Dr. Lance Dodes, of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and former assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has said that President Donald Trump is a deeply disordered man who is suffering from psychosis, combining to present and “enormous present danger”.
In reference to Trump's retweeting of a Britain First account, sharing Islamphobic videos:
Dr Dodes told US cable channel MSNBC: “It’s another example of his being close to psychosis when he’s stressed.
“The simple explanation for it, which people don’t want to hear, is that he’s not in control of himself. This is what we mean when we say that somebody is becoming psychotic or is briefly psychotic."
He added: “All of his delusional ideas come up when he is stressed in some way, and then he loses track of reality because it doesn’t fit what he needs to believe.”
Dodes explained the danger in having a powerful leader who is unconcerned with the well-being of others and cares primarily about the promotion of self.
Mr Trump [is] "an enormous present danger to us from the standpoint of creating a nuclear war and even from the standpoint of doing what he can to destroy democracy as well as attacking ethnic groups in the way he’s done. This is a very sick man. He is truly very sick”.