One doesn’t have to be a doctor to recognize that Donald Trump acts mentally unstable and unfit to be president. Consider the following characteristics, which fit Trump to a “T.” Mitt Romney called him a “con man.” Two senators, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders — who couldn’t be further apart politically — declared Trump a pathological liar. Nonpartisan PolitiFact has checked 248 Trump statements to date, and rated 176 (nearly 71 percent) “mostly false,” “false” or “pants on fire.”
Many would agree that he’s an egotistical narcissist — or a Machiavellian megalomaniac. The co-author of his “Art Of The Deal” book calls Trump a sociopath — and I see a lack of empathy and conscience that seem like evidence of this. Antisocial personality disorder? Trump’s photo should be next to the term.
Trump’s nationalistic ideology, fear-mongering, and xenophobia have appealed to many Americans who are ignoring history. They are enamored by Trump’s cult of personality without recognizing this is how fascism arose in 1930s Europe. Followers believe his crude strength and toughness will somehow cure all the ills of a stagnant economy, bloated government bureaucracy, foreign “invasion” and terrorism.
Those who think President Obama is a tyrant? Ain’t seen nothin’ yet. If Trump’s elected, what do they think will happen when he obtains presidential power? That he’ll become less vengeful? More diplomatic?
Psychologist and Harvard professor Howard Gardner stated, “For me, the compelling question is the psychological state of his supporters. They are unable or unwilling to make a connection between the challenges faced by any president and the knowledge and behavior of Donald Trump. In a democracy, that is disastrous.”
Donald Trump is not just a poor excuse for a presidential candidate. He is a very dangerous man.
By: Andrew Wigner