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Psychiatrists sign petition against Trump

Updated on May 6, 2017

Back in the 1990's I didn't have access to the internet, but I read newspapers often. I was impressed with a newspaper story that was published in the March 2, 1998 issue of the Detroit News. The story was written by an Associated Press writer named John Diamond, and it was titled: 'Be unpredictable in nuke policy, study urges'. I've still got a photo-copy of that newspaper story. The story says that the U.S.A. should maintain the threat of nuclear retaliation with an 'irrational and vindictive' streak to intimidate other countries. I am quoting from the article, it says 'irrational and vindictive'.

This recommendation came from a U.S. government study that was made public in 1989, the study was titled 'Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence'. That was in 1989. Today, nineteen years after that article was written, the Pentagon has finally got the irrational and vindictive nuclear policy that they wanted, they've got it embodied in the man known as Donald Trump. They've got a lunatic in the white house, and this lunatic has got his finger on the nuclear button, ready to kill millions of innocent people. I'm not the only one who is saying that Trump is a lunatic. There are 41,000 psychiatrists who are saying the same thing. It was only a few weeks ago when a group of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists and psychologists from all over America signed a petition. After only a few weeks, they gathered over 41,000 signatures, and these are the signatures of 41,000 psychotherapists who are calling for Trump to be removed from office because he is mentally ill. Trump is insane.

If you've been reading stories on the internet about Trump's antics, you've probably already heard about some of the remarks Trump has made. What about the time that he said a traitor should be thrown out of an airplane, as his punishment for treason? The U.S. constitution makes 'cruel and unusual punishment' illegal. Throwing someone out of an airplane would certainly be cruel and unusual punishment. Trump had endorsed torture of prisoners, saying simply, 'Torture works!'. Trump has tried to ban Moslems from traveling to the U.S.A. solely on the basis of their religion, although the U.S. constitution grants freedom of religion. The Civil rights Act of 1964 also establishes a degree of religious freedom, so it's obvious that Trump wants to stand in violation of the U.S. constitution and also stand in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

I think that the petition that was signed by 41,000 American psychiatrists was not enough. Similar petitions should be circulated in foreign countries. In Russia, all the psychiