It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to figure out that the president’s behavior is that of a madman. Whether it’s an act or intentional is immaterial: The damage that Donald Trump has caused both nationally and internationally over the last two-plus years will take many more years to rectify.
Early on in the Trump administration, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell went where very few journalists dared to go. He brought on experts who way back then understood that the president's mental processing was unlike that of any previous president. His delusion, narcissism, and propensity to lie were constant.
As his administration continues its path to maximal chaos, the president's irrationality has increased. In just the span of a few days, the president's irrationality bordering on madness was out for all to see.
- He created a false crisis with Denmark over the “purchase” of Greenland.
- He created a false narrative for letting Russia back into the G7.
- In a statement that would be considered blasphemous by evangelicals of the past, he referred to himself as the “chosen one” and the “King of Israel” as he talked about the trade war.
- He accused Democratic-voting Jews of being “disloyal.”