Trump just got confused during the National Prayer Breakfast and ended up in a racist Freudian slip

President Trump has his bad days and his…well, not exactly what you’d call good days, but some days that are better than others. On his better days, he’s still as racist and idiotic as ever, but he at least manages some coherence. On his bad days, he slurs his words and struggles to so much as string a thought together. If he weren’t such a detestable individual one might even feel sorry for him on such days, when he looks like exactly what he is: a senile old man losing his mental facilities one sputtered word at a time.

Today appears to be one of the president’s bad days. While giving an address at the National Prayer Breakfast — because for some reason there are still swathes of the country engaged in the collective delusion that Trump is a religious man — Trump made a major teleprompter gaffe while touting the role that faith has played in this country’s past achievements.

“Since the founding of our nation many of our greatest stride from gaining our independence to the abolition of civil rights,” Trump said, giving a slightly confused shrug as he mixed up the abolition of slavery and the Civil Rights Movement (VIDEO BELOW). In other words, while trying to heap praise on civil rights he accidentally praised the idea of doing away with them altogether. Luckily, this country has not abolished civil rights, despite what perhaps Trump and some of his Republican cronies might wish.

While at face value it looks like a simple slip of the tongue, one can’t help but feel unsettled watching the video. This man is entrusted with running the most powerful nation in the world and is handily defeated by something as basic as a teleprompter. His mind is constantly scattered and his cognitive skills are in decline.

Rampant criminality and corruption aside, this man is mentally unfit to serve. He must go.

Watch the video below.


Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.