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Fatah and PA TV hosts question Trump's mental capabilities

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |


Fatah makes fun of Trump
PA TV hosts question Trump's mental capabilities

  • Relying on the book Fire and Fury, PA TV hosts question if "a man of this mentality is capable of determining the fate of the world?"
By Nan Jacques Zilberdik
As part of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah's anti-US and anti-Trump rhetoric, which Palestinian Media Watch has documented, Fatah in Lebanon posted the above cartoon, questioning the "mental fitness" of US President Trump.
Headline: "The mental fitness of one who does not recognize the Palestinian people and its legal and historical right in Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, is questionable!"
Text in upper right corner of cartoon: "The publication of a book that casts doubt on Trump's mental fitness."
The cartoon, which refers to the book Fire and Fury (see below) shows an angry Trump saying "I'm a genius." He is holding a lit match to an open book as small Twitter icons are seen rising from the flame. On the page Trump is burning is written: "Mentally deranged." [Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 20, 2018]


Relying on the book, two hosts on official PA TV similarly cast doubt on Trump's mental capabilities, asking: 'Is a man of this mentality capable of determining the fate of the world... or of Jerusalem?"


Official PA TV host 1: "What especially has drawn attention [in the book Fire and Fury] is the topic that compares [US President] Trump with a small boy with needs, who goes to sleep at 6:30 p.m. and loves cheeseburgers and eats them. Similarly, his behavior is like a child's and he is unable to make decisions. He is not fit to fill this role."
Official PA TV host 2: "He always gets angry according to the book... I call on everyone to read it as it gives us inside information about the White House which no one has spoken about previously - but [these behaviors] are to be expected of Donald Trump."
Official PA TV host 1: "Yes, it is clear in his personality many times,
and this brings us to the big question: Is a man of this mentality
capable of determining the fate of the world, especially that which is connected to Jerusalem, which will remain the eternal capital of the State of Palestine?"
[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Jan, 8, 2018]


Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is a book about US President Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, and his administration that is highly unfavorable towards him, written by Michael Wolff and published in January 2018. Some material in the book is unverifiable or lacking a source, and many people quoted in it have denied the quotes attributed to them. Wolff has been previously accused of fabricating material and unreliability in his writing.

On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.





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