Monday, January 08, 2018

Danger Man

President Trump is a threat to the human race, or something:
Lee, who has briefed members of congress on the president’s psychological state, insisted that her extreme prediction was “not hyperbole” but “reality.”

Dr. Lee said told Newsweek that the situation is so grave that “a public health emergency” should be declared that would need to be “responded to as quickly as possible.”

“As more time passes, we come closer to the greatest risk of danger, one that could even mean the extinction of the human species,” she said. “This is not hyperbole. This is the reality.”
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According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Goldwater Rule, members may not comment on the psychological health of someone they haven’t actually examined, but Lee said she doesn’t believe that her evaluation of the President’s mental health violates the rule.

Trump has shown “an attraction to violence and powerful weapons,” Lee said. “He has also repeatedly taunted a hostile nation.”

Lee said that Trump’s speech patterns also say something about the state of the President’s mental health.

“He cannot seem to finish sentences, he derails from his line of thinking, he has loose associations and he jumps from one topic or another,” she said, which could indicate a psychiatric or medical condition.
Nevertheless, he seems to get his message across. Maybe there are just parts of it that people like Lee don't want to hear?

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