Over the weekend, President Donald Trump alarmed military experts and fellow Republicans when he announced that he'd back a Turkish military operation in Syria. He then pivoted, claiming that he wouldn't let Turkey go too far. As usual, the president announced the major policy shift via Twitter.
As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched… https://t.co/tNjd9bRijx— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1570462689.0
In response, well-known Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert wondered if it was time for mental health professionals to intervene.
"Am I the only psychologist who finds this claim and this threat truly alarming?" he wrote. "Wouldn’t these normally trigger a mental health hold? Right and Left must set aside politics and agree that there is a serious problem here."
Am I the only psychologist who finds this claim and this threat truly alarming? Wouldn’t these normally trigger a m… https://t.co/6td4XGAPMP— Daniel Gilbert (@Daniel Gilbert)1570465576.0