Can Donald Trump be impeached because he is mentally unfit to be president? Yeah, maybe.

By |2019-06-01T04:46:10-08:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

This is an article that was written by a psychologist and two psychiatrists who all agree that Trump’s mental health is making it impossible for him to function as president.

Courtesy of USA Today:

Many of us in the mental health community have been arguing for years that Trump should be removed because he is psychologically unfit. We posted a professional petition online stating that “in our professional judgment … Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of president of the United States.” It garnered over 70,000 signatures, formed a professional organization, Duty To Warn, dedicated solely to this issue and has held rallies across the country, and published a best-selling book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”

Most recently, “Dangerous Case” editor Bandy Lee and a group of colleagues issued a mental health analysis of the Mueller report in which they concluded “there is compelling medical evidence” that Trump “lacks the capacity to serve as president.” He manifests “impaired capacity to make responsible decisions free of impulsivity,” as well as an “inability to consider consequences before taking action, detachment from reality, paranoid reactions, creation of dangerous conditions, and cognitive and memory difficulties.”

While some have tried to dismiss these professional assessments as partisan, that charge is belied by the members of Trump’s own administration, who have privately mused about the 25th Amendment. “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the Cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment,” wrote the anonymous author of a famed New York Times op-ed. White House staff frequently texted “#TFA” among themselves whenever Trump “did something that was just so insane, and so crazy, and unhinged,” Omarosa Manigault Newman told MSNBC. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to reports, admitted that he proposed invoking the 25th Amendment, though he later claimed (unconvincingly it seems to us) to have been joking.

However, the Republican Cabinet will never invoke the 25th, so where does that leave Democrats?

After Trump’s temper tantrum in the White House last week, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland said, “Most of us on the Judiciary Committee have just thrown up our hands” and said “let’s go ahead and launch an impeachment inquiry.”

In the same interview on NBC News, he said, “Today the 25th Amendment has come resurging back into focus because of these extraordinary events that took place in the White House. … Speaker Pelosi showed her compassionate side when she said there should be a family intervention. Unfortunately, some conditions are way beyond the capacity of a family intervention to address. This might be far more serious.”

Citing Lee’s mental health analysis of the Mueller report, Raskin said, “The president is failing at every level of basic mental and cognitive health. He cannot take in information successfully. He cannot process information successfully. He cannot engage in decision-making without bias, distortion, impulsivity, impetuosity, and he cannot keep himself and others free from danger.”

Though Raskin did not directly cite Trump’s lack of mental fitness as the constitutional ground for opening an impeachment inquiry, the context suggests that it was certainly on his mind, and adds to the urgency to the need for such an inquiry, if nothing else. Clearly Congress has an obligation, as James Madison said, to protect the nation against a chief executive who has demonstrated “incapacity.”

I don’t think that there are too many people who read Trump’s tweets and think he does not suffer from a mental illness of some kind. 

Mental health professionals have been ringing this bell now from even before Trump took office, and I think it is high time that people start listening to them. 

Simply put you cannot have a crazy person running the damn country. 

And that is EXACTLY what is happening. 

So yes, I think starting impeachment proceedings based on mental fitness for the job is a completely viable option. 

In fact, it may be the best reason of all. 

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8 Comments

  1. Canadian Observer June 2, 2019 at 4:00 am

    His mental instability is there for the world to see and yet he continues to occupy the highest office in the nation. His bizarre and dangerous behaviour is still being accepted by a large section of American voters as normal. Why is that?

    • HRH June 2, 2019 at 8:19 am

      Better a crazy racist than a sane person who isn’t.

  2. Anonymous June 2, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Don’t forget today is national pray for trump day 🙂

    • Anonymous June 2, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Also National Cancer Survivor’s Day. I hope we do, this stage four.

  3. WWE3 June 2, 2019 at 7:41 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/02/trump-impeachment-brand.html

    “This is all conducted in public. It would be such a spectacle, unlike anything that we saw with Watergate or even with Bill Clinton because the media environment right now is so different.”
    “What they are worried about is losing more seats in 2020. That’s a big concern because this president is able to have his voters, his people, take on his fights as if they’re their own fights. And by portraying this as a witch hunt, as a redo of the 2016 election while the 2020 re-election is taking place, I think that worries a lot of Democrats because they see that as an advantage for the president because he’s saying they’re sore losers.” “Trump’s political and business brands are both in the gutter, but the thought process reveals a president who is still viewing the Oval Office as a stage and marketing opportunity.” “Trump wants the fight over impeachment, but he doesn’t want to be impeached.” OJ

  4. Anonymous June 2, 2019 at 7:55 am

    “Hesitations persist among Democrats, despite the indisputable evidence that Trump put his own narrow self-interests and those of foreign powers ahead of the nation’s by taking actions to obstruct an investigation into Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election and subvert U.S. democracy.” “from U.S. civil rights history underscores that the obligation of Congressional representatives is to enforce the law, enact legislation, and uphold the Constitution.” “The larger issue involved in a proposed Trump impeachment is, of course, the threat his governing poses to our national security and well-being.” “Overall, the reality of the “sweeping and systematic” interference by Russia and Trump’s attempt to hide, as well as his refusal to address it, makes us question whose interests he serves when making governing decisions.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/01/how-civil-rights-history-can-guide-democrats-in-impeachment-decision.html

  5. Anonymous June 2, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    This is one of your dumbest articles, Gryphen. Democrats should begin impeachment proceedings pretty soon even though the Senate Republicans will never convict because we have to stand up for the Constitution and rule of law first and foremost. But Trump’s cabinet and VP are even more partisan and corrupt than the legislative branch GOP and successfully removing Trump via the 25th amendment places an even higher bar for those craven jackasses to clear. There isn’t even one Justin Amash-level Republican among his cabinet and likely never will be and yet you present this as though it’s a genuinely viable option. With that reasoning, I’m expecting you next to suggest Democrats try really hard to work with somebody like Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz or Lindsey Graham. It’s absolutely preposterous!

  6. Moles June 2, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    If this President doesn’t qualify for Impeachment it makes the whole process pointless. Even when the Senate kills it, which it will, it still leaves Trump in the position of going into the 2020 election as a candidate under investigation according to the articles of Impeachment. He will have been charged with specific crimes/misdemeanors and even if the Senate squashes them, the civil courts can go after him with far fewer restrictions than Congress. I say bring it on.

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