New York Daily News Op-Ed: The President Of The United States Is A Psychopath
Psychologists Alan D. Blotcky and Seth D. Norrholm wrote an op-ed in The New York Daily News on Thursday that President Donald Trump is a psychopath with anti-democratic intentions, adding that if he is not stopped, “Trump may well destroy our 244-year-old democracy.”
- The psychologists pointed to the president’s recent comments about accepting the results of the upcoming election.
It is time to stop pulling punches. It is time to stop relying on political pundits to weigh in on Trump’s behavior, which they often soften and even normalize.
We are psychologists, and we are convinced Donald Trump is a psychopath. His malignant behavior over the past four years is growing and escalating right before our eyes. Trump’s psychopathy will change us forever if he is not stopped.
- Blotcky and Norrholm wrote that their warning is not hyperbole or “an expression of a ‘left-wing agenda’” but rather “a mental health opinion based on thousands of hours of documented behavior by this president.”
- The psychologists listed numerous points to support their assessment, including Trump’s peddling of “fake conspiracy theories and irrational magical thinking”; the fact that he “blames, scapegoats and gaslights as easily as he breathes”; that “He is obsessed with power and adoration”; and that “he denigrates and humiliates anyone and everyone in his path.”
Now Trump is desperate to win re-election. He does not want to lose his hold on power for a number of reasons, most notably his insatiable thirst for attention. He is afraid of facing criminal charges once he leaves office. He is already essentially an unindicted co-conspirator in a campaign finance crime. He knows he is lawless and corrupt; that is why he lies about it so frequently and fervently.
Trump will declare victory as soon as he can, even if millions of ballots have not been counted. If need be, he will challenge the election results so that the Supreme Court will ultimately choose him for a second term. In fact, he has openly admitted that he wants to immediately replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg because of the upcoming election. Trump’s desire to sabotage our election process is the behavior of a dictator.
The pair of psychologists wrote that “Trump is the most psychiatrically disordered president in history,” and concluded their piece:
Donald Trump is dishonest and destructive and evil. He has become embolden and empowered by the complicity of his Republican sycophants. Sadly, he now believes he is destined to carry on his mission. He feels unstoppable. And he must be stopped before it is too late.