Stephen F. Hayes: Donald Trump Is Crazy, and So Is the GOP for Embracing Him – The Weekly Standard

The Republican nominee for president made comments Friday that one might expect from a patient in a mental institution, the kind of stuff you might read on blog with really small print and pictures of UFOs. And yet his remarks barely register as news. There are no condemnations from fellow Republicans. His supporters shrug them off as Trump being Trump.

To the extent Trump’s latest outburst has generated any attention, it’s been a discussion of the tactical mistake he’s made. There’s been head-shaking that he’s gone “off-message,” expressions of wonder at his lack of discipline, speculation about the electoral impact of his latest comments, disbelief about the timing of his comments and bewilderment at their target.

All of this misses the point. It’s not about tactics or messaging. It’s about something simpler and something much more important: Donald Trump is not of sound mind.

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