Notice, please, that I'm tempering my rhetoric at least a little in this piece, lest I'm accused of advocating a violent overthrow of Donald Trump's administration. I'm not recommending any such thing. I am, however, suggesting that the people in charge of things if and when the  president goes completely nutty face up to the […]

 

Notice, please, that I'm tempering my rhetoric at least a little in this piece, lest I'm accused of advocating a violent overthrow of Donald Trump's administration.

I'm not recommending any such thing. I am, however, suggesting that the people in charge of things if and when the  president goes completely nutty face up to the problem confronting us. They should give some serious thought to throwing a net over the president, proverbially   speaking.

We now have a new Exhibit A in the case for officially declaring Donald Trump a mental patient.

The president publicly declared yesterday that he would pull the trigger on  weapons of “fire and fury” if North Korea persists in implying that  it will do  harm to America. But implications  are not acts of war. They should be countered, but  not with nukes. The United States did not fire missiles at the Soviet Union when Nikita Kruschev said “We will bury you.”

Trump also boasted yesterday that the American nuclear stockpile has been greatly improved in the 200 days since he became president. But the experts on the subject who have been  quoted in the past 24 hours have almost universally scoffed at the notion  that any significant changes could be made that quickly. Trump did, in fact, order a review of the nation's nuclear capabilities, but that effort is far from completed — and it's not much different from similar reviews ordered by previous incoming presidents.

The president's reckless comments regarding North Korea and nukes are only the latest examples of his nutty rhetoric. He's been spewing crazy stuff on a regular basis since he launched his long-shot candidacy 26 months ago. Some of it has been almost funny, but nobody should be laughing at this threat of nuclear war.

Instead, perhaps we should give serious thought to committing Donald Trump to a booby hatch. We could fix-up something nice for him at one his country clubs and tell him that he's earned an extended vacation after doing such a good job. We could even stage fake rallies of pseudo-morons to cheer his every utterance.