Donald Trump wants everybody to know his body is in perfect health to run for President. The GOP frontrunner vowed on Twitter he would have his doctor release a letter stating such.
As a presidential candidate, I have instructed my long-time doctor to issue, within two weeks, a full medical report-it will show perfection
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2015
Perfection, you guys. Perfection.
Bizarre, right? From the “To whom MY concern” to the language of the letter calling Trump’s blood pressure, stamina and strength “extraordinary.” Also bizarre is that the doctor said his “medical examination showed only positive results.” Normally, positive results in doctor speak would mean the patient has something. Positive is only good in medical exams if you’re taking a pregnancy test when you’re trying to have a baby.
And that last line is also odd for a doctor to write, how would he know if Trump will be the “healthiest person ever elected to the presidency?” Shouldn’t we be concerned that Trump’s doctor doesn’t deal in facts? It also doesn’t speak to the doctors intelligence that he think his patient is actually electable.
What’s more concerning is that while Trump’s body may be in tip top shape, what about his mental health?
What about his pathological lying, his need to make everything about him, his constant bragging, and his scapegoating of people? Aren’t these concerning traits for a presidential candidate to have?
Or are we supposed to ignore the plethora of psychologists who are unofficially diagnosing Trump with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)?
Several psychologists have unofficially diagnosed Trump with a personality disorder (psychologists can’t call it official until they speak with Trump in a professional capacity). Regardless if psychologists haven’t held therapy sessions with Trump, they say he’s classic NPD, and extremely easy to diagnose.
A person with NPD will come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. They monopolize conversations, and view others as inferior and themselves superior. NPD doesn’t mean the person will be a liar, but as one psychologist points out, “they are uncomfortable with the truth.”
One clinical psychologist, George Simon, said:
He’s so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops because there’s no better example of his characteristics. Otherwise, I would have had to hire actors and write vignettes. He’s like a dream come true.
Another psychologist went into great detail of the severity of Trump’s personality disorder. Clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis says:
Textbook narcissistic personality disorder…Mr. Trump’s bullying nature—taunting Senator John McCain for being captured in Vietnam, or saying Jeb Bush has “low energy”—is in keeping with the narcissistic profile.
Regardless of how you feel about John McCain, the man served – and suffered. To degrade people is really part of a cluster-B personality disorder: it’s antisocial and shows a lack of remorse for other people. The way to make it O.K. to attack someone verbally, psychologically, or physically is to lower them. That’s what he’s doing.
He’s applying for the greatest job in the land, the greatest task of which is to serve, but there’s nothing about the man that is service-oriented. He’s only serving himself.
So, Donald Trump, it’s excellent you’re in great shape for your being 69-years-old, but I think I speak for many Americans when I say, get a note from a therapist that you’re mentally fit to be president, and then we’ll talk.
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