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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Donald Trump and Paranoid Personality Disorder

*Paranoid Personality Disorder:  
1.The person with PPD will believe others are using, lying to, or harming them, without apparent evidence thereof.

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Although "no drama Obama", in retrospect, was remarkably controlled during his 8 years of Presidential leadership, the gloves are now, understandably, off. This change was caused by the felonious wire tap accusations, made by a mistaken belief, by Donald Trump, who said Donald Trump illegally wiretapped his palatial residence in Trump Towers, New York City. 

Well, when your successor accuses you of a felony....HELLO? Image result for Hello graphic
Enough is enough! Nevertheless, President Obama doesn't go far enough in just disclosing his anger about this false accusation.  As the credible and legally elected President of the United States, Mr. Obama can call a news conference and explain to the American people just how wrong minded Donald Trump is about the wiretap accusation.  Moreover, Mr. Obama should explain how such an overt violation of the law can be immediately disavowed.  In other words, Donald Trump owes the American people an apology and he must recall what he wrongly stated about Mr. Obama - ie, "how low can....?" OMG. It's Donald Trump who is tanking American credibility, while discrediting the integrity of America's leadership at home and abroad. (Suggestion- Mr. Obama might even, legitimately and with some evidence, call into question, Donald Trump's capacity to govern.)

Report: Obama was furious after Trump accused him of wiretapping- The Hill reports by Paulina Firozi

President Obama was furious after President Trump fired off tweets accusing him of wiretapping Trump Tower before the presidential election, according to a new report.

An aide to Obama told the Wall Street Journal the former president had decided he would not respond to every one of the his successor's tweets. But people familiar with Obama's thinking told the WSJ he was livid after Trump posted several tweets early Saturday morning making serious accusations.

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump first tweeted on Saturday, without evidence.

An Obama spokesman later responded:

“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” said Kevin Lewis. 

“As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Trump's allegations have widened a rift between Trump and his predecessor, according to the report, who made an effort to be cordial during the transition.

Trump also reportedly believes that officials loyal to Obama have been behind the leaks coming out of the administration.

Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media and a friend of the president, told the Wall Street Journal that “Trump’s people think Obama is at war with them.” (Paranoid Personality Disorder)
(..assigned to individuals who have a pervasive, persistent, and enduring mistrust of others, and a profoundly cynical view of others and the world -American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

He reiterated the idea that allies of president Obama were behind “a lot of the problems.”

“This president has been under siege since Day One from both the press and Obama loyalists and he’s reacting to it,” Ruddy said. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that Obama loyalists inside the administration and outside are giving Donald Trump a lot of grief and a lot of problems.”

*History: According to the criteria set forth in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), an individual with paranoid personality disorder has a pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others, interpreting their motives as malevolent. The disorder begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts. 

To justify the diagnosis, individuals must demonstrate at least 4 of the following 7 behaviors, or personality traits: suspicion without enough basis that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her; preoccupation with unjustified doubts regarding the loyalty or trustworthiness of friends or associates; reluctance to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her; reading hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events; persistently bearing grudges, or refusing to forgive insults, injuries, or slights; perceiving attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others, and being quick to react angrily or to counterattack; or having recurrent unjustified suspicions regarding the fidelity of their spouse or sexual partner (DSM-IV-TR).

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