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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, so much for “draining that swamp” promise. More broken promises to come…
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: