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The Establishments war on Donald Trump
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Title: Trump's mental health 'keeps getting worse'
Source: The Independent (Yahoo!)
URL Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-t ... s-mental-health-140400669.html
Published: May 18, 2017
Author: Mythili Sampathkumar
Post Date: 2017-05-18 11:56:34 by Willie Green
Keywords: None
Views: 486
Comments: 9

Concerns over Donald Trump’s mental status are taking hold in Washington and the media after the latest report that he leaked classified information to Russian officials.

Reporters and television news programme pundits have been diving into comments from sources close to the president that speak to his mental health and mood in a way that has not been done with other presidents. However, the recent news about Mr Trump is also somewhat unprecedented.

The Washington Post recently reported that Mr Trump revealed “highly classified” information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak during a meeting in the Oval Office.

The meeting took place just one day after Mr Trump unceremoniously fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into alleged ties between Russia and Mr Trump’s campaign team.

Also, the New York Times reported that Mr Trump asked Mr Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s alleged Russia ties, adding that Mr Flynn “he’s a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe programme, co-host Joe Scarborough commented that “People on the inside say he keeps getting worse — and mentally, keeps getting worse.”

In another report, the Washington Post said their sources called into question Mr Trump’s “state of mind.”

Carl Bernstein, the legendary journalist who uncovered the Watergate scandal and corruption within the Nixon presidency, argued that reporting on Mr Trump’s mental fitness is valid.

“We have many reporters, myself included, who have talked to numerous people, Republicans on Capitol Hill, who in private will tell you they doubt the stability of this president,” he said.

However, those speculating are not trained mental health professionals.

The American Psychiatric Association’s code of ethics states “a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.“

The clause, dating back to 1973, has been dubbed the “Goldwater Rule,” named after the 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

Over 2,000 psychiatrists responded to a magazine’s 1964 survey asking if Mr Goldwater was psychologically fit for the presidency in their estimation and the majority said he was not.

The magazine then published nearly 40 pages of the psychiatrists’ responses shortly before the election. Mr Goldwater lost the election and sued the now-defunct Fact magazine for libel and won.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication as necessary. Psychologists usually have doctorate degrees but are not medical doctors.

Still, the American Psychological Association issued a statement regarding their version of the “Goldwater Rule” during the 2016 presidential campaign given the number of media outlets calling them to weigh in on Mr Trump’s psychological fitness to become president.

“Our Code of Ethics clearly warns psychologists against diagnosing any person, including public figures, whom they have not personally examined,” President Susan H. McDaniel, PhD wrote.

Some professionals, however, are disregarding the “Goldwater Rule” because they feel Mr Trump's position and behaviour make him an exception and that they have a duty to weigh in.

Thirty-five psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers - some of them retired - have signed a letter to the editors of the New York Times expressing their concern over Mr Trump’s “profound inability to empathise.”

They wrote people with this trait “distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and those who convey them.”

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#1. To: Willie Green (#0)

Message to Trump: We were not tired of winning yet.

TrappedInMd  posted on  2017-05-18   12:16:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Willie Green (#0)

Trump's mental health 'keeps getting worse'

I think the mental health of the MSM is getting worse. Trump Derangement Syndrome.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-05-18   13:02:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: TrappedInMd (#1)

Yep.

We elected him to be a bull in the china shop.

Instead, we got that budget deal. As opposed to what? A government shutdown? Sure, shut it down. And leave it shutdown for four goddamned years, until there is mass starvation of the Democrat base and rioting in the streets is being put down by the Army.

If the other side WILL NOT COMPROMISE on anything, then we EXPECTED Trump to be just as intransigent - and since it's the Left that is dependent on government, not the Right - to let the country burn to the ground rather than to simply let the Left win.

But the Republicans just let the Left win. Again and again.

