Friday, July 07, 2017

President Trump's Mental Health

By Capt Joseph R. John, July 7, 2017: Op Ed # 359

In the below listed opinion piece by nationally renowned Psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Abelow, M. D., about President Donald J. Trump, Dr. Abelow expands in his rebuttal of the non-stop, out of control attacks on the President, by the Progressives, Leftists, the new Marxists Democrats, and Obama’s Organization For Action (OFA).  They continue to mischaracterize ever one of the President Trump’s accomplishments, as they move forward in their plan to effect the first Coup d’ Estate of the President of The United States in 241 years. 

It would be interesting to be able to see psychiatric evaluations of political opportunists who continue to make unfair, frothing at the mouth, out of control vitriol attacks on President Trump; progressives like Maxine Waters, Al Franken, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren (aka Pocahontas), Michael Moore, and talk show anchors on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Show, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.  Mika and Joe poke President Trump, on air, in their expression of deep hatred and their immature obsession with the election of President Trump. Their daily rants continue for three hours a day---non-stop.  Some of their obnoxious comments designed to attack, belittle, and degrade the President of The United States are as follows:

President Trump is “out of his mind”, “a pig”, “lying every day”, “a Nazi”, “destroying the country”, “a fascist”, “does  not display normal behavior”, “a thug”. “mentally ill”, “a dope “, “fearful of women”, “dumb”, “developing a dictatorship”, “ugly”, “creating a malignant presidency”, “ a narcissist”, “a goon”, “going to get someone killed in the media”, “ a smuk”, “ a stupid piece of shit”, “a racist”, “operating with impunity”, “unpatriotic to criticize the press”, “none of what he says is normal”, “he has teensy hands”, “he wants to kill people”, etc.

While Joe, Mica, and the corrupt media, attack and belittle President Trump every day, they expect President Trump to treat them with respect, and dare him to respond to their daily vitriol attacks . 

For 8 years, the media representative, in their double standard, failed to investigate, and repot on the Obama administration’s scandals and  corruption, in violation of the US Constitution.  Obama weaponized the FBI, IRS, CIA, and DOJ, and employed the power of those agencies of the US Federal Government to illegally attack and suppress the civil rights of his political opponents.

In their hostile and perverted evaluation of the President Trump’s very substantial accomplishments over the last 5 months, the corrupt left of center liberal media establishment are no longer reporting the truth about President Trump’s accomplishments.  They continue to report that President Trump hasn’t been able to govern, has not followed through on his campaign promises, and is not making any progress at all.  Below is a partial list of President Trumps accomplishments, in just 5 months:  

  1. President Trump has signed 42 pieces of legislation into law; very few presidents have ever done that
  2. Although Senate Democrats delayed their confirmation for 4 months, President Trump appointed a highly qualified Cabinet,
  3. After 8 years, the economy is getting back on track; the stock market and the S& P 500 Index is at an all-time historic high
  4. The unemployment rate has decreased to 4.7%, while hundreds of thousands of new jobs are being created
  5. The ISIS Caliphate in Raqqa, created in in 2013 and declared in 2014, but never attacked by Obama, has been destroyed
  6. Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, controlled by ISIS for nearly 3 years, but never attacked by Obama, has been taken
  7. US Immigration Laws violated by Obama for 8 years, are now being enforced by ICE, DHS, CBP, Justice, & Border Patrol
  8. The US Military is being rearmed, re-manned, and spare parts are being reordered for all equipment
  9. The 2 million Convicted Criminal Illegal Aliens, released from prisons into the general population by the Obama for 8 years, instead of returning them to their countries of origin, are now being rounded up by ICE and being deported by the thousands
  10. A new conservative Supreme Court Justice has been appointed; thousands of conservative Federal Judges are also being appointed 
  11. The US reaffirmed its support for Israel 
  12. The US withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership
  13. The US withdrew from the UN Global Warming Paris Accords; it unfairly charged “only the US” billions of dollars
  14. The Supreme Court  paused the flow of Immigrates from the 6 failed states that permit Terrorists training in their countries
  15. The President Trump addressed 52 majority Muslim nations in a historic anti-terrorist summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh
  16. The  US put Iran on notice that it would oppose their nuclear weapons development and their state sponsor of terrorism
  17. The US put North Korea on notice that it would take military action if necessary to oppose their nuclear blackmail
  18. President Trump changed Obama’s one sided agreement with Communist Cuba; demanded Cuba return of cop killers living there
  19. The US informed Korea, China, Mexico, Europe, Japan, etc. that it would renegotiate one sided trade agreements
  20. Dismantled many of Obama’s anti-business Executive Orders that suppressed The Free Enterprise System
  21. Reaffirmed “Free Exercise of Religion” for all Americans, especially for Christians who were oppressed over the last 8 years
  22. Ordered construction of the Border Wall to close the wide open Southern Border, to curb drug smuggling and white slavery
  23. Approved completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  24. Approved completion of the Keystone Pipeline. 
  25. Ordered DOJ and DHS to withhold Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities
  26. Ordered all Federal Agencies to cut two Federal Regulation for every new Federal Regulation they impose
  27. Prevented the hiring of all federal employees, outside of the requirement for the enlistment of US Military personnel
  28. Cancelled Obama’s order that forced woman to allow men to use their bathrooms, and shower in their locker rooms
  29. Prevented the US Government for funding abortions performed internationally, that Obama used US federal funds to pay for
  30. Passed a law that allows the Secretary of VA to revoke bonuses, protect whistleblowers, and fire all inept employee
  31. Signed 15 Resolutions reversing Obama’s oppressive Executive Orders
  32. Repealed restrictive regulations on the energy market, and allowed US LNG companies to supply LNG to Europe
  33. Passed “The Vietnam  Recognition Act”, Honoring Vietnam Veterans for their Honorable service in Vietnam
  34. Working diligently to get Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare that has failed the American taxpayer
  35. Working with Congress to decrease the heavy tax burden on American Citizens and the highest taxes on US corporations in the world 
  36. Working with Congress to pass Kate’s Law that will jail deported Convicted Criminal Illegal Aliens if they return to the US
Rasmussen: Trump's Job Approval
MAY 30
MAY 23
MAY 14 

