Trump was deemed ‘mentally unstable’ and his opponents are quick to point out why

Trump has made yet another public mistake.

Donald Trump 'mentally unstable'
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Donald Trump 'mentally unstable'

Trump has been creating a massive amount of buzz during the presidential race. He has faced a slew of legal challenges which overlapped with his campaigning, and his controversial behaviour in court got him a lot of attention. Like President Joe Biden, Trump has also faced criticism over his age as commentators have asked whether either candidate is fit for service.

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Back in 2017, a controversial book was released that looked into Trump’s mental wellbeing. The publication, called The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, contained essays from various mental health professionals. Their findings are coming back to the forefront after Trump’s recent baffling comments about fellow Republican candidate Nikki Haley.

Donald Trump deemed ‘mentally unstable’

In the 2017 book, Donald Trump was deemed ‘too mentally unstable’ to be President. The psychiatrists who authored the book found that his ‘sociopathic’ tendencies presented ‘a profound danger for America’s democracy and safety’.

The medical experts did not mince their words: Philip Zimbardo, who ran the famous Stanford prison experiment, called Trump ‘an impulsive, immature, incompetent person who, when in the position of ultimate power, easily slides into the role of the tyrant.’

Their assessments have come back to light following Nikki Haley’s comments on his behaviour during his presidential campaign.

Nikki Haley’s comments

Nikki Haley has now raised questions over Trump’s capabilities as a presidential candidate. Speaking about a recent public event that Trump had attended, she said of the former POTUS:

But last night, Trump is at a rally and he's going on and on, mentioning me multiple times as to why I didn't take security during the Capitol riots.
Why didn't I handle 6 January better? I wasn't even in DC on 6 January. I wasn't in office then.

She explained that ‘they’re saying he got confused, that he was talking about something else, he’s talking about Nancy Pelosi’. Haley insisted that she wasn’t saying anything ‘derogatory’ but explained that ‘when you're dealing with the pressures of the presidency, we can't have someone else that we question whether they're mentally fit to do this. We can't.’

Trump has always said that his mental health is solid, but his critics will always be quick to pick up on any mistakes he makes.

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Sources used:

Express: Medical experts warned Donald Trump is 'too mentally unstable to be President'

National Library of Medicine: Books: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

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