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Does Donald Trump Have Mental Health Problems?

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It's a question that many are increasingly asking. Particularly disconcerting for me is to have a President strongly inclined towards conspiracy theories, the latest involving Barack Obama wiretapping him without offering any evidence.

 

Here's one article from last January. There's so much since this author could now add to it.

 

President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including 'malignant narcissism,' shrinks say

 

The time has come to say it: there is something psychologically wrong with the President.

 

The fuzzy outlines of President Trump's likely mental illness came into sharper focus this week: in two interviews with major networks, he revealed paranoia and delusion; he quadruple-downed on his fabrication that millions of people voted illegally, which demonstrated he is disconnected from reality itself; his petulant trade war with Mexico reveals that he values self-image even over national interest; his fixation with inaugural crowd size reveals a childish need for attention.

 

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. The goal is not merely to define the Madness of King Donald, but to warn the public where it will inevitably lead.

 

The psychological warning signs? "Scapegoating ..., degrading, ridiculing, and demeaning rivals and critics, fostering a cult of the Strong Man who appeals to fear and anger, promises to solve our problems if we just trust in him, reinvents history and has little concern for truth (and) sees no need for rational persuasion."

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/shrinks-break-silence-president-trump-exhibits-traits-m-article-1.2957688

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It's a question that many are increasingly asking. Particularly disconcerting for me is to have a President strongly inclined towards conspiracy theories, the latest involving Barack Obama wiretapping him without offering any evidence.

 

Here's one article from last January. There's so much since this author could now add to it.

 

President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including 'malignant narcissism,' shrinks say

 

The time has come to say it: there is something psychologically wrong with the President.

 

The fuzzy outlines of President Trump's likely mental illness came into sharper focus this week: in two interviews with major networks, he revealed paranoia and delusion; he quadruple-downed on his fabrication that millions of people voted illegally, which demonstrated he is disconnected from reality itself; his petulant trade war with Mexico reveals that he values self-image even over national interest; his fixation with inaugural crowd size reveals a childish need for attention.

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. The goal is not merely to define the Madness of King Donald, but to warn the public where it will inevitably lead.

 

 

 

I say YES.

 

Clearly he is insecure and paranoid.     (but I don't agree with using the Mexico trade war as an example of his mental health issues since I believe that his actions in this area are more of a negotiation strategy designed to get concessions related to NAFTA).

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I don't know if you read the article, James, but if you do it may confirm your affirmative response to the question all the more.

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H-LL YES!!! Anyone can see he's in over his head and sinking fast.........

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I say YES.

 

Clearly he is insecure and paranoid.     (but I don't agree with using the Mexico trade war as an example of his mental health issues since I believe that his actions in this area are more of a negotiation strategy designed to get concessions related to NAFTA).

most shrinks are liberal godless egg-suckers. :lol:

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It's a question that many are increasingly asking. Particularly disconcerting for me is to have a President strongly inclined towards conspiracy theories, the latest involving Barack Obama wiretapping him without offering any evidence.

 

Here's one article from last January. There's so much since this author could now add to it.

 

President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including 'malignant narcissism,' shrinks say

 

The time has come to say it: there is something psychologically wrong with the President.

 

The fuzzy outlines of President Trump's likely mental illness came into sharper focus this week: in two interviews with major networks, he revealed paranoia and delusion; he quadruple-downed on his fabrication that millions of people voted illegally, which demonstrated he is disconnected from reality itself; his petulant trade war with Mexico reveals that he values self-image even over national interest; his fixation with inaugural crowd size reveals a childish need for attention.

 

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. The goal is not merely to define the Madness of King Donald, but to warn the public where it will inevitably lead.

 

The psychological warning signs? "Scapegoating ..., degrading, ridiculing, and demeaning rivals and critics, fostering a cult of the Strong Man who appeals to fear and anger, promises to solve our problems if we just trust in him, reinvents history and has little concern for truth (and) sees no need for rational persuasion."

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/shrinks-break-silence-president-trump-exhibits-traits-m-article-1.2957688

His next step is to take aim at the psychiatric profession when he reads what they are saying about him. They are obviously all controlled by the liberal media.

