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‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

JAMES C. MCINTOSH, M.D. | 8/31/2017, 10:26 a.m.
So far, 61,734 mental health professionals have signed a petition initiated by psychologist Dr. John Gartner calling for “the removal ...
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Adolf Hitler, Cluster B or Donald T

So far, 61,734 mental health professionals have signed a petition initiated by psychologist Dr.  John Gartner calling for “the removal of President Donald Trump from office” because of “serious mental illness” that they agree, “renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of president of the United States.”  Narcissistic, sociopathic, histrionic and borderline psychotic are just some of the words that have been used by prominent mental health professionals in their description of Trump. Ironically these words are very similar to words used to describe the German dictator Adolf Hitler by various mental health professionals over the past 75 years. These mental health professionals include psychologists Dr. Henry A. Murray, in his report on Hitler to the Office of Strategic Services; Dr. Walter Langer, author of the book, “The Mind of Adolf Hitler,” and psychiatrist Dr. Harvey Cleckley in his book “The Mask of Sanity.” 

Counteractive narcism

Langer is quoted by Harvey Cleckley, M.D.  as having said about Hitler, “he was not insane but was emotionally sick and lacked normal inhibitions against antisocial behavior.”  The OSS also came to the conclusion that Hitler was “a hysteric bordering on schizophrenia. An excerpt from the introduction to Murray’s report reads as follows: “Murray pegged Hitler’s personality as ‘counteractive narcism,’ a type that is stimulated by real or imagined insult or injury. According to Dr. Murray, the characteristics of this personality type include: holding grudges, low tolerance for criticism, excessive demands for attention, inability to express gratitude, a tendency to belittle, bully and blame others, desire for revenge, persistence in the face of defeat, extreme self-will, self-trust, inability to take a joke, and compulsive criminality.”

These words fit Hitler to a (Donald) T

Does inability to take a joke describe Trump, the man who goes on a tweet tirade because he is made fun of on “Saturday Night Live”? Do the words belittle and bully describe the man who said of Rosie O’Donnell, “If I were running my business, I’d fire Rosie. I mean, I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’”  Doesn’t every word in Murray’s description describe Trump? Histrionic is the modern word that approximates what was meant when Hitler was described by Murray as hysteric.  Attorney Elizabeth Beck in an interview with CNN, said that Trump had an “absolute meltdown” when she requested a break from a 2011 deposition to pump breast milk. Beck said, “He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, ‘You’re disgusting! You’re disgusting!’ And he ran out of there.” Recognize that this hissy fit over breast milk comes from Trump, who had no problem when his girlfriend, now wife, Melania, in the words of British GQ magazine, “was featured in [a] naked profile shoot on his customized Boeing 727 wearing handcuffs, wielding diamonds and holding a chrome pistol.”  He also contained his hysteria when she appeared naked and in the embrace of another naked woman on the cover of the New York Post. He did, however, demonstrate lots of histrionics when he appeared in a video apparently attempting to breast-feed from fake breasts worn by Rudolph Giuliani dressed in drag. Go to this link to see a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBKu9OJ8Ltk