To Psychiatrist: Trump Is Terrified, Angry And Extremely Dangerous Now
It’s no secret that Donald Trump must remain in power in order to stay out of prison and that makes him an extremely dangerous president according to Dr. Justin Frank is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis.
At the exact moment he was being impeached, Donald Trump was giving a speech at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan. He followed his usual routine of violent threats, lies, hate-mongering and other repugnant behavior. He raged at Pelosi and the Democrats, calling them “traitors” involved in a “witch hunt” against him. He implied that his opponents, such as the late Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat, will burn in hell.
Trump has also become obsessed with toilets and human waste, and has trained his faithful to engage in a scatological call-and-response routine.
None of this should be surprising. Trump previewed his reaction to being impeached in a hate-filled and threatening letter to Pelosi last Tuesday which leading mental health professionals have described as “psychotic.”
During an interview with Salon’s Chauncey Devega, Dr. Frank offered a detailed analysis of Trump’s impeachment letter to Nancy Pelosi, warning that Donald Trump loves anger and conflict. The consequent danger is that impeachment will make Trump feel truly alive.
Frank also explains that Trump is behaving like an injured child, a drug addict or a severely delusional person who is detached from reality and spiraling out of control.
Frank also says that Pelosi, the Democrats and the American people more generally are not the real audience for Trump’s impeachment letter. Trump is primarily speaking to his cult members and seeking to further cementing his control over them and their unquestioned loyalty.
And that makes him as dangerous as Km Jong Un.
If he’s acquited in the Senate, no one will be able to stop him from doing whatever he wants. He’s not going to stop at doubling down. He’ll triple down on everything he’s pulled over the last four years.
He’s going to call Putin and promise to lift the sanctions if he chips in to get him re-elected. He’ll reach out for help from every wannabe Mussolini from South America to Singapore to do his dirty work. And he’ll get it. They’ll find ways to slip him money under the table. They’ll turn loose hit squads of trolls to infect American social media with campaign propaganda.
And that’s not even the worst part. He’s going to put the full weight of his Department of Justice behind efforts to suppress the votes of poor people, young people, blacks, Latinos, women, the LGBTQ community — in fact anyone likely to vote Democratic.
He’ll call for “investigations” of every Democratic presidential candidate who’s going up in the polls and announce he’s got “dirt” on every one of them. He’s going to unleash an army of surrogate liars to spread falsehoods about his opponent. He’s going to go from one rally a week to two to three; maybe he’ll hold a rally every other night. He’s going to turn Air Force One into an airborne criminal command post.
He’s going to wave unindicted co-conspirator Rudy Giuliani like a red flag and tweet out every red-meat lie he blabs on Fox. Then he’s going to pardon his indicted co-conspirators like Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos and Roger Stone and line them up at rallies alongside the murdering war criminals he’s already set free.
Donald Trump is the O.J. of American politics. He murdered American democracy, and his search for the “real killer” produced a villain: Anyone who criticizes him.