So far it’s only been slander and toxically surreal accusations.
Ever since January 20th, bias has become the forefront in a landscape where the mainstream media features articles attacking the intellect of a man who has accomplished more in his lifetime than every journalist attacking him combined.
And in any way they can, in an obvious bid to delegitimize the general election and the American people, these so-called “journalists” are now quoting health care professionals who question President Trump’s mental stability.
Democrats are calling for Trump to be subjected to a psychiatric examination to determine whether he is fit for office.
They are suggesting invoking the 25th Amendment of the Constitution – which allows the commander-in-chief’s removal from office – if the “president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Breitbart noted in response to this ridiculous accusation:
“This comes after the left’s multiple failed attempts to overthrow Trump’s presidency, including the recount efforts supported by Hillary Clinton; a doomed campaign to get Trump’s electors to defect before the Electoral College voted in December, and claims that Russian “hacking” impacted the 2016 election.
The health care professionals quoted in recent weeks attempting to diagnose Trump seem to be violating the so-called Goldwater Rule, which was established by the American Psychiatric Association after similar unsupported attacks against Senator Barry Goldwater during his 1964 presidential campaign, which was widely considered a threat to the political establishment.
The APA’s Goldwater Rule forbids psychiatrists from commenting on someone’s mental status unless they first carry out an examination and the doctor is authorized by the patient to speak to the public.
On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she would back a proposal suggested by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) during a meeting with the Washington Post’s editorial board to consider legislation requiring all presidents to get medical and mental health examinations. Chaffetz clarified that he wasn’t referring to Trump’s rhetoric.
Post columnist Ruth Marcus related:
In a meeting last week with The Washington Post editorial board, Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, said he was weighing legislation to require presidents to undergo an independent medical examination, including mental health. Chaffetz cautioned that he wasn’t “talking about some of the rhetoric that’s flying around” about Trump. Still, he said, ‘If you’re going to have your hands on the nuclear codes, you should probably know what kind of mental state you’re in.’”
And then of course, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) also suggested a mental health exam when he tweeted:
Last 24 hrs on Twitter, @realDonaldTrump went on rant about “death & destruction,” “FAKE NEWS,” & “evil.” Should he get mental health exam?
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 4, 2017
Then right on cue, a new group calling itself “Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism” was created to also delegitimize Trump’s presidency with a litany of wild claims.
And last week, U.S. News and World Report ran a story titled, ‘Temperament Tantrum: Some say President Donald Trump’s personality isn’t just flawed, it’s dangerous.’
In the article, John D. Gartner, who has been described as a “practicing psychotherapist who taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School”, claimed Trump was “dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.”
This quote was spread like an airborne infectious disease by the mainstream media, adding even more propagation to the liberal hysteria.
Then The Independent newspaper featured a story also questioning Trump’s mental stability, titled, ‘’Malignant narcissism’: Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists.’
The piece cited mental health professionals commenting on Trump’s alleged narcissism.
Then AGAIN, another article partially drew from a New York Daily News story published last week entitled, ‘President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including ‘malignant narcissism,’ shrinks say.’
And right on cue, The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who has no medical degree whatsoever, also claimed he thinks President Trump is “obviously mentally ill.”
But laughably, in order to evoke the 25th Amendment and deem Trump mentally unfit for office means Vice President Mike Pence would have to lead the charges.
And do you really think that’s going to happen?