Thursday, August 22, 2019

Trump's Increasing Mental Instability

Given the rapid fire idiocies and bizarre statements emanating just in the past 3 days from the pie hole of malignant narcissist and unhinged demagogue Donald "Very Stable Genius" Trump, it's safe to say that observers are questioning whether it's time to call in the mental health experts. Consider: the bizarre desire to buy a not-for-sale Greenland followed by Trump's tantrum against the Danish Prime Minister, his spreading of an anti-Semitic "dual loyalty" trope, his approving retweet of a far-right loon who called him "King of Israel" and "the Second Coming," his referring to himself as "the chosen one," etc. Longtime Trump observer and biographer David Kay Johnston had this to say on CNN last night:
“You know, if Donald were not the president, if he were someone you sat down next to in a bar or at dinner you had to go to or on an airplane, you would within a matter of minutes conclude from listening to this guy that he’s a blowhard who is crazy. But Donald really does believe these things. And they’re delusional and they’re indicative of the fact that our 45th president is deeply mentally ill....Given how common mental illness is, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that at some point we’re going to have a mentally ill president. That’s what we’ve got now.(our emphasis)
Conservative attorney and Trump twitter antagonist George Conway (the suffering husband of piranha-faceed Trump fanatic Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway) suggested the White (Supremacist) House staff get Trump a mental health evaluation:

Adding to the growing chorus, former Trump sycophant and current antagonist Anthony Scaramucci claimed last week, among other things, that Trump "has declining mental facilities.

Last month, the Washington Post reported that a group of mental health experts wanted members of Congress to ask Robert Mueller during his testimony on Russiagate whether Mueller had requested a mental health evaluation of Trump. During his first year in office, psychiatrists and mental health experts stated that Trump was unstable and organized a "duty to warn" coalition. Yale professor Bandy Lee authored a book, "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess A President," which laid out the case for Trump's mental unfitness for his office.

Every day that goes by, Trump's mental unraveling has become more and more clear and remarked on. As he is unable psychologically and emotionally to deal with the job and the 2020 campaign, his actions will become more erratic, troubling and potentially dangerous, and we have to prepare ourselves for that.


BONUS II: Retired Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Lance Dodes, M.D. on MSNBC's "The Last Word" last night discussing Trump:
“There is a fundamental way in which he’s empty. There’s something fundamentally different about him from normal people. It’s a psychotic-like state. The more you press him, the more you see how disorganized and empty he is. The more he flies into a disorganized rage. So yeah, and by the way, in terms of being God, he also made several what you might call Freudian slips during the interview today. He kept mixing up who he was and who the country was. He said, ‘I have the best economy.’ I, not the country. ‘I defeated the caliphate.’ It’s not just a slip of the tongue; he really doesn’t get it. He thinks of himself as a dictator, and it’s all him and no one else really matters.” (our emphasis)


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