Former Republican Senator: Voters are reluctant to abandon their mentally-ill president
Yet another long-time GOP member breaks rank to join the #NeverTrump resistance, but warns that despite the maniacal happenings in the White House the president’s base have yet to follow suit.
Before entering the turbulent world of conservative politics, former junior Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) was an obstetrician. Now — out of the Senate yet still a Republican — the Oklahoman MD has come out with a “diagnosis” of sorts of the American President that echoes much of what the “resistance” has been saying since 2016.
In a recent New York Times interview, Coburn remarked on Trump’s mental health by stating “[w]e have a leader who has a personality disorder,” yet added that the hardcore base won’t stray just yet despite the madness in the Oval Office.
“He’s done what he actually told the people he was going to do,” said Coburn, “and they’re not going to abandon him.”
Although Coburn didn’t specify exactly from what kind of personality disorder Trump may be afflicted, many psychology professionals have come citing evidence of narcissistic personality disorder.
Earlier this year, a Yale psychiatry group raised similar questions surrounding the president’s mental stability.
“We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump’s dangerous mental illness,” said Dr. John Gartner, a practicing psychotherapist. “Worse than just being a liar or a narcissist, in addition he is paranoid, delusional and grandiose thinking and he proved that to the country the first day he was president. If Donald Trump really believes he had the largest crowd size in history, that’s delusional.”
“I’ve worked with murderers and rapists, I can recognize dangerousness from a mile away,” noted NYU professor and psychiatrist Dr. James Gilligan. “You don’t have to be an expert on dangerousness or spend fifty years studying it like I have in order to know how dangerous this man is.”