Running on empty' "Psychiatrist warns Trump is in a psychotic-like state"

Jul 2015
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Florida
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The metaphor is mine. The SHRINK drills down but still comes up with EMPTY. He nailed it. I've been watching Trump disintegrate. Especially this past month. (Come to think of it, about the time I 'tuned him out', literally). He opens his mouth and shit pours out. It is combative (always) but more critically it is illogical, unformed, uninformed and OFTEN contradictory from one sentence to another, or morning to afternoon. And it is a constant state. And it is getting worse!
... that there are many people in public life that have a grandiose sense of self. “Donald Trump goes way beyond that,"
he explained. “There is a fundamental way in which he’s empty. There’s something fundamentally different
about him from normal people. It’s a psychotic-like state. The more you press him, the more you see
how disorganized and empty he is. The more he flies into a disorganized rage. So yeah, and by the way,
in terms of being God, he also made several what you might call Freudian slips during the interview today.
He kept mixing up who he was and who the country was. He said, ‘I have the best economy.’
I, not the country. ‘I defeated the caliphate.’ It’s not just a slip of the tongue; he really doesn’t get it.
He thinks of himself as a dictator, and it’s all him and no one else really matters.”

He’s empty’: Psychiatrist warns Trump is in a ‘psychotic-like state’



He's Empty: "Psychiatrist warns Trump is in a psychotic-like state"
Published​
1 min ago on​
August 21, 2019​
Dr. Lance Dodes warned that things were going to get worse under President Donald Trump in 2017. That’s precisely what happened.
“Is that what we’re seeing this week?” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell asked the psychiatrist.
“Absolutely. Donald Trump, because he has a fundamental need to be all-powerful and all loved, can’t stand challenges,” Dr. Dodes said. “And the nature of democracy is that it challenges people. We have more than one opinion. So the more — it was predictable once he got into a position where people would challenge him, there are two parties, he would become more unhinged.
Wednesday’s press availability on the White House South Lawn showed exactly that, he explained.
“As you watched him respond to people, the more they challenged him, the more he ranted,” Dr. Dodes continued. “He stopped responding to the questions, and instead, he started to talk about how people were agents of fake news. He said that they would go out of business soon. They would die...
This is the same kind of thing that he did when he was a candidate when he suggested someone protesting at his campaign rally be taken out and beaten up.”
The psychiatrist explained that Trump can’t handle when people disagree with him.


“The more he is challenged, the more un He can’t stand anything that disagrees with him, and the more you challenge him, the more unhinged he becomes, the more paranoid, and the more violent, potentially,” he said.

O’Donnell asked about the strange relationship between the president and Kim Jong Un, who the president has said he’s fallen in love with.

“He doesn’t really love anyone except himself,” Dr. Dodes explained. “That’s not a slur, that’s a psychological fact. People like him are about him. And we see this not only with the North Korean leader but with all the people he surrounded himself for most of his life who are now recognized as criminals. As long as they stay loyal to him, he loves them. As soon as they challenge him, as soon as they disagree, then they’re terrible people.”....



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Jun 2014
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The metaphor is mine. The SHRINK drills down but still comes up with EMPTY. He nailed it. I've been watching Trump disintegrate. Especially this past month. (Come to think of it, about the time I 'tuned him out', literally). He opens his mouth and shit pours out. It is combative (always) but more critically it is illogical, unformed, uninformed and OFTEN contradictory from one sentence to another, or morning to afternoon. And it is a constant state. And it is getting worse!
... that there are many people in public life that have a grandiose sense of self. “Donald Trump goes way beyond that,"
he explained. “There is a fundamental way in which he’s empty. There’s something fundamentally different
about him from normal people. It’s a psychotic-like state. The more you press him, the more you see
how disorganized and empty he is. The more he flies into a disorganized rage. So yeah, and by the way,
in terms of being God, he also made several what you might call Freudian slips during the interview today.
He kept mixing up who he was and who the country was. He said, ‘I have the best economy.’
I, not the country. ‘I defeated the caliphate.’ It’s not just a slip of the tongue; he really doesn’t get it.
He thinks of himself as a dictator, and it’s all him and no one else really matters.”

He’s empty’: Psychiatrist warns Trump is in a ‘psychotic-like state’



He's Empty: "Psychiatrist warns Trump is in a psychotic-like state"
Published​
1 min ago on​
August 21, 2019​
Dr. Lance Dodes warned that things were going to get worse under President Donald Trump in 2017. That’s precisely what happened.
“Is that what we’re seeing this week?” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell asked the psychiatrist.
“Absolutely. Donald Trump, because he has a fundamental need to be all-powerful and all loved, can’t stand challenges,” Dr. Dodes said. “And the nature of democracy is that it challenges people. We have more than one opinion. So the more — it was predictable once he got into a position where people would challenge him, there are two parties, he would become more unhinged.
Wednesday’s press availability on the White House South Lawn showed exactly that, he explained.
“As you watched him respond to people, the more they challenged him, the more he ranted,” Dr. Dodes continued. “He stopped responding to the questions, and instead, he started to talk about how people were agents of fake news. He said that they would go out of business soon. They would die...
This is the same kind of thing that he did when he was a candidate when he suggested someone protesting at his campaign rally be taken out and beaten up.”
The psychiatrist explained that Trump can’t handle when people disagree with him.


“The more he is challenged, the more un He can’t stand anything that disagrees with him, and the more you challenge him, the more unhinged he becomes, the more paranoid, and the more violent, potentially,” he said.

O’Donnell asked about the strange relationship between the president and Kim Jong Un, who the president has said he’s fallen in love with.

“He doesn’t really love anyone except himself,” Dr. Dodes explained. “That’s not a slur, that’s a psychological fact. People like him are about him. And we see this not only with the North Korean leader but with all the people he surrounded himself for most of his life who are now recognized as criminals. As long as they stay loyal to him, he loves them. As soon as they challenge him, as soon as they disagree, then they’re terrible people.”....



https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/hes...ic-like-state/
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