Source: Real Clear Politics.

The latest POLITICO / Morning Consult poll today revealed that a clear majority of voters support President Trump's travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries. Six in 10 voters back the travel ban, with 60% of voters supporting the State Department's new guidelines that require entrants to prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country—unfortunately 28% oppose them, many of the 28% are supporters of CAIR and The Muslim Brotherhood, the two International Terrorist Organization, whose members, Obama placed in thousands of sensitive positions in all US Government Agencies—they have become a “Fifth Column”.

The corrupt and dishonest left of center liberal media establishment continues to use derogatory language whenever they refer to the above listed outstanding accomplishments by President Donald  J. Trump, and they are doing everything in their power to perpetuate their  treasonous “Coup d’ Estate”, working very closely with Obama’s Organization For Action, to disenfranchise 62+ million American voters and bring down The President of the United States.  

In reviewing the actions of President Trump in just the last 5 months, the future for the Republic, over the next 4 years looks very bright, as the Trump administration continues to work to “Right The Ship of State.”  Please review the below listed article by nationally renowned Psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Abelow, M. D., about President Donald J. Trump

Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John.  All Rights Reserved.  The material can only posted on another Web site or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author.  

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62
Capt    USN(Ret)/Former FBI
Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184
San Diego, CA 92108

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
-Isaiah 6:8

Following President Trump's  announcement that the USA would withdraw from the Paris Accord, former CBS anchor (now with AXS TV) slammed the President with a series of ad hominem (eg based on feeling or prejudice, rather than facts, reason, or logic) attacks, that ended with strong suggestions that the President had some serious psychological issues.

Many others have made the same assertion.
Begs the question... What do psychiatrists think?

In the paragraphs below, Dr. Keith Abelow provides his opinions on this subject.

Remarks by Keith Abelow, M.D., Psychiatrist

Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have not personally examined President Trump.

Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has questioned the president's sanity: Donald Trump is stone cold sane.

When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally unstable.

When the same man obviously enjoys the love and respect of his children and his wife, who seem to rely on him for support and guidance; it is extraordinarily unlikely that he is mentally unstable.

When the same man walks into the political arena and deftly defeats 16 Republican opponents and then the Democratic heir-apparent to a two-term president's administration, the odds of that man being mentally unstable become vanishingly thin.

And when that very same man attracts to his team the kind of intellect and gravitas represented (to name just a few) by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and commander of the U.S. Central Command, he cannot be mentally deranged. Period. It is a statistical impossibility.

Those who assert otherwise are political opportunists, or fools, or both (and I am thinking here, in particular, of Sen. Franken).

President Trump is the first human being to win this nation's highest office without having held any other political office or serving as a general. Most political pundits thought his quest was pure folly.

Most journalists assessed his chances as zero. So who was laboring under quasi-delusional thinking?

Answer: Not Donald J. Trump.

Anecdotally, by the way, I have never had one bad Trump experience. Not one. I own several of his ties — all of them of the highest quality. I have stayed in his hotels and never had a single complaint (and I am a born complainer). I have eaten in his New York restaurant — flawless service, excellent food. I own an apartment at Trump Place in Manhattan. Impeccable design, sturdy construction, fabulous amenities. A mentally unstable man would be unlikely to deliver superior products across multiple industries, don't you think?

If you're still worried about the mental stability of the president, note this: The stock market doesn't like instability. Investors, en masse, can take the measure of a man pretty darn well. The stock market has hit record high after record high since Trump's election, and if you think that's an accident, or that investors have all been fooled, it's time to start wondering about your own capacity for rational thought.

I should note that nothing I am saying should besmirch the reputations of men like President Abraham Lincoln or Sir Winston Churchill, both of whom are said to have fought the ravages of major depression or bipolar disorder. One was instrumental in ridding America of slavery. The other was instrumental in saving the world from tyranny.

Mahatma Gandhi, by the way, also reportedly suffered from depression. Psychiatric illness does not, a priori, disqualify a person from rendering extraordinary service to mankind.

Mind you, neither Lincoln nor Churchill nor Gandhi led a nation after becoming a business sensation and television star. That trifecta defines one man: President Donald J. Trump.

Now, think about those who are rabble-rousing about the president's mental status. Take Sen. Al Franken. He's all worried about the president allegedly overestimating the crowd size at his inauguration. But Franken is allied with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who asserted she is Native American, when there is no evidence of that whatsoever.

And they're calling Trump's sanity into question? Really, you can't make this stuff up.

Dr. Keith Ablow, Psychiatrist

Walton H. Owens, Jr., PhD
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
College of Business and Behavioral Sciences
Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631

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