Quantcast
Connect with us

Noted psychiatrist issues Trump alarm: The president may only see one terrifying escape from investigations

Published

on

President Donald Trump may soon face the sort of reckoning from special counsel Robert Mueller that he’s never experienced before, and those who’ve closely studied him are deeply worried by how he’ll react once Mueller testifies before Congress

Mueller’s much-anticipated July 17 meeting , and the president’s ongoing Twitter rampage, betrays the psychological strain it’s placing on him as he awaits what could be explosively damaging testimony.

“This is a man who has lived dangerously for decades by flirting with the boundaries of propriety, legality and civility,” Trump biographer Tim O’Brien told Politico. “And he is now faced, after years and years of getting away with it, with consequences that are far beyond anything he’s encountered before.”

O’Brien doubts the president’s habitual strategies for avoiding consequences — which served him throughout his scandal-plagued 2016 campaign — will remain relevant if Mueller lowers the boom.

“I think they’re going to be absolutely of no use if the legal consequences are realized at their full magnitude,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump has always managed to stay one step ahead of personal ruin, said a former business associate turned critic, and the power of the presidency has only reinforced that confidence.

“I think he believes that the presidency is too big to fail, too powerful to be taken down,” said former Trump casino executive Jack O’Donnell, “and I think that this is kind of something that he learned in the ‘90s, where the banks basically said to him, ‘You’re too big to fail, we have to back you’ — and they did it, time and time again, in Atlantic City.”

But losing that control could make Trump extremely dangerous, according to a forensic psychiatrist who edited The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.

ADVERTISEMENT

“He has very poor coping mechanisms when he is criticized or when he feels humiliated,” Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee, “and at these points he generally goes into attack mode and he threatens others or tries to get revenge. The Mueller report is of a scale that is probably unlike what we have seen him undergo before.”

Lee sketched out an alarming worst-case scenario for the man who commands the most powerful nuclear arsenal in the world.

“(He could) obliterate observing eyes of his humiliation,” Lee told Politico. “Destroying the world. That, very quickly, becomes an avenue, a perceived solution … for individuals with his personality structure.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected]. Send news tips to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Ivanka Trump visits defense contractor Lockheed Martin to promote apprenticeships

Published

on

President Donald Trump's eldest daughter visited defense contractor Lockheed Martin to discuss apprenticeships for minorities.

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump visited the company's Denver-area facility Monday to discuss its apprenticeship programs and efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees, reported UPI.

The president's daughter and Lockheed CEO Marilyn Hewson heard from several women who benefitted from Lockheed programs, and Trump pointed out that women who earn STEM degrees were more likely to remain in that industry if they receive on-the-job training during school.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Man who believed ‘the Bible is for white people’ gets life in prison after setting black man on fire in gruesome murder

Published

on

A white man from Tennessee has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering a black man by setting him on fire while he slept.

The Daily News Journal reports that 53-year-old John Carothers has pleaded guilty to murdering Robert Miller, a housemate who lived with him at the Frazier Young Supportive Living, which is a home for people with intellectual disabilities.

According to prosecutors, Carothers in March 2018 doused Miller in lighter fluid while he was asleep in his bed and then lit him on fire. Miller would subsquently die from burn-related injuries at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘There’s no racial tension’: Trump claims ‘fantastic relationships’ with black people after ‘go back’ tweet

Published

on

President Donald Trump asserted on Monday that he has "fantastic relationships" with the black community after he told four congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.

At a White House meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump was asked if he was experiencing any blowback from the African-American community.

"There’s no racial tension," the president said, according to a pool report. "We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020."

Via pooler @DavidNakamura: T"rump says: 'There’s no racial tension.' Trump notes low unemployment for black Americans. 'We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020.' "

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image