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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Donald Trump needs to prove mental competency

There's plenty of evidence about Donald Trump's mental instability coupled with inappropriate behavior. As a matter of fact, where's the evidence to prove his competence? Just because he's a rich buffoon, doesn't prove mental competency. In fact, Donald Trump shows symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder. 
Main Stream Media (MSN) must demonstrate how Donald Trump is qualified and mentally competent to be nominated to run for President of the United States
A personality disorder is a pattern of deviant or abnormal behavior that the person doesn't change even though it causes emotional upsets and trouble with other people at work and in personal relationships. It is not limited to episodes of mental illness, and it is not caused by drug or alcohol use, head injury, or illness. There are about a dozen different behavior patterns classified as personality disorders by DSM-IV (Psychiatric and Psychological Diagnosis and Statitcal Manual). 

All the personality disorders show up as deviations from normal in one or more of the following:
(1) cognition -- i.e., perception, thinking, and interpretation of oneself, other people, and events; (ie, birtherims)
(2) affectivity -- i.e., emotional responses (range, intensity, lability, appropriateness); ("fat pigs")
(3) interpersonal functio
ns; (serial philanderer)
(4) impulsivity. (pretending to be John Miller with a People Magazine reporter; pledging to build an immigration wall along the Mexican-US border; banning all Muslims)
Secretary Hillary Clinton justifiably raised awareness about Donald Trump's mental competency and lack of qualifications to be nominated to run for President of the United States.

Clinton questions Trump's 'steadiness.' Is that his kryptonite?
Christian Science Monitor (CSM)

Questioning the GOP candidate's steadiness is an obvious line of political attack, given Donald Trump's loose talk and lack of foreign-policy experience. But it remains to be seen if the critique can resonate with the 2016 electorate. By Peter Grier, Staff writer

WASHINGTON — Is steadiness in the context of foreign policy – or a perceived lack thereof – going to serve as Donald Trump’s kryptonite, a powerful argument against his election as president of the United States in the fall?

Probable Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton seems sure to use that as a main theme in the campaign, in any case. She aired it out today in one of her sharpest attacks yet on Mr. Trump, saying he is not fit to serve as POTUS.
Trump is “divisive and dangerous” and “unmoored,” said Mrs. Clinton in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
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The former secretary of State pointed to his feud with British leaders, his questioning of the usefulness of NATO, and his offhand remarks that maybe more countries should have nuclear weapons, as evidence that Trump would be a danger to the nation.

In proposing to temporarily ban non-citizen Muslims from entering the US, Trump is slapping in the face US allies that are majority Muslim themselves, Clinton said.

“I know how hard this job is, and I know that we need steadiness as well as strength and smarts in it,” said Clinton.

You’re going to hear a lot of similar critiques in the months ahead. It’s a natural line of attack, given Trump’s penchant to pretty much say anything he wants at any time (IMO without the MSN demanding accountability!), and his evident lack of background on international relations. The “steadiness” angle brings up not just his foreign policy wavers but also his general character, so it’s a twofer. It’s a way, sotto voce, of calling Trump a clown.

But you know who else tried the steadiness angle? Jeb Bush, that’s who. Clinton’s words today could have been lifted verbatim from the late, teetering stages of Mr. Bush’s presidential bid. Back then it didn’t appear to peel off a single voter from the Trump parade.

In the GOP primaries it’s seemed that steadiness was, in fact, not a virtue. The very word seemed like the kind of thing a GOP elitist would say. Trump voters appeared to want the opposite of steady – action, excitement, and the explosion of the status quo.

They want things ripped up in Washington. Steadiness might not help that.

“He’s not just going to sit around and see what’s going to happen,” one Trump voter told the Monitor’s Patrik Jonsson earlier this month.

The question is whether the larger electorate in November will react differently, especially if anti-Trump forces pump cash into ads explicitly linking the steadiness question with war, peace, and nuclear weapons.

Trump with the button. That’s what the Clinton campaign wants you to think about when “steadiness” flashes on screen.

It’s a vision that’s already given former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates pause. Mr. Gates – a Republican who served both Presidents Bush and Obama – was asked Thursday if he’d be comfortable with Trumpian access to nuclear launch codes.

“Right now? No,” said Gates in an interview with Yahoo News.


Gates went on to say that he might change his mind if Trump appeared to grow in his understanding of complex international problems, and if he picked good advisers. You can bet that when the Clinton campaign uses the footage of this interview for an attack ad, they’ll edit that last part out (IMO, as they should.... because Donald Trump is clearly politically incompetent!).

Donald Trump's mental competency isn't his kriptonite, rather, it's his achilles heel. In the intensity of the Presidential Campaign, he'll reveal more decompensating behaviors. The problem is, will Americans wake up to realize how dangerous he is before it's too late?

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