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(The New York Times)   "Since the early days of the Trump administration, an impassioned group of mental health professionals have warned the public about the president's cramped and disordered mind, a darkened attic of fluttering bats"   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Narcissistic personality disorder, Narcissism, early days of the Trump administration, Personality disorder, Antisocial personality disorder, Donald Trump, hallmarks of narcissistic personality disorder, person analysis of Donald J. Trump  
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2020-04-06 9:22:42 AM  
Anyone who sees those press conferences knows this.

I haven't been watching the news or CNN these days very much. But are they showing people what he has been rambling on about, or are they parsing it for him and trying to present it in the most favorable way possible
 
2020-04-06 10:52:12 AM  
If we rejected legislators diagnosing Terri Schiavo over video, then we should be consistent about this as well.  He's not their active patient, is he?
 
2020-04-06 10:57:27 AM  
Have they thought about careers in broadcast journalism? Call 1-8RI-CRO-MERO to get started now!
 
2020-04-06 11:10:51 AM  
I read that in Joe Biden's voice.
 
2020-04-06 11:28:14 AM  
There's little point in bringing it up - everyone already knows that. The problem is that there weren't enough of us to stop it against the masses who looked it him and said "finally, that's what we need in a president!"
 
2020-04-06 11:29:30 AM  

Gubbo: Anyone who sees those press conferences knows this.

I haven't been watching the news or CNN these days very much. But are they showing people what he has been rambling on about, or are they parsing it for him and trying to present it in the most favorable way possible


Anyone who saw him on that farking "gold" escalator way back when knows this.
 
2020-04-06 11:31:04 AM  

Gubbo: Anyone who sees those press conferences knows this.

I haven't been watching the news or CNN these days very much. But are they showing people what he has been rambling on about, or are they parsing it for him and trying to present it in the most favorable way possible


It's a combination of:

1) "Hey, look at the crazy shiat the president is saying!" ratings-gathering.

2) Trying to show how unbiased they are by giving Trump essentially unlimited press.  Regardless of stupid, inane, insane, ignorant, or ridiculous he is.

3) Trying to keep people informed while mitigating some of the damage by fact-checking.

Notice only the editorials, pundits, or commentators call him out on shiat.  The reporters don't do it nearly as much as they should.
 
2020-04-06 11:33:17 AM  
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2020-04-06 11:33:23 AM  

ImpendingCynic: There's little point in bringing it up - everyone already knows that. The problem is that there weren't enough of us to stop it against the masses who looked it him and said "finally, that's what we need in a president!"


Mocked a disabled reporter = "That's our guy!"
Mocked Sen McCain's time n a POW camp - "Man they just poured him into that ill-fitting suit"
Dodges taxes and files multiple bankruptcies - "There's a working man's hero raht thar!"
Bragged about his sexual conquests and lack of accountability - "He's definitely one of us"
Continually displays at every opportunity his passionate ignorance - "He's a passionately ignorant sh&tbag just like me!"
 
2020-04-06 11:34:18 AM  
We cannot be in the business of giving armchair diagnoses force of law, even when people have credentials to abuse.
 
2020-04-06 11:34:49 AM  
We should really avoid talking about mental health diagnosis about president's and presidential candidates.
 
2020-04-06 11:35:21 AM  
What have you got against bats, NYT?
 
2020-04-06 11:35:45 AM  
We told you not to vote for him, over and over and over.....
 
2020-04-06 11:35:56 AM  

Millennium: We cannot be in the business of giving armchair diagnoses force of law, even when people have credentials to abuse.


You mean, like Dr.Trump giving advice on what medicine to take?
 
2020-04-06 11:35:58 AM  
I've always said anyone who doesn't recognize Trump's obvious mental illness probably isn't a good picture of mental health themselves.
 
2020-04-06 11:36:36 AM  

rwhamann: If we rejected legislators diagnosing Terri Schiavo over video, then we should be consistent about this as well.  He's not their active patient, is he?


Maybe -- and this is a wild thought, so stick with me -- we could treat *doctors* diagnosing someone differently than we treat *legislators.*

Also, I was unaware that anyone was ever letting Terri Schiavo dictate national policy in a time of crisis, but it was a while ago so maybe I've forgotten.
 
2020-04-06 11:37:37 AM  
wasn't there a doc who had noticed trumps HUGE pupils when giving speeches and such in higher light areas either saying that he had a serious brain issue or was captain snorty mcsnort?
 
2020-04-06 11:39:07 AM  

Millennium: We cannot be in the business of giving armchair diagnoses force of law, even when people have credentials to abuse.


Is someone suggesting that these doctors have the power to unilaterally exercise the 25th amendment?  Because that truly is a radical take.
 
2020-04-06 11:40:29 AM  
I think most farkers have been referring to him as B S F C for some time now ..
 
2020-04-06 11:41:16 AM  
He's so blindingly and dangerously crazy that it would unethical for mental health professionals not to ring the alarm
 
2020-04-06 11:43:02 AM  

rwhamann: If we rejected legislators diagnosing Terri Schiavo over video, then we should be consistent about this as well.  He's not their active patient, is he?


