Psychologists: Trump’s Rage makes him incapable of Serving safely as President

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“We believe that the grave emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trump’s speech and actions makes him incapable of serving safely as president.”

U.S. President Donald Trump suffers from “grave emotional instability” which makes him “incapable of serving safely as president,” 33 psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers warned in a letter to The New York Times Monday.

“Mr. Trump’s speech and actions demonstrate an inability to tolerate views different from his own, leading to rage reactions,” the mental health professionals explained in the letter.

“His words and behavior suggest a profound inability to empathize. Individuals with these traits distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and those who convey them (journalists, scientists).”

The letter further explained that mental health organizations in the U.S. have always maintained silence when it came to public figures and politicians as part of a self-imposed rule as part of the American Psychiatric Association. The rule says that mental health professionals should not comment on such figures because they have not been examined.

“But this silence has resulted in a failure to lend our expertise to worried journalists and members of Congress at this critical time. We fear that too much is at stake to be silent any longer,” the letter said.

The experts further warned that attacks on journalists and scientists are likely to increase by Trump “as his personal myth of greatness appears to be confirmed.”

“We believe that the grave emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trump’s speech and actions makes him incapable of serving safely as president.”

The letter was posted by its main signatory Lance Dodes, a retired Harvard Medical School assistant clinical professor of psychiatry.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers have been expressing concern over Trump’s mental health. Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken said in an interview Friday that some congresspersons think the president is “not right mentally.”

He also said that Republican lawmakers say that Trump “lies a lot” and “says things that aren’t true.”

Via TeleSur

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Related video added by Juan Cole:

The Young Turks: “Republicans Nervous About Trump’s ‘Emotional Stability’?”

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11 Responses

  1. Fiza Jabeen

    ivana trump discussed a violent and a sexual assault when he used her surgeon for his bald spot. He ripped out her hair & raped her

  2. Okay, this should just be filed under the bleeding obvious. Anyone who incites to violence, lies pathologically, is an open racist and gleeful hater, and gropes and abuses women indiscriminately should be recognized, on a purely human level, as unhinged.

    Then there are the weird speech patterns, the twitter rages, the complete lack of self-awareness. That a majority of the electorate does not even have the emotional intelligence to assess a fellow human as a clear and present menace to themselves and their future is breath-taking.

    It takes no psychologist to tell anyone with half a brain that the president is wackadoo; it merely requires honest human assessment, for which our brains should have hard-wired us, but apparently the circuits of many do not connect.

  3. He also said that Republican lawmakers say that Trump “lies a lot” and “says things that aren’t true.” LOL Who does not?

    • hmmmm…. I’ve been trying to figure out where you are coming from, given that you usually comment on the Middle East… Care to explain?

    • Few, if any, of us never lie. But even fewer of us resort to the ridiculously overblown, easily disproven, self-serving lies that the so-called “president” does, nor stand by them when the lies are debunked or deny saying them, when it’s all there on videotape. Much less doing both these evasions simultaneously.

  4. “The letter was posted by its main signatory Lance Dodes, a retired Harvard Medical School assistant clinical professor of psychiatry.”

    Federal Election Commission records downloadable at the agency’s public website’s search engine disclose that Lance Dodes, a physician from Newton, Massachusetts, was a donor of $250.00 to the Obama/Biden campaign on October 17, 2008. A number of other interesting contributions are noted in FEC records.

    • Mr. Korol – Obama/Biden are not insane. The Harvard Medical School assistant clinical professor of psychiatry clearly knows the difference. What is so sinister about a retired Professor being active, politically?

      Better than a double-wide chock full of Red Hats?

  5. So a mentally unstable, delusional individual is now in charge of the most destructive arsenal in the history of humankind. What interesting times we live in.

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