A single pissant federal judge issues an order, in his district, that presumes to block something in the entire country? He has no such power or jurisdiction! Trump was not supposed to just meekly order an appeal. He was SUPPOSED to stand up for us all and say "Your writ doesn't RUN outside of California!" to the judge, and impose the rule in the rest of the country.

And the Republicans should be bringing impeachment proceedings against judges who so blatantly violate the Constitution.

This was supposed to be the time for hardball. For brutal course corrections that wrested the government back.

Instead, Trump just meekly submitted, again and again. And the Republican shitstains, for their part, are so opposed to the people that they are doing Trump in. The Democrats have no power at all. The Republicans have all the power. This is all happening BECAUSE OF the Republican party rebelling against Trump.

So, Trump caved, and unless he comes roaring back (which frankly does not seem likely), and is willing to create constitutional crisis after crisis, engage in chaos and force the Republicans into line, the net result of this will be that the Democrats take back Congress, both houses, in 2018, and take the White House in 2020, and thereafter, rule for the rest of our lives.

At least the DEMOCRATS always do what they campaigned on. They say they are left wing liberals, and that is how they govern. They are honest: they do what they say.

Republicans are lying sacks of shit.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-05-18   13:06:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: wankerWillie gangGreen, fredbot, hondope, zulu, mau mau, hutus, lice, druids, morloks, 666ers (#0)

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BorisY  posted on  2017-05-18   13:23:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Vicomte13 (#3)

We elected him to be a bull in the china shop.

Instead, we got that budget deal. As opposed to what? A government shutdown? Sure, shut it down. And leave it shutdown for four goddamned years, until there is mass starvation of the Democrat base and rioting in the streets is being put down by the Army.

If the other side WILL NOT COMPROMISE on anything, then we EXPECTED Trump to be just as intransigent - and since it's the Left that is dependent on government, not the Right - to let the country burn to the ground rather than to simply let the Left win.

But the Republicans just let the Left win. Again and again.

Something I heard said a few times is that when Trump failed on that first Trump-care House bill, which there is no way he would get Dem votes but he couldn't get House Republicans to go along with him, that it just emboldened the Dems and weakened Trump that he wouldn't risk a shutdown and a humiliating defeat that might follow when he caved.

Trump wasn't the one to shutdown the government. That was Cruz and recall how Trump would point out how Cruz was disliked in the Senate by both parties and how he (Trump) got along fine with Democats and would work with them.

TrappedInMd  posted on  2017-05-18   13:30:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: TrappedInMd (#5)

Cruz was not electable. He is a hardcore conservative. America voted for an economic nationalist.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-05-18   13:39:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Vicomte13 (#3)

We elected him to be a bull in the china shop.

Instead, we got that budget deal.

It's still very early. Trump is still learning the difference between running a business and how politics work, and it should be dawning on him now that the system is defunct. Trump has always been smart, but he just needs more time to learn how the new playing field works, and I think he's already figured some of that out. I think with more time he'll wise up to the game become that bull.

But the Republicans just let the Left win. Again and again.

Which is not Trump's fault. It's the nature of the defunct & broken system, which I think you and I disagreed on in the past. You said the system works. I've been saying for a while now it's FUBAR. And the fact that R's can't get Obamacare repealed in spite of having full control of everything proves that.

Pinguinite  posted on  2017-05-18   14:01:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Willie Green (#0)

Pure projection by the homofascist APA. You never give up on being a tool of the Ministry of Propaganda, do you? That 8x10 glossy of Anton LeVey likely never leaves your bedside.

This BS is just more of the neverending PsyOp by the subversive homofascist APA, Fake Media, bi-partisan Globalist Cartel, and progressive/anarchist lemmings and mercenaries LIKE YOU.

Liberator  posted on  2017-05-18   15:34:57 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Willie Green (#0)

Keep it up you leftist asshats! Don't forget that we have all the guns and ammo.

Liberals are a lot like Slinkys, they're good for nothing but they bring a smile to your face as you shove them down the stairs.

HomerBohn  posted on  2017-05-18   15:55:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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