Trump was the only one who saw a 9/11 news broadcast with thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating and no one has the tape or remembers seeing the celebrants…although it’s “possible”.

Make no bones about it, in the end; Trumpists will never admit they are wrong.  Ultimately, with no positive evidence, they will take false comfort demanding that the rest of the world “prove a negative”.

One final example.

Although I would like to believe that finding Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johannsson in my bed is “plausible”…


The Real Cause Of Illness

My whole life I thought the need for medical care arose from injury, lifestyle, genetics or the environment.  I believed that without money or insurance, you died. Or you shifted the cost of treatment to emergency rooms and charities.

Trumpcare says otherwise.

Trumpists insist the new proposal will save us $364 billion dollars by cutting Obamacare coverage for millions. They say it won’t reduce the level of care or pass the cost onto other governments or institutions.

It can only mean that broken bones, cataracts, heart disease, etc., must be caused by insurance.  Eliminate insurance and you never get sick.

Let me give you a Trumpcare example.

Let’s say you are a 45-year-old women working for $10-bucks-an-hour who notices a lump on her breast.

If she’s got subsidized Obamacare insurance the first thing she is going to do is call some fancy, schmancy doctor who’s going to order all kinds of expensive testing.  He will then find a cancerous tumor that’s likely to lead to even more expensive and painful treatment.

Under Trumpcare, without any subsidy to afford insurance, her body will dissolve that lump into nothing more than a harmless fibroid that will soon disappear. Total cost and suffering…zero!

I wish I had known this years ago before my mother died of breast cancer, my father from heart disease and my wife from Alzheimer’s. We could have done without insurance and they would still be happy and healthy. Plus, our family would have a hell of a lot more money.




*For those too young to remember Walter Jenkins, here is am Oct. 18, 2964  New York Times story excerpt that explains Fields’ joke:


“Walter Jenkins, who was born in Jolly, Texas, 46 years ago, has been an associate of Lyndon John­son for 25 of those years. Soon after Mr. Johnson succeeded to the Presidency in 1963, he brought Mr. Jenkins into the White House as a Presidential aide.

“Mr. Jenkins rapidly became kingpin of the White House staff. His duties were never precisely defined, but he appears to have served both as official and per­sonal aide to Mr. Johnson. Among other things, he occasionally at­tended Cabinet meetings and ses­sions of the National Security Council. Mr. Jenkins close friend­ship with Mr. Johnson was re­flected in the fact that one of his

“The Jenkins arrest record came to light with suspense and drama that matched its explosive poten­tialities. Anonymous tipsters last week advised certain reporters to check the records of the Morals Division of the Washington, D. C, police. There they discovered, that Mr. Jenkins had been arrested Oct. 7 in the Y.M.C.A., two blocks from the White House, for “disorderly (indecent) gestures.

Search of the records further disclosed that Mr. Jenkins had been arrested in 1959, in the same place, for “disorderly conduct (pervert).”

And another Times article indicated how the story broke:

At 8:25 P.M., United Press International carried the story of Mr. Jenkins’s arrest last Wednesday. It did not disclose how it had come to examine the police arrest record for that date, saying only that “rumors swept Washington political circles” and that “an unidenti­fied tipster” had told unnamed reporters where they could find further information.

Other reporters were then able to corroborate the account by checking the arrest records of the Morals Division in Room 5058 of the Municipal Building here.

Under the date of Oct. 7, they found an entry, listed as Case 2208, recording the arrest at 8:35 P.M. of Walter Wilson Jenkins, of 3407 Huntington Street, Northwest.

His birthplace was listed as Jolly, Texas. His occupation, clerk.

The place of arrest was given as the Young Men’s Christian Association — which is two blocks from the White House. The charge was recorded as “dis­orderly (indecent gestures).”

The collateral posted was said to have been $50 and a rubber stamp entry, “elects to forfeit,” “indicated that Mr. Jenkins chose to forfeit the $50 instead of appearing in court to fight the case. Such a choice is not an admission of guilt and does not amount to a conviction.

The complainant in the ar­rest was listed as R. L. Graham and the arresting officer as L. P. Drouillard. Both are mem­bers of the Washington police force.

Another entry in the same book showed that Andy Choka, a 60‐year‐old member and resi­dent of the Soldiers’ Home for Disabled Veterans, was arrested at the same time in the same place on the same charge. He, too, was said to have forfeited $50 of collateral.

The same two officers were listed on the entry, except that Mr. Graham was listed as the arresting officer and Mr. Drou­illard as the complaintant.

Government records list the Walter W. Jenkins who has worked for the President as re­siding at the same address as that of the police record. Bio­graphical records show the President’s aide to have been born in Jolly, Tex., on March 23, 1918.

A telephone operator at the soliders’ home said Mr. Choka was one of about 2,000 resi­dents. But rules of the home prevented any call or visitors to his quarters this evening.

