Is Donald Trump Mentally Stable?

If you have watched Trump’s actions and reactions during his campaign and after, you probably understand why so many observers think something is mentally wrong with him. Apparently, many psychologists agree. Enough so that three psychologists wrote the President and Vice President a letter expressing their grave concern regarding the mental stability of President-Elect Donald Trump. They believe Trump to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

According to the APA (American Psychiatric Association), there are 9 criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. If an individual has 5 out of the 9 they have a confirmed diagnosis of this illness. Many individuals have “traits” of narcissism but only about 1% of the population has clinical NPD.

Traits of NPD:

1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
3. Believe that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with other special or high-status people (or institutions)
4. Requires excessive admiration
5. Has a sense of entitlement
6. Is interpersonally exploitative
7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her.
9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

Does this sound like Donald Trump?

Watch the video below for an excellent description of NPD and how it compares to Trump. Then follow the link to the entire article by Huffington Post.

Robert Reich Says What We Are All Thinking About Trump

During an interview with Anderson Cooper (CNN), former Labor Secretary Robert Reich was asked what he thought about Trump responding to things he heard or saw on television. His answer is exactly what we all want to say to Donald Trump about his personal Twitter attacks and their impact.



Trump Saves 800 Carrier Jobs – Okay with 1,300 Carrier Jobs Still Going to Mexico

Forget about getting ready to take over the job of President, Donald Trump couldn’t wait to feed his ego and travel to Indiana to take credit for saving 1,000 jobs (actually 800) at Carrier from being sent to Mexico. Of course he and Mike Pence (Governor of Indiana) gave them $7 million in tax relief to keep them there, to be paid by Indiana tax payers.

Yes, that is great news for those 800 workers in Indiana.

However, what he hasn’t talked about is the 1,300 jobs that Carrier is still sending to Mexico. A major failure on his part.





Trump Appointing Billionaires, Lobbyists, Cronies and Old Republican Retreads

During his campaign Donald Trump denounced the Washington establishment and elites that run the government. As a Washington outsider he promised to “drain the swamp” of these professional politicians and lobbyists and bring in other outsiders to solve America’s woes. As only he can do.

Now that he is President-Elect Trump, he has to fill all these critical jobs with qualified people that will be responsible for managing their specific areas of responsibility and helping him function as President.

Since Trump is a billionaire Washington outsider with no experience as an elected public servant, he does not have connections with people that are qualified to fill these critical positions. So what is he doing? He is appointing other billionaires to help fix the system  that made them billionaires. He is filling his cabinet with more lobbyists and his old political cronies and Republican retreads from years past that he has supported. Their primary qualification is that they had to be Trump supporters and willing to suck up to him.

you-elected-a-billionaireWell, so much for “draining that swamp” promise.  More broken promises to come…









Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Compares Donald Trump to Castro

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is a well-known detractor of Donald Trump. After promising to make Mexico pay for the border wall, Fox was very outspoken that Trump “was not welcome in Mexico” and adamant that Mexico will “never pay for that fucking wall.”

In a Fox News interview Fox compared Trump to Fidel Castro on Tuesday, calling both men “authoritarian” leaders. Fox said. “They lie, they cheat, they are false prophets, they promise many things but they are not going to be able to comply.”

At least Vicente Fox is not afraid to speak the truth and will not back down. Watch the interview below:



Trump – I Know More About ISIS…Believe Me!

As I sat watching a news show yesterday discussing Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric, they showed the video of Donald Trump, during one of his rallies, making the following outrageous statement:

“I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me.”

I am sure most people with even a minuscule level of common sense reacted the same way I did when I saw/heard it: “Oh my God, I can’t believe he said that!” Not only that he said he knows more, but he actually said “believe me.”

This statement from a man who has no real military experience, who was actually a draft dodger during the Vietnam War with five draft deferments. However, he does boast of going to a military-style boarding school as a boy.

Of course he contradicted himself at a later rally where he said that “as president he would give his top generals thirty days to present him with a plan to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group.” So, he is going to give the generals, which he knows more about ISIS than they, thirty days to come up with a plan? He just can’t keep up with all the lies he tells.

Why would Trump make this kind of absurd statement? Why would his supporters believe him?

The Dunning-Kruger Effect.

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is. –Wikipedia

In the case of Donald Trump, he suffers from imagined superiority. He truly believes he knows more than anyone else and is more than willing to tell everyone. He knows his followers won’t question him, they will believe what they are told and will do whatever they are told to do. Typical sheep mentality.

In the case of some Trump supporters, they suffer from incompetence, but they are too incompetent to understand they are incompetent. Thus, they will believe anything Trump tells them.

Beyond the Dunning-Kruger Effect, I believe most Trump supporters also lack the intellectual curiosity to learn more. Their knowledge and opinions, if they have one, are solely based on what they see on television, social media and/or hear at a rally, from a friend, neighbor, or relative without ever seeing the big picture for themselves. They either lack the intellectual curiosity to find out for themselves, or they have become intellectually lazy.

Intellectual curiosity means you want to know more than the basics or sound-bites. It is the desire to invest some time and energy into learning more about the real issues and facts. Basically, it is the desire to learn more.

Now that Trump has been elected, his supporters may have an opportunity to understand how incompetent they were in believing everything he said he was going to accomplish. Once Trump learns that the government is not run like a company and actually learns the details of the policies he wants to repeal or change, he will be walking back all those lies (or as Newt Gingrich refers to as “campaign devices to win the election”).

Both Trump and his supporters may wish they had more intellectual curiosity before we got to this point.

Donald Trump: The Hypocritical-Narcissist Elect

For those that don’t know yet, Donald Trump, our new President-Elect, is a true hypocritical-narcissist. A prime example of hypocrisy (do as I say, not as I do) and narcissism (all about him).

I got up this morning planning to write a blog about Trump and how if something benefits him, it is great, however, if it does not benefit him, it is awful (hypocritical-narcissist). But, while perusing the various news sites I found that Chris D’Angelo of The Huffington Post had already posted a similar article, so I have provided the link to his article at the bottom of this post.


Donald’s tweet after being elected President of the United States in 2016:


Attribution – Huffington Post

Donald’s tweet after President Obama was re-elected President of the United States in 2012:


Attribution – Huffington Post

Enough said…