In a surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan this Thanksgiving, President Trump gave a speech that a psychiatry professor says is a hint that Trump is suffering from an obvious mental decline.
In a tweet this Friday, John M. Talmadge said Trump’s speech was more of the same “’I am great’ stock phrases” that “even when written grow stale from overuse & inaccuracy,” adding that Trump used the same old vague claims of “vapor-like achievement” which are “typical of dementia, lack of thinking, lack of awareness.”
“Every audience looks alike to Trump,” Talmadge wrote.
#Presidementia Afghan Edition: same “I am great” stock phrases even when written grow stale from overuse & inaccuracy. Vague claims of vapor-like achievement, typical of dementia, lack of thinking, lack of awareness. Every audience looks alike to Trump. https://t.co/yEk6bKKmyG
— John M. Talmadge, MD (@JohnMTalmadgeMD) November 29, 2019
As the Inquisitr points out, Talmadge is careful to note that his opinions about Trump are his own and do not represent the institution that employs him.
This isn’t the first criticism leveled at Trump from Talmadge. Speaking to Newsweek last month, Talmadge said that Trump’s “brain failure is hard for normal people to understand because for normal people, abstract thought is natural, baked in, largely unnoticed.”
In 2017, twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argued in a book that it was their duty to abandon neutrality and “warn” America about the “clear and present danger” of Trump’s mental state.
‘Empty the Pews’ chronicles the ‘nurtured insanity’ of a fundamentalist upbringing
There is a great exodus taking place in Christian circles. Can it be called a loss of faith? I don’t think so. It is rather a loss of confidence in everything at once. Christianity has always been about “the Word,” but these days, words don’t seem to matter. They’ve lost their power to describe and convince in the face of horrible deeds, from climate-change denial to the persecution of trans people to the wholesale abandonment of Christ’s teachings in favor of abusive meanness. The hard-right white evangelical voter gave us Trump. The church sat silent as industrial oligarchs ruined the earth.
‘Impeach him again!’ Assange sets off bombshells with Trump pardon claim
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims President Donald Trump dangled a pardon through a Republican lawmaker if he agreed to cover up Russia's involvement in 2016 election hacking.
Assange's lawyer Edward Fitzgerald told a London court Wednesday that former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher had passed along the offer in exchange for testimony that Russia had nothing to do with DNC leaks -- and the allegation shocked legal experts and other social media users.
Religious leaders need ‘Empty the Pews’ — which chronicles the darker side of the ‘Nones’ phenomenon
Empty the PewsEdited by Lauren O’Neal and Chrissy StroopEpiphany Publishing (November, 2019)
In 2020, the rise of the so-called religious “Nones”—those who claim no religious affiliation—has evolved from a story of interest to a small niche of readers into an entire genre on the religion beat. While the term None has some usefulness as a blanket descriptor, we are beginning to understand that most individual stories about religious disaffiliation are far more complicated than just checking “none of the above” on a survey. Stories about the decline in Gen Z, Millennial and Gen X believers are a regular feature in secular news—Religion News Service even publishes an entire column dedicated to statistical data on Nones, compiled by the sociologist Ryan Burge—and a growing number of books exploring the narrative stories of Nones have appeared in recent years, including a book of my own.