When I went to Washington D.C. for the Women’s March last January with my daughter, granddaughter and partner, I never thought we citizens would tolerate a President who has consistently displayed nothing but arrogant, erratic, belligerent and vengeful behavior.
What is it going to take for Congress to invoke the 25th Amendment to protect us from his reckless taunts to Kim Jong Un to deploy the nuclear button:
“Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
This is the bullying language of a 6-year-old boy! We are becoming so used to Trump’s outrageous behavior and language that we are becoming numb. A collective amnesia is settling in. We must think that surely someone will stop him from blowing up the world. That someone who must stop him is us.
It seems to me that the psychiatric community is shirking its duty by stating that a person cannot be diagnosed from a distance. It does not take a medical degree to assess the fact that Trump has a narcissistic personality disorder. His actions demonstrate his grandiosity, entitlement and desperation for attention. He is an ignorant racist, a sexual predator, incurious, untrustworthy, a liar, and an embarrassment. Our allies cannot understand how we continue to tolerate his behavior.
Psychiatrists don’t want the responsibility to name Trump as incompetent and unfit to be President. They keep waiting for a political verdict, but as we wait for a political verdict, we see more and more Republicans fall under his spell. They, too, cannot separate fact from fiction. When Trump says, “I didn’t call African nations and Haiti shithole countries, Senators such as Cotton and Purdue, nod their heads and say, “I didn’t hear that word either.” We’re watching the silencing of American democracy. It is the responsibility of all of us to stand up to Trump and Trumpism.