Mental Health Experts Say Trump Unfit to Be President

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

[Editor’s note: For the record, I said Trump was unfit to be president the moment I first heard he was going to run. There are several reasons why I thought and continue to think that, his obvious mental issues just being one of them. Ian]

Mental Health Experts Say Trump Unfit to Be 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.”

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3 Responses to "Mental Health Experts Say Trump Unfit to Be President"

  1. JohnZ  February 16, 2017 at 7:19 am

    “Now, Mr. President, it’s time for you morning dose of Haldol and Zyprexa..
    then after lunch you get some Risperdal.” The side effects go away after a couple months, at least you won’t notice them.”
    Trump does the Haldol shuffle!

  2. MileHighLife  February 15, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Did the Freemasons appoint an unfit mind to head their esoteric brotherhood? Rabbit hole rumors suggest that Trump is their newly anointed leader….but, this “intel” (or psyop?) didn’t come from VT, so who knows?

    Speaking of, I noticed John Elway recently became a mason. As a Bronco fan I’m not sure what to make of this. Usually I wouldn’t give a rats ass but I’ve read some startling accusations about mason rituals, but can’t vet the claims. A little help, Gordon? Preston? Jonas? Frisk? Heart?

    • JohnZ  February 16, 2017 at 7:20 am

      I was shocked to learn one of my nephews joined the Masons. I thought he knew better.

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