As this information became known, word spread of a pre­vious arrest of Mr. Jenkins and this, too, was found in the po­lice records.

An entry under the date ofI Jan. 15, 1959, showed that at 10:20 P.M., a Walter Wilson Jenkins of 3704 Huntington Street, Northwest, was arrested on a charge given as “disorderly conduct (pervert).”

His birthdate was recorded as 3/23/1918, his birthplace as Jolly, Tex., his race as white, and his occupation as clerk.

The place of arrest was the Y.M.C.A—there is only one in Washington.


One more point.  This was an era when the police routinely harassed gays. Jenkins apparently was just another gay swept up in this discrimination by police and society.

11 Responses to “Sam Fields Opines: Donald Trump Is Either A Demagogue Or He’s Deranged”

  1. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    At a dinner party, Richard Nixon said, “I could leave this room, and in 25 minutes, 70 million people would be dead.”

  2. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    Quit being so intellectually dishonest, Cheetolihi’ists – this is the twenty-first century. That means the burden of proof is on YOU.

    If you make a claim about life, it is up to you to prove it is true, not the other way around. It is not up to us, the rest of the world, to prove your claims false – that is not scientific thinking, that is anti-scientific thinking.

    Because I am a man of my times and believe in correcting ignorance, what I am doing here is out of courtesy to YOU. Just as if I were to publicly argue that there is a Flying Spaghetti Monster orbiting Venus preparing to blow up Planet Earth, one of you would probably, out of simple human decency attempt to correct me and point me towards the truth.

    This is my way of doing that.

    It’s like the bible … a highly edited book of fiction … think Harry Potter but with babies dashed on rocks.

    Find me a snake with vocal chords, water that is dense enough for a human being to walk on, or a chemical process that converts complex carbohydrates to fish.

    Until then, you’re out of luck, sucker.

    The evidence wins, and the evidence sides with me. These are invented stories… fictional dramas meant to impart some moral lesson.

    The bible, like Trump’s grasp on reality, is not real.

  3. Seymour Fax says:

    It isn’t as simple as Fields writes, is it.
    “(CNN)House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s personal communications may have been picked up by investigators through “incidental collection.””

  4. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    Completely legal under 702.

  5. SAM FIELDS says:

    Trump is angry because it was wrong for the FBI/NSA to tap the phones of Russian spies?!?!?!?!

    After all, how are Flynn, Monafort, etc. going to successfully engage in treason if we are going to tap Russian phones?

    That’s like a drunk driver blaming his accident on BellSouth for installing telephone poles on the sidewalk.

    What is most amazing is that General Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was shocked to learn that the phone of Russian Ambassador/spy Kislyak was being tapped.

    That should remove any doubt that that the term “military intelligence” is an oxymoron.

  6. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    Tsar Bomba (Russian: Царь-бомба; “Tsar-bomb”) was the Western nickname for the Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb (code name Ivan or Vanya), the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Its test on October 30, 1961 remains the most powerful human-made explosion in history.

    These people are not our pals.

    NEWS: Carter Page willing to testify before the House Intelligence Committee to “set the record straight” on Russia

  7. DK says:

    Umm… I didn’t know you were thinking about Scarlett and Charlize

  8. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    Stalled travel ban. Wire-tap lie revealed. Investigation on Russia ties. Health-care debacle. Trump must be getting really tired of winning.

    Hey Republicans, don’t worry, that burn is covered under the Affordable Care Act.

  9. Charlotte Greenbarg says:

    Not legal to unmask Incidentals unless they’ve done something criminal. I’m taking a course on terrorism and learning a lot.

  10. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    In a cult, nothing ever goes wrong.

    From Breibart, “Health Care Bill’s Failure: Just part of the ‘Art of a Deal’.

  11. Chaz Stevens, Genius says:

    It’s not easy admitting you got conned.

    Donald Trump promised to lower drug costs … instead, he removed regulations.

    Promised the Keystone pipe would be built with US steel. It isn’t.

    Promised to save West Virginia coal. He won’t.

    And I know you hate being called stupid, so meet me halfway and stop being stupid.

    We’re going to have insurance for everyone … what we saw was a $700B tax cut for the rich and kicking 24M off the role.

    “Gonna end up with great health care, at a fraction of the price, and that’s gonna take place immediately. Immediately. Fast. Quick.” – Trump in Las Vegas.

    It was never repeal and replace, it was bait and switch.

    Let’s not even get start with the Mexican financed wall.

    “Massive number of jobs. High paying jobs. Good jobs.” In the burgeoning new field of something terrific.

    What about his super-secret ISIS-ending plan, to be announced within his first 30 days.

    Winning. Winning Bigly. Head spinning. Spinning. Head spinning bigly.

    Order now and Trump will give you everything!

    No sense crying over spilt snake oil.