SHRINKS REITERATE PLEA: US WILL GET WORSE UNDER A REELECTED TRUMP
Voters should heed the call of psychiatrists gathered at Yale in 2016 to dump Donald Trump. They must heed the call on Nov. 3, albeit four years late, since what they warned to pass had all come to pass, Sandra Toce wrote for Raw Story.
A group of mental health professionals gathered at Yale University for the “Duty to Warn” conference organized by Dr. Bandy X. Lee who went on to curate a New York Times bestseller, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” that featured 37 psychiatrists talking about why Trump should not be elected.
After sounding the alarm off, Lee become hot on the TV talk circuit even as the American Psychological Association (APA) continued to invoke the Goldwater Rule that bans psychiatrists from taking a position of the mental state of candidates or politicians they have not interviewed and forbids anyone from issuing statements without authority from their subjects. Lee’s TV appearances ground to a halt after the elections and her quotes were even erased or taken out of context.
Now, “Duty to Warn” has gone a step farther from the Goldwater Rule as the group has advocated Trump’s removal under the 25th Amendment on the ground that he is psychologically unfit for office. The psychiatrists said it was their duty to warn the public that they believed Trump displayed “the clear characteristics of someone with antisocial personality disorder.” According to Mayo Clinic, “antisocial personality disorder, sometimes called sociopathy, is a mental condition in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong and ignores the rights and feelings of others. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with callous indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior.”