Is Donald Truly Delusional?

A recent article in US News relates how John Gartner, a psychotherapist at Johns Hopkins University and author of a biography of Bill Clinton, has stated that our new president, Donald Trump, suffers from a psychiatric condition called Malignant Narcissism. Though he realizes that he is breaking to so-called Goldwater rule, which recommends that a physician should not diagnose a patient without interviewing him, Gartner is so concerned that he sidesteps the rule and is quoted as saying, “Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.” The symptoms of Malignant Narcissism that Mr. Trump purportedly manifests are many and include antisocial behaviors, sadism, lack of conscience, and manipulative and aggressive tendencies.

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