Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Is President Trump Psychologically Unstable? Does the Constitution Provide for Removal from Office? | Ed In The Apple

Is President Trump Psychologically Unstable? Does the Constitution Provide for Removal from Office? | Ed In The Apple:

Is President Trump Psychologically Unstable? Does the Constitution Provide for Removal from Office?


Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.  George Santayana
Hard to believe, only week two of the Trump suzerainty; he did what Bernie and Hillary were unable to do, unify the young and the old, the progressives and the liberals, he has created a tsunami of democratic opposition.
Today Sean Spicer, the Press Secretary, met, or shall we say confronted the media. Each day his role is to meet with credentialed press and answer questions in a televised setting. He was curt, on the verge of rude, confrontational. He moved from questioner to questioner lecturing them, answering briefly and moving on. It was disrespectful. In my role as a union leader/representative (Watch press conference here) I faced many hostile audiences. I never argued, I was polite, listened, thanked the questioners,
Of course, Spicer has an extremely difficult job, to defend the indefensible, a president who has serious psychological issues: Is he a sociopath, a psychopath?
An op-ed in the NY Daily News, “President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including ‘malignant narcissism,” shrinks say,” questions the competency of our chief executive.
The article avers,
“Dr. Julie Futrell, a clinical psychologist said, ‘Narcissism impairs his ability to see reality …. So you can’t use logic to persuade someone like that. Three million women marching? Doesn’t move him. Advisers point out that a policy choice didn’t work? He won’t care. The maintenance of self-identity is the organizing principle of life for those who fall toward the pathological end of the narcissistic spectrum'”.
“A top psychotherapist affiliated with the esteemed Johns Hopkins University Medical School said Trump “is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.”
“The American Psychiatric Association says that anyone exhibiting five of the following nine egotistical traits has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Count up how many Trump exhibits:”
  1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).
  2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, Is President Trump Psychologically Unstable? Does the Constitution Provide for Removal from Office? | Ed In The Apple:

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