Psychiatrist: Trump Will Let Millions Die, Human Life Means Nothing To Him
Dr. Justin Frank, an author and former Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center, warned well before the coronavirus crisis that President Donald Trump’s mental health presented a danger to the country.
But in light of recent developments, Frank now warns that Trump’s inability to cope with reality and his sociopathic tendencies present even greater danger to the American people.
In an interview with Salon’s Chauncey DeVega, the psychoanalyst said Trump’s pathological lying will not take a break when thousands of Americans begin to die from COVID-19, and he is "essentially a sociopath who has no feelings of care, concern or empathy for other human beings."
“What does a mind such as Trump's do when he actually sees thousands of people dead from the coronavirus?” DeVega asked.
“In my experience such a person will conjure up new lies,” Frank responded. “I've actually seen it happen in hospital settings. You can't convince a person out of a preconception if the person has been lying to themselves as extensively as Trump has. It is almost impossible.”
“Donald Trump could see dead bodies lying in the street from the coronavirus and step over them,” he continued. “Trump would say to himself, ‘Why are all these people lying around? How did that happen?’ Trump would never think that he had anything to do with all of the deaths.”
Frank noted that Trump recently wrote in a tweet that "The world is at war with a hidden enemy. We will win." But the hidden enemy is actually the president, he said.
“The hidden enemy is the president of the United States because he is the enemy of our collective well-being, of our feeling of safety, of our security, of leading the country in a time of crisis.”