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My answer is Yes, but so do half of the GOP as well. After all, they all want to investigate everybody's private parts before allowing them into public restrooms. I understand that politicians have a kinky side, but enough is enough.

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Nope. Donny is just a standard issue wingnut with an oversize

ego. If that was a mental health problem, we'd have to build

new mental health facilities in every county in the U.S. 

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Nope. Donny is just a standard issue wingnut with an oversize

ego. If that was a mental health problem, we'd have to build

new mental health facilities in every county in the U.S. 

 

The problem with THAT is, the word "health" is involved, and he'd rather spend the money on building MORE hotels that the greatest majority of his supporters couldn't afford to stay in.  Hell.   They probably would be stopped at the door and turned away.

 

 

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The problem with THAT is, the word "health" is involved, and he'd rather spend the money on building MORE hotels that the greatest majority of his supporters couldn't afford to stay in.  Hell.   They probably would be stopped at the door and turned away.

 

 

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Maybe he can have a Coal Miner's

Daughter discount once a month at his hotels.

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DOES DONALD TRUMP HAVE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS?

 

 

After 4 years of putting up with being a politician and the associated baggage that come with it, he will be a bit insane by then. :wacko:

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DOES DONALD TRUMP HAVE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS?

 

 

No, Trump is just a good liar who may be starting to believe his own lies.

 

 

Too bad his parents never bought him a record of

Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. LOL

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No, Trump is just a good liar who may be starting to believe his own lies.

 

Yeah, except he's a terrible liar, he's the only one who believes what he says. 

 

Trump has more a "Diarrhea of the Mouth Syndrome", where he just has no filter between his brain & his mouth spewing unconnected words. Trump cannot complete a single thought or sentence which completely illustrates his low intelligence, mental and maturity level.

Too bad his parents never bought him a record of  Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. LOL 

 

Or The Emperor With No Clothes.

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DOES DONALD TRUMP HAVE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS?

 

 

After 4 years of putting up with being a politician and the associated baggage that come with it, he will be a bit insane by then. :wacko:

 

With his delusional viewpoint of the world in which he rejects facts that don't support his beliefs, you don't think he has a head start?

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No, Trump is just a good liar who may be starting to believe his own lies.

 

Yeah, except he's a terrible liar, he's the only one who believes what he says. 

 

Trump has more a "Diarrhea of the Mouth Syndrome", where he just has no filter between his brain & his mouth spewing unconnected words. Trump cannot complete a single thought or sentence which completely illustrates his low intelligence, mental and maturity level.

 

Too bad his parents never bought him a record of  Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. LOL 

 

Or The Emperor With No Clothes.

You can get away with being a pathological liar in most occupations. You cannot get away with it as President, where everything you say is fact-checked.

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Classic Trump answer on what he reads

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In other words, he doesnt read. LOL.

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You can get away with being a pathological liar in most occupations. You cannot get away with it as President, where everything you say is fact-checked.

 

Still, Trump proves that blatant pathological liars can be elected President. Since it got him that far, why would he stop? The fact that it hurts the nation since an increasing number of people (the majority?) don't trust much of what he says doesn't matter to him. Besides lying is in Trump's delusional DNA.

 

Great times we live in, eh?

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Great times we live in, eh?

 

It feels like a 5th grader is running our country & speaking for us. The saddest part is his supporters are at the same emotional & mental level.  

Any mature thinking person is so disgusted with what has transpired the past 6 months, they're just tuning out. 

 

I thought we could never have a President worse than WBush, but at least Bush was doing and saying whatever was advised by experts in the field. This Bozo has no real experienced, knowledgeable advisors and continues to surround himself with incompetent "yes men" just like his crummy business.

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Michael Bloomberg, who has known Trump's business practices for decades, at the DNC

 

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"Let's elect a SANE, competent person . . ."

 

 

Donald Trump's response . . .

 

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"I was going to hit one guy, in particular, a very little guy. I was going to hit this guy so hard his head would spin, he wouldn't know what the hell happened."

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