Robert Reich has a theory that Trump is unstable, unravelling and the Republican party is ready to pull the plug. Reich spoke with an unnamed Republican colleague the other day and took notes. This is the portion of the conversation dealing with Trump’s fitness to serve. RawStory:


Me: So what could they do? I mean, even if the whole Republican leadership was willing to say publicly he’s unfit to serve, what then?



He: Bingo! The emperor has no clothes. It’s a signal to everyone they can bail. Have to bail to save their skins. I mean, Trump could be the end of the whole goddam Republican party.



Me: If he starts a nuclear war, that could be the end of everything.



He: Yeah, right. So when they start bailing on him, the stage is set.



Me: For what?



He: Impeachment. 25th amendment.



Me: You think Republicans would go that far?



He: Not yet. Here’s the thing. They really want to get this tax bill through. That’s all they have going for them. They don’t want to face voters in ’18 or ’20 without something to show for it. They’re just praying Trump doesn’t do something really, really stupid before the tax bill.



Me: Like a nuclear war?



He: Look, all I can tell you is many of the people I talk with are getting freaked out. It’s not as if there’s any careful strategizing going on. Not like, well, do we balance the tax bill against nuclear war? No, no. They’re worried as hell. They’re also worried about Trump crazies, all the ignoramuses he’s stirred up. I mean, Roy Moore? How many more of them do you need to destroy the party?



Me: So what’s gonna happen?



He: You got me. I’m just glad I’m not there anymore. Trump’s not just a moron. He’s a despicable human being. And he’s getting crazier. Paranoid. Unhinged. Everyone knows it. I mean, we’re in shit up to our eyeballs with this guy.