Psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Trump’s election meltdown is “most dangerous period of this presidency”

Author and psychiatrist warns that public "should not underestimate" Trump after his electoral defeat

  • Trump has lied nonstop about winning states he lost and voter fraud that hasn’t happened. Is this him just trying to save face or do you think he actually believes he won?
  • With Trump’s pathological narcissism, illegitimate power is a psychological lifeline, for which he would do anything—including destroy oneself and the world. 
  • Separation from their “leader” will bring a great deal of trauma to his supporters because of the emotional dependence he cultivated, and the degree to which he separated them from their ordinary interests, their loved ones and their own realities. They, too, will be fighting with their lives to keep his presidency, as we can see from the extreme conspiracy theories they are willing to espouse just to keep him in the “right.”

Psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee, who has sounded the alarm over President Donald Trump’s mental health since he announced his candidacy, warned that his post-election meltdown shows he may become more dangerous after his electoral defeat.

Lee, who has taught at Yale and served as a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, warned that the public should not underestimate Trump’s ability to exert his will on his political opponents, even if his days in the White House are numbered.

Well before his conclusive defeat, Trump responded to falling behind in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada by baselessly alleging fraud and falsely declaring victory in states where he was trailing. His campaign has also filed multiple lawsuits challenging the vote-counting in various states, although many have already been outright rejected by judges while others have little chance of affecting the race.

Lee is a violence expert who has worked on multidisciplinary, public health approaches to violence prevention for more than 20 years. She is the author of the textbook “Violence.”


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  1. There has never been a bigger disgrace occupying the White House, nor a bigger embarrassment for America to the rest of the world.

  2. Trumpsters are now living in some kind of alternative reality where dark evil forces conspire to bring down their fearless leader. Yes, there is evil out there, but much of it is conspiring to keep Trump in office by whatever means possible. This especially includes the Likudniks and Zionists he has surrounded himself with. They will absolutely not go into that dark night with him. Bank on it.

    The Republicans lost the election because they couldn’t suppress the vote in our big cities like they’ve always done in the past. Perfectly legal mail-in voting changed everything. It wasn’t the so-called Deep State that sank Trump, it was simple arithmetic. Biden got more legal votes than Trump did, simple as that.

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