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By Miriam Raftery

August 27, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – Increasingly erratic and irrational statements by President Donald Trump in recent weeks have raised questions in mainstream media outlets and even among former Trump allies over whether he is showing signs of dementia (which his father had) or mental illness, such as that believed to have plagued "Mad King George" III.).

CNN business writer Brian Stelter wrote on Monday, “I spent the week talking with major media figures at networks and newspapers. And that was the consensus: President Trump's behavior is getting worse in type and in frequency. It seems he's acting more erratic more often.”  He accused media of “tiptoeing” around the President’s “complete rejection of reality.”

 Here are some examples:

  • Trump missed a G7 meeting with world leaders on climate change this week. Asked about his absence at the session by reporters, Trump said, “We’re having it in a little while,” the Guardian newspaper in Britain reported.
  • Trump alluded to God-like status when he looked heavenward and told reporters during a press conference on the trade war, “I am the chosen one.”
  • Trump retweeted a  conspiracy theorist’s claim that Trump is like the “King of Israel” to Jewish people. “They love him like he is the second coming of God,” Trump tweeted, attributing it to Wayne Allyn Root. He also claimed that Jewish Americans who don’t vote for him are “disloyal.”
  • He reportedly suggested several times dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes, a bizarre idea that NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division has debunked, stating it would cause widespread radioactive contamination of coastal areas.
  • Trump suggested the Federal Reserve Chairman is an “enemy” and likened him to China’s premier,  precipitating a stock market drop.
  • Trump sought to buy Greenland, then cancelled a state visit to Denmark and snubbed the nation’s queen, calling the female prime minister “nasty,” after the Danish leadership refused to sell the resource-rich Danish territory to him.    

Former White House Press Secretary Anthony Scaramucci said earlier this month that the President is “mentally declining,” the Washington Post reported.

Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh has just announced a primary challenge to Trump, who he calls unfit. Walsh elaborated, “He’s nuts. He’s erratic. He’s cruel. He stokes bigotry. He’s incompetent. He doesn’t know what he’s doing.” Of note, Walsh has himself faced criticisms over comments he has made on his radio show that he admits were “racist.”

George Conway, husband of Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, says the President’s mental health is a matter of urgency, stating, “"His condition is getting worse.”  He then tweeted that “all Americans should be thinking seriously now about Trump’s mental condition and psychological state.”

Trump has responded to the criticisms with a barrage of insults, accusing Conway of being “jealous” of his wife’s success.

Some Democratic leaders are also speaking out. Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said while campaigning in New Hampshire that Trump is becoming “more and more unhinged,” citing his messianic self-references, his use of “anti-Semitic tropes,” and his continued description of migrant “invasions,” even though this wording has been touted by alleged mass shooters.

Dr. Lance Dodes, former assistant psychiatry professor at Harvard, went so far as to call Trump’s mental state “psychotic,” Newsweek reports. Dodes added, “He can't stand anything that disagrees with him, and the more you challenge him, the more unhinged he becomes, the more paranoid, and the more violent, potentially.”

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Dems trying to discredit Trump as usual. Poppycock!

Will this ever end? Biden certainly has a mental problem, so now the crazy democrats are using that to lay on President Trump. He is more sane than any of the democratic candidates! That is for sure. Quit spreading rumors. It is getting old. All of the citizens who see how much Trump has done for our country know this is just another ploy. President Trump will win in 2020 partly because the democrats have been such idiots. I never see a photo on the cover of magazines showing our beautiful First Lady. Shame on all of them. She knows 5 languages and is stunningly beautiful, yet not a word from all the left. You can not turn Americans from TRUMP, no matter how hard you try. Just sickening.

He's Crazy

How can people not believe that he is not a megalomaniac. The whole world is watching. He has embraced our foes and rejected our allies.

The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump, by Bandy Lee, M.D.

"The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump", is a review by me of a book written by Bandy Lee, M.D., M. Div., and 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts, which includes Noam Chomsky, Ph.D., and Tony Schwartz. In the book Craig Malkin writes on pathological narcissism and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy writes on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia.