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Congress Makes Move to Force Donald Trump to Take Mental Health Exam (Blue Dot Daily.com link): As if all of America doesn’t already know what the problem with Donald Trump is, – i.e. pathological narcissism – members of congress are now trying their hand at legislation that would force him to undergo a mental health examination.
Trump’s mental health is back in the news after his back and forth with Senator Bob Corker (R. Tn) has many wondering if Corker is building a case to invoke the 25th Amendment in order to impeach Trump due to unfitness for office:
The legislation states:
“Quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals to examine the president to assist in their deliberations under the 25th Amendment to determine whether the president suffers from a mental disorder or other injury that impairs his abilities and prevents him from discharging his Constitutional duties.”
Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s office released in a statement:
“Does the President suffer from early stage dementia? Has the stress of office aggravated a mental illness crippling impulse control? Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties? Is the President mentally and emotionally stable?”
Several in Congress are also in the process setting up an expert panel to review and advise on Trump’s mental capacity, which is unheard of for any president.
Per Scientific American:
“On Friday, Lee and four other psychiatrists sent a letter to all members of the U.S. Senate and House arguing that Trump exhibits “severe emotional impediments that … present a grave threat to international security,” and asked Congress to “take immediate steps to establish a commission to determine his fitness for office.”
The other signers argue that Trump’s “alarming patterns of impulsive, reckless, and narcissistic behavior — regardless of diagnosis … put the world at risk,” posing an “imminent danger” that psychiatrists are ethically obligated to warn about.”
It’s not a stretch for an American President, especially one who is 70 years old, to undergo an exam by mental health professionals. In fact, with Trump, it’s long overdue.
Mod: A 71 year old narcissist. An emotionally at odds man with his finger on the nuclear trigger. What could possibly go wrong?
Trump: I turned down Time's 'Person of the Year' (MSN.com link): President Trump said Friday that he turned down being named Time's "Person of the Year" after the magazine only told him he "probably" would be selected.
The magazine did not respond to The Hill's request for comment, but it did tweet a short statement saying it "does not comment on our choice until publication."
Trump was previously named Time's 2016 "Person of the Year" last December.
"It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said at the time. "To be on the cover of Time magazine as the person of the year is a tremendous honor."
"For those who believe this is all for the better, Trump's victory represents a long-overdue rebuke to an entrenched and arrogant governing class," she said.
"For those who see it for the worse, the destruction extends to cherished norms of civility and discourse, a politics poisoned by vile streams of racism, sexism, nativism." Trump has kept close tabs on the magazine's coverage of him in the past. "I think I was on the cover of Time magazine twice in my life and like six times in the last number of months," he said in July 2016.
"So you tell me which is more important, real estate or politics, OK? I have six for politics and I have two for real estate or whatever they put me on for."
Mod: Well, alrighty then.