9/2/17

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Leaks Suggest Trump’s Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct

"...A brooding commander in chief, wandering the White House alone in a bathrobe at night, watching too much cable television and venting his frustrations through angry tweets."

I know this sounds a bit too desperate from some people, but these are shaping up to become desperate times indeed. The thing is, as disparaging about science as he may be, in fact medical science might have a certain higher authority over the POTUS and the ability to stop him if necessary - by declaring him insane.

See, protests are a nice thing - people speaking their mind, standing up to authoritarianism and all that jazz. On the other hand, anti-Trump protesters may be wasting their breath, and indeed if they start to get too angry or disorderly that will be playing into Trump's hands as a would-be dictator. Fortunately, the world-wide Women's March was a peaceful affair.

Trump seems intent on causing trouble (with his latest gestures), and he has shrewdly tapped into, or created, a general division and discontent for his "popularity", even though everything he does is motivated by transparent self-interest. I would classify him as a delusional narcissistic megalomaniac with a lot of charisma, which is an extremely dangerous blend for a POTUS. The idea of the building of the wall for example, coming from a man who has some knowledge of building, is especially nuts on three counts. 1) It is an impossibly huge building project. 2) There is no chance Mexico would pay for it. 3) Since the invention of ropes, ladders, ramps, cranes, tunnels, planes and boats no wall along such a long border will keep people out (it will instead create a great business for dangerous criminal traffickers). The idea comes out of Trump's narcissistic delusions; he wants a historical monument to his own ego that might be seen from outer space.

More evidence for his delusional narcissism came when he lost the argument on the size of the inauguration crowd. He is certifiably mad enough not to be a POTUS - but we already knew that, didn't we. So if scientists (and psychologists) are as concerned about the safety of their country and the world as much as they may be about their research project funding under this anti-scientific new administration, perhaps they should not stand by and leave it to protesters, marches, armies of lawyers and politicians. Impeachment takes too long. Have him psychologically examined before it's too late.

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