There's a mad man in the white house.  There's an active pandemic expected to kill millions.  The point of the article is:  At what point to we do away this reticence to diagnose at a distance?  It shouldn't be a routine occurrence, but for how long are we supposed to pretend that trump is not an existential threat?
 
2020-04-06 11:45:53 AM  

Freudian_slipknot: Also, I was unaware that anyone was ever letting Terri Schiavo dictate national policy in a time of crisis, but it was a while ago so maybe I've forgotten.


She was put in charge of the hunt for Bin Laden.
 
2020-04-06 11:47:03 AM  

rummonkey: Gubbo: Anyone who sees those press conferences knows this.

I haven't been watching the news or CNN these days very much. But are they showing people what he has been rambling on about, or are they parsing it for him and trying to present it in the most favorable way possible

Anyone who saw him on that farking "gold" escalator way back when knows this.


I knew this when I went to Trump Towers that one time back in the 80s in my teens.

That even a youngster can figure out he is over the top and out of his mind.

Makes ya wonder about those who cater to it.
 
2020-04-06 11:47:24 AM  

Freudian_slipknot: Maybe -- and this is a wild thought, so stick with me -- we could treat *doctors* diagnosing someone differently than we treat *legislators.*


https://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/23/po​l​itics/legislators-with-medical-degrees​-offer-opinions-on-schiavo-case.html
 
2020-04-06 11:47:30 AM  
Never trust a tweaker...

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2020-04-06 11:48:54 AM  
The problem with assholes crowing about how this isn't the right way to diagnose someone, or that we shouldn't be in the habit of questioning the mental health of elected officials from afar, is that there is no right way.

There is no mechanism to compel a president to undergo a thorough and independent psychiatric evaluation, or to have a summary of the results available to the public.

Right way or wrong way, this is the only way to address Trump's mental instability and unfitness. And it must be done. Sticking our heads in the sand and ignoring the truth because it makes us uncomfortable is no way to maintain a free and secure nation.
 
2020-04-06 11:52:10 AM  

Freudian_slipknot: rwhamann: If we rejected legislators diagnosing Terri Schiavo over video, then we should be consistent about this as well.  He's not their active patient, is he?

Maybe -- and this is a wild thought, so stick with me -- we could treat *doctors* diagnosing someone differently than we treat *legislators.*

Also, I was unaware that anyone was ever letting Terri Schiavo dictate national policy in a time of crisis, but it was a while ago so maybe I've forgotten.


She couldn't be worse.  Dig her up and give her a chance.
 
2020-04-06 11:52:27 AM  

ImpendingCynic: There's little point in bringing it up - everyone already knows that. The problem is that there weren't enough of us to stop it against the masses who looked it him and said "finally, that's what we need in a president!"


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We know all this. He's a lunatic with a loaded army. Nothing we can do as long as he has a sycophantic Senate
 
2020-04-06 12:01:17 PM  

Freudian_slipknot: rwhamann: If we rejected legislators diagnosing Terri Schiavo over video, then we should be consistent about this as well.  He's not their active patient, is he?

Maybe -- and this is a wild thought, so stick with me -- we could treat *doctors* diagnosing someone differently than we treat *legislators.*

Also, I was unaware that anyone was ever letting Terri Schiavo dictate national policy in a time of crisis, but it was a while ago so maybe I've forgotten.


God sent Terry Schiavo to hell. For the sin of sloth!

/my favorite Neil Hamberder joke
 
2020-04-06 12:04:07 PM  
Our next president will be the equivalent of Reagan in his third term. Comforting.
 
2020-04-06 12:07:59 PM  
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    To coin a phrase.
 
2020-04-06 12:08:59 PM  

Nick Nostril: Our next president will be the equivalent of Reagan in his third term. Comforting.


jill doesn't have mental issues
 
2020-04-06 12:12:22 PM  
"an in-person analysis of Donald J. Trump would not reveal any hidden depths - his internal sonar could barely fathom the bottom of a sink"

LMAO
 
2020-04-06 12:17:33 PM  

Gubbo: Anyone who sees those press conferences knows this.

I haven't been watching the news or CNN these days very much. But are they showing people what he has been rambling on about, or are they parsing it for him and trying to present it in the most favorable way possible


In my experience, there are people who will bend over backwards trying to make sense out of nonsensical and conflicting information - people that are comforted by a belief that the world is fundamentally a well ordered meritocracy.
 
2020-04-06 12:21:43 PM  
Question to Trump supporters:
What would you do if your Mom or Dad acted this way?

Answer from Trump supporters:
Nothing! They already act this way and it's OK.  It's great that they act this way!
 
2020-04-06 12:34:35 PM  
Any  way to read this WITHOUT all the paywall sh*t, Subby?
 
2020-04-06 1:08:41 PM  
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2020-04-06 3:37:27 PM  
The thing that most people with Antisocial Personality Disorder (which includes trumps Narcissistic PD) is that they all share a profound lack of empathy. They do not care nor lose any sleep worrying about anyone. If you stop and think about it, most normal people have some degree of innate empathy. Will all the traits that APDs have, being completely without a conscience or empathy is the most dangerous of them all. The only thing that is hindering trump from going full throttle is that he is profoundly stupid.
 
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