If you were thinking that President Trump often acts in strange, even bizarre ways, you’re not alone. And now a noted psychiatrist at Yale University is risking censure or losing her medical license to alert all of us to the deteriorating mental condition of the president.
Dr. Brandy Lee recently hosted a seminar on Trump’s mental disorders, and she explained why she felt the need for concern is so great at this moment in history:
“This situation has come to such a critical level. In fact, a state of emergency exists and we could no longer hold back. We have an obligation to speak about Donald Trump’s mental health issues because many lives and our survival as a species may be at stake.”
Lee added that Trump’s skewed sense of reality is what’s most troubling to her:
“People have been expecting him to settle into his role and become normal or more ‘presidential,’ but that does not ordinarily happen among those with such personality traits. In fact, what we’re seeing is a creation of his own reality, a reality that will meet Trump’s own emotional needs and the need to impose that reality on others. It is his imperviousness to facts and reality that could place us all at great risk.”
The doctor was asked about the so-called “Goldwater rule,” which prohibits mental health professionals from making diagnoses of public figures from afar. Lee said she had no choice but to make an exception in the case of the president:
“In an ordinary situation where matters were not so intense, we could balance out our political activism and separate that from our professional goals and actions. But when there is such a grave mental disability that is affecting the public sphere, the political sphere, such as in the current position of power, then those lines get blurred.”
And let’s not forget one very sobering fact: This man controls our nuclear arsenal.
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