Mental health experts see Trump’s cognitive abilities deteriorating in real time.

By |2019-04-04T08:12:30-08:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

Yeah, there’s a problem!

Courtesy of HuffPo:

President Donald Trump’s recent confusion with words and facts, including about his own father, could be signs of pre-dementia and deteriorating cognitive skills, mental health experts warn.

“The ‘Tim Apple’ episode a few weeks ago, his calling Venezuela a company, and then yesterday, confusing his grandfather’s birthplace with his father’s, mispronouncing ‘oranges’ for ‘origins,’ and stating out of the blue, ‘I’m very normal,’” recited Bandy Lee, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University who has been waving red flags about Trump’s mental state for years. “There is no question he needs an examination.”

“I think he’s suffering from pre-dementia. And it’s only getting worse,” said John Gartner, a clinical psychologist with practices in New York City and Baltimore.

Both acknowledged that they have not given Trump a full examination and could not offer a definitive diagnosis, but Gartner noted that the president’s behaviors are on full view every single day. “The evidence is right in front of our eyes,” he said.

Speaking in the Oval Office Tuesday, Trump said that his father was “born in a very wonderful place in Germany.” In fact, his father was born in the Bronx. It was his paternal grandfather who emigrated from Germany. The president also said repeatedly that he wanted to take a look at the “oranges” of the special counsel investigation against him, when he clearly meant “origins.”

Last month, Trump called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” ― but later claimed that he had, in fact, said “Tim Cook Apple,” but people missed “Cook” because he’d said it very rapidly, and finally claimed that he was trying to save time by skipping some words.

“That was real cognitive slippage,” Gartner said. “And then he tried to cover for it.”

Seriously, how long have I been saying this?

I think this is a golden opportunity for mental health professionals to observe the deterioration of a powerful man’s mental faculties happening right before our eyes.

It is like being on an out of control thrill ride with no end in sight and no assurance that the whole thing will not fall apart before the ride is over. 

I am at times both terrified and fascinated.

But mostly terrified. 

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  1. Beaglemom April 5, 2019 at 4:17 am

    This has been going on since Don the Con walked onto the public political scene – in 2015 – and I suspect it all began before that. Obviously he cannot handle the stress of the job that he is so totally unqualified for and uninterested in. Any time you read a long-ish (two full sentences can do it) statement from him you realize that it is all gibberish. Don the Con is clueless and not in an innocent way.

  2. Anonymous April 5, 2019 at 4:51 am

    I’m annoyed that people pretend the crazy and demented isn’t happening.

  3. anonymous April 5, 2019 at 7:16 am

    “In a 12-page memo sent to top House Democrats, Cohen’s attorneys said Trump “encouraged Cohen to lie and say all Moscow Tower project contacts ended as of January 31, 2016 using ‘code’ language — telling Cohen during various conversations that there was ‘no collusion, no Russian contacts, nothing about Russia’ after the start of the campaign.’”The more than 100 pages of documents included with Cohen’s memo claim to lay bare a “conspiracy to collude” with the Russian government during the campaign, along with an array of other crimes by the president. The memo also for the “first time discloses Michael Cohen’s testimony to the Mueller team and to other non-public testimony to congressional committees,””

  4. anonymous April 5, 2019 at 7:21 am

    A bOOkkk

    “a friend of Trump’s, said the president has casually discussed how such a book could be used to dish dirt and settle scores with his foes in the media, the Democratic Party, non-loyal Republicans, law enforcement, and even individuals in his own administration. Trump, according to this person, noted that this memoir could help “correct” the “fake news” already published in popular books and newspapers, and give him the opportunity to spin a juicy yarn on his time at the heights of power.

    The source recalled there was at least one time when he heard the president say, “that’ll go great in a book,” referring to something that had just happened in a social setting. The implication left was that Trump was passively taking note of potential fodder.”
    ““I don’t think he’d be able to keep his mouth shut to have the revelations land at the right moment,” one top publishing source said. “But I do think he’d be able to get his supporters to buy it as merchandise.”

    • Beaglemom April 5, 2019 at 7:59 am

      We know that the “tell all book” will not be written by Don the Con. His writing is at least as bad as his speaking. Gibberish – nothing but gibberish.

  5. anonymous April 5, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Trump is completely LOSING IT when it comes to the stock market and the Fed. He needs to stop ASAP – he’s going to throw us into a full-blown Depression.

    He’s a madman (and, no, I’m not a liberal – I’m a conservative).

    Does this man have any idea what he’s talking about; or what’s actually going on with the economy? You cannot claim this is the strongest economy “ever” and then call for “quantitative easing”

  6. Anonymous in Chicago April 5, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Personally, I think his mental decline is due to years of substance abuse either snorting Adderall or Cocaine or both (sniff, sniff). Trump’s eyes are almost always dilated. Check out his eyes at his next White House press event. Compound a drug habit with a narcissistic personality disorder and this guy is driving the train with no brakes. And did you notice the weird look on Trump’s face when he repeatedly couldn’t verbalize the word origins?

    Get the white coats and bring along some orange jumpsuits, too. I don’t care how we get him out of the White House, just as long as he’s gone.

    • AnonCO April 5, 2019 at 8:36 am

      Went back & really watched his face when he said “oranges”, and I recognized that look. My late father-in-law suffered from dementia, and I saw that look when he was struggling to formulate a sentence, but the right word just wasn’t there… scary.

  7. anonymous April 5, 2019 at 8:07 am

    rump confirmed Friday he will skip the “boring” White House correspondents’ dinner later this month, on April 27 >saying he’ll hold a rally instead.
    rump said his rally, in a still undecided location, will be “a big one.”

  8. anonymous April 5, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Trump’s Latest Deceased Target Is Barbara Bush: ‘Look What I Did to Her Sons’
    “Donald Trump can’t stop picking fights with dead people. First came his attacks on Republican war hero John McCain, now he’s offered up some derisive comments about another giant of the party, Barbara Bush. The former first lady delivered some damning comments on Trump before her death almost a year ago. In the new book The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of a Dynasty, she’s quoted as calling Trump “a symbol of greed” and saying she no longer considered herself to be a Republican because of his presidency. In a Washington Times interview, Trump hit back at those comments. “I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons,” said the president. He went on to lay into her son Jeb Bush, saying: “Look, she’s the mother of somebody that I competed against. Most people thought he [Jeb Bush] was going to win and he was quickly out. I hit him very hard in South Carolina.””<the DailyBeast

  9. anonymous April 5, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    “These aren’t Trump gaffes. They’re symptoms.” “d now he is confusing a judge with a 15-year-old girl. Trump has always lived in his own fantasyland, but these statements this week show a basic lack of language and comprehension skills. Trump is in decline”

  10. Anonymous April 6, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Someone must have a list that includes not only the gaffes and mental lapses but also the walking off. The exiting the plane and walking off away from the limo, the shaking hands and walking off stage, the walking off before signing the executive order.

    There are dozens of instances of his mental deterioration.

    This last “oranges” think is serious. The Blacklist just had a character who has this problem aphasia I think. I looked it up. It’s not good and yes, it can be a sign of dementia.

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