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Washington Insiders Think Trump Might Not Have Full Mental Capacity To Be President

We’re all guilty of viewing others from afar and speculating that they seem ‘out there,’ but few of us would act on those feelings outside of seeing a situation that could lead to harm for that person or another. However, there are some that think nothing of throwing their opinions on another’s mental health around at will, and those random opinions can lead to problems down the road. That scenario is starting to play out with President Donald Trump and the speculation about his mental faculties, but that’s not slowing down the speculation even a little. In fact, it only seems to be leading to even more speculation.

As Yahoo shares, some amateur therapists have decided to diagnose Trump with some form of mental illness. This has been going on for some time, but it’s reaching new levels in the wake of the constant deluge of negative stories in recent days. We’re not just talking about random speculation on social media either, but the actual commentary from respected journalists and network personalities that have massive platforms.

“People on the inside say he keeps getting worse - and mentally, keeps getting worse,” said Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“We have many reporters, myself included, who have talked to numerous people, Republicans on Capitol Hill, who in private will tell you they doubt the stability of this president,” said the Washington Post’s Carl Bernstein.

Scarborough is someone that went from being tight with Trump to someone that blasts him at every turn. Either way, he’s intelligent enough to realize the gravity of what he’s saying, and it’s frankly irresponsible. If these insiders are so ‘concerned,’ why are they not bringing it to the attention of the chief White House physician, who could then possibly look into it even further?

As for Bernstein, he’s a legendary journalist that broke the Watergate scandal that ultimately brought down former President Richard Nixon, and his words still carry a ton of weight in political circles. Doubting the stability of someone and actual mental illness are pretty far apart, so to portray the former as a clear sign that Trump has some issues - based on random comments - is a little on the surprising side from Bernstein.

There have even been actual practicing therapists out there that have offered up unsolicited opinions on Trump’s mental state. That prompted the American Psychological Association to release a helpful reminder.

“Our Code of Ethics clearly warns psychologists against diagnosing any person, including public figures, whom they have not personally examined,” the statement read in part.

Source: Yahoo
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