We are currently witnessing more than Trump's usual state of instability — in fact, a pattern of decompensation: increasing loss of touch with reality, marked signs of volatility and unpredictable behavior, and an attraction to violence as a means of coping. These characteristics place our country and the world at extreme risk of danger.
If you think 2017 was bad, imagine an America without allies fighting another two-front war, this one involving nuclear weapons, under the leadership of the most hated president in modern history, while a torture apologist runs the C.I.A. The world right now is a powder keg. Trump, an untethered maniac, sits atop it, flicking a lighter that Republicans in Congress could take away, but won’t. If everything goes up in flames, we can’t say we weren’t warned.
The talking heads and most of the general public will watch him with a mix of fascination and horror and wonder what to do with him. He is, by his very personality structure, uncharted territory, and the ride will get a lot bumpier before it's over.
In America we are not supposed to accept this kind of behavior from our employees. Donald Trump is our employee.