Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

How is Trump fooling everyone into believing he’s doing fine? Beats me

Trump has never been caught telling the truth unless it could further confuse people. He makes even his doctors lie for him to us. Now he appeared in two clips speaking to the world and he was seen walking to his helicopter ride to the hospital. Why do I see what no one reports?

1. He walked and looks out of juice. Fit for an obese 70+-old man but he used to be a lot more jolly. You need to compare him to his old self. (As a first, just in, after 24 hours, a Reuters’ reporter noted Trump looked tired!)

2. He doesn’t smile. He hides it by looking extra serious. But his facial expression is one of ‘I need to tell you that the end is near.’

3. Breathless. He breathes deeply between his short sentences. Pretends to clear his throat as an excuse to stop and breathe. He throws in one long sentence to ‘prove’ he has plenty of air–he’s always high on will power.

4. He is still his old self, pretending to be flawless. He couldn’t remember the word ‘sympathies’ he received from ‘the world’s leaders’ [sic]. Flipped out ‘condolences.’ Then mumbled to hide he lost the correct word.

Is it wishful thinking that people can’t see it? Realism before optimism!

Is it that people listen to his words (‘I’m doing fine’) and ignore the rest, like tone and facial expression? Which makes millions believe him.

Is it that most people don’t remember what he normally looked like so they can’t compare? Not everyone has a great memory. Helps the conners.

Or a combination?

Maybe the above points can help some to open their eyes.

One doesn’t have to have clairvoyance to see that he’s not doing so hot. After knowing what his tax returns were, we also now can know his health.

For all who want to know. Not for the ostriches.


PS: What seems to be forgotten or overlooked already is how the con artist in chief knew already before the debate with Biden that he was not doing so well. He came in so late to the event that the planned virus test could not be done. Just imagine a tour rider who does that. Would not have been allowed to race. Trump, who had been demanding Biden would take a drug test before the debate (“I’m willing to take one too”), was just setting the stage for overlooking his ‘accidental inability’ to do the virus test. Yes, endangering everyone around him. Has never bothered him.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (, born in 1953 to two Dutch survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a strict vegan since 2008. He's an Orthodox Jew but not a rabbi. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach, and, lehavdil bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo, Rav Zev Leff, and Rav Meir Lubin. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years, he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science (statistics), Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, LGBTQIA, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Sometimes he's misunderstood because he has such a wide vision that never fits any specialist's box. But that's exactly what many love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quite a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second-generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500th blog post with the ToI. If you're a native English speaker and wonder why you should read from people whose English is only their second language, consider the advantage of having a peek outside of your cultural bubble. * NEW: To see other blog posts by him, his overspill blog you can reach by clicking on the Website icon next to his picture at the head of every post. There you may find precursors to later TOI blog posts, addition or corrections of published TOI blog posts, blog posts the TOI will not carry, and some thoughts that are too short to be a TOI blog post. Also, the TOI only allows for one blog post per blogger per 24 hours. Sometimes, he has more to say than that. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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