Partisans have been warning about Trump's craziness for months, but rhetoric from political opponents is easily dismissed; it's the water of the very swamp the President says he wants to drain.But frightened by the President's hubris, narcissism, defensiveness, belief in untrue things, conspiratorial reflexiveness and attacks on opponents, mental health professionals are finally speaking out.s/he maintains.” The Citizen Therapists’ manifesto argues that Trump's deformed ego will lead to "fear and alienation among scapegoated groups, ...exaggerated masculinity as a cultural ideal...coarsening of public life by personal attacks on those who disagree (and) erosion of the American democratic tradition (in favor of) the Strong Man tradition of power." Trump's psychological damage will, in short, create "the illusion that real Americans can only become winners if others become losers,” which “normalizes what therapists work against: the tendency to blame others in our lives for our personal fears and insecurities ... Simply stated, Trumpism is inconsistent with emotionally healthy living — and we have to say so publicly." Unfortunately, too few say it publicly.
Later, when Muir refers to critics of Trump's plans to "take the oil" from Iraq, the President thundered, "Wait, wait, can you believe that? Fools." (No, just skeptics.) Trump says that he has already 'repaired' U.
S.-Israeli relations On Obamacare: "It's a disaster.
Trump’s trade war with Mexico could cause illegal immigration "Living with a person with narcissistic or sociopathic traits is exhausting because they are all about meeting their needs and getting constant strokes," Fitzpatrick said.
The problem, as columnist Matt Bai pointed out last week, is that Trump has hired only lackeys because he's "not someone who puts a ton of value on the truth." The danger to the nation? Even supporting Israel's illegal settlements in the West Bank isn't too far outside classic conservative thought (see pages 5-40 of that aforementioned playbook).
That speech, if you look at Fox..said it was one of the great speeches. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl." (It was not.
It was not.) So boil it all down: We have a President who only believes something is true if it praises him. Psychologists know what that is: It's a dangerous, pathological detachment from reality.
Then, like now, many shrinks believed that the candidate was psychologically damaged — but unlike now, many diagnosed him for a Fact magazine special issue titled, "The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater." The headline itself — "1,189 Psychiatrists say Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to be President!
" — prompted the American Psychiatric Association to issue the so-called "Goldwater Rule": "It is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination" of the patient in question.
"Who here will refuse to keep saying things they know aren’t true? "And will anyone tell the boss what he doesn’t want to know? Again, I don't love the idea of dirty water or unbreathable air, but favoring Big Business over the environment is, like, page 4 in the GOP playbook. Donald Trump voters think he should be able to use private server So I'm not quibbling with Trump's proposals. And there's a lot more at stake than just who pays for the wall.
" Trump's lackeys are not only on the official White House payroll. Another shrink to whom I spoke — who declined to be identified — said Trump was indeed mentally ill, and that his anger is a classic “repetition compulsion” that is similar to that of an alcoholic.
Gartner, went on to diagnose Trump with “malignant narcissism.” Gartner has joined a growing chorus of experts who are so concerned about the president that they are willing to face the wrath of their professional organizations' gag rules.