Mueller report reveals “psychological nature of president’s impairments,” professors insist
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OPINION | By Bandy X. Lee, Leonard L. Glass and Edwin B. Fisher, May 9, 2019
Boston Globe – Concerns about Donald Trump’s fitness for the office of president arose during the campaign and continue to this day. But now, in the Mueller report, we have an abundance of new evidence that sheds light on these concerns.
What makes this a unique opportunity is the quality and relevance of the data:
They are derived from multiple sources both friendly and opposed to the president, were obtained under oath, and show us how the president conducted himself in the eyes of those who worked directly with him while in office. Psychiatrists Getting Rich Off “Trump Derangement Syndrome”
While we were concerned enough to put our initial cautions in a public-service book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” each additional piece of evidence has substantiated the correctness of that assessment over time. Now, the Mueller report elevates this assessment to new levels. Here is just a small sampling:
“The president’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders.” (Vol. II, p. 158) …
WHO’S CRAZY – TRUMP (“self-absorbed and delusional”) OR LEE (Trump Derangement Syndrome)? Comment below …
As mental health professionals, we are able to offer our understanding of behavior when it reflects profound impairment.
The psychological nature of the president’s impairments is thoroughly revealed in the Mueller report.
The report has documented the president as willful, enormously self-absorbed, ruthlessly exploitative, threatened, and delusionally heedless of the consequences of his impulsive actions. His dangerousness constitutes a national crisis. Read more.
Dr. Bandy X. Lee is a forensic psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Leonard L. Glass is a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School. Edwin B. Fisher is a clinical psychologist at the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. They are three of five authors of a mental health report on the Mueller report.