Trump Launches Insane Flurry Of Attacks On Obama

Trump appears to have experienced some sort of meltdown or psychotic break, launching insane attacks on Obama.

Trump took to his Twitter account Saturday morning, posting a flurry of wild tweets accusing Pres. Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower and defending embattled Attorney General Sessions who had to recuse himself from any federal investigations regarding the Trump campaign in light of the recent disclosure that he had lied to Congress about two meetings he had with the Russian ambassador while serving as a surrogate for Trump.

Is this just another diversionary tactic by Trump, some pitiful attempt to steer the media from the ever increasing Trump-Russia scandal, or something far worse?

Just last month group of 37 psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals published a letter to the editors of The New York Times warning that “Trump’s speech and actions make him incapable of serving safely as president.”

“Mr. Trump’s speech and actions demonstrate an inability to tolerate views different from his own, leading to rage reactions. His words and behavior suggest a profound inability to empathize. Individuals with these traits distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and those who convey them,” they wrote – adding the following dire warning:

In a powerful leader, these attacks are likely to increase, as his personal myth of greatness appears to be confirmed. We believe that the grave emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trump’s speech and actions makes him incapable of serving safely as president.

And this wasn’t the first time mental health professionals have expressed concerns regarding Trump’s state of mind. In November 2015 Vanity Fair published an article questioning Trump’s mental health entitled: “Is Donald Trump Actually a Narcissist? Therapists Weigh In!

And in light of his Twitter meltdown this morning, the observations of clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, pointing to Trump’s bullying nature as being consistent with the narcissistic profile, seem particularly relevant:

In the field we use clusters of personality disorders. Narcissism is in cluster B, which means it has similarities with histrionic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. There are similarities between them. Regardless of how you feel about John McCain, the man served—and suffered. Narcissism is an extreme defense against one’s own feelings of worthlessness. To degrade people is really part of a cluster-B personality disorder: it’s antisocial and shows a lack of remorse for other people. The way to make it O.K. to attack someone verbally, psychologically, or physically is to lower them. That’s what he’s doing.

Licensed clinical social worker Wendy Terrie Behary, the author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, elaborated on the loose connection with the truth that individuals like Trump experience:

Narcissists are not necessarily liars, but they are notoriously uncomfortable with the truth. The truth means the potential to feel ashamed. If all they have to show the world as a source of feeling acceptable is their success and performance, be it in business or sports or celebrity, then the risk of people seeing them fail or squander their success is so difficult to their self-esteem that they feel ashamed. We call it the narcissistic injury. They’re uncomfortable with their own limitations. It’s not that they’re cut out to lie, it’s just that they can’t handle what’s real.

Trump’s morning tweets in their entirety read as follows:

  • The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs……
  • Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
  • Just out: The same Russian Ambassador that met Jeff Sessions visited the Obama White House 22 times, and 4 times last year alone.
  • Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!
  • I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!
  • How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

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