Trump Baby Blimp will sail mid-August over the president's Bedminister, New Jersey golf course where he and his family summer, and like the crowdfunding that set the balloon afloat over London, the U.S. launch is financed by public donation. The capital sought - $4,500 – was raised in less than a day. Reportedly, other cities from Maryland and Texas to Missouri and New Mexico are also planning a sighting. But the story doesn't end there.

He said what?

All of the above news occurred before the Helsinki summit and before Americans heard Trump back Putin denying interference in the 2016 election - despite what the U.S.

intelligence community has unearthed. Given the stateside reaction to the president's betrayal - even right-winger Neil Cavuto of Fox News called it “disgusting” and former CIA director John Brennan said it was “nothing short of treasonous” - the blimp is likely to circle our land long beyond summer. Meanwhile, questions about the president's behavior go unanswered. Is he out of his mind? Concerns about his mental health have circulated since he took office. But when he tweeted, on July 9, that cybersecurity is not a problem in America, even after a grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking into the Democratic National Committee's computer servers, it got scary. Then it got silly.

Course correction

The day after defending Putin, Trump did a 180 saying, “I accept our intelligence community's conclusion" that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. If you were visiting from another planet and were clued into psychiatric conditions, you might think the president suffered from bipolar disorder. He wouldn't be the first leader with that ailment.

There's King George III, who reigned over 18th century England. For a long time, his erratic behavior was thought to be a physical problem. But in 2013, BBC News reported fresh research out of St. George University in London indicating it was mental illness. After analyzing thousands of the king's letters, Dr. Peter Garrard and Dr.

Vassily Rentoumi saw sentences 400 words long in which he often repeated himself. Trump doesn't pen letters, but he tweets a lot and also repeats himself. To hear the researchers tell it, such traits are seen in people “experiencing the manic phase of psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorder.”

Peer pressure

But wait, there's an important difference between our president and the British monarch. Changing his mind about Russian meddling wasn't bipolar, it was the backlash from his party. Another big difference? The king paid attention to matters outside of himself. For instance, he cared about art and science. He founded the Royal Academy of the Arts and was the first royal to study science.

Trump hasn't even gotten around to handing out the National Arts Medal for 2016, a decades-old annual event held in a White House ceremony. He also sought to shutter the National Endowment for the Arts in his first federal budget. Trump is no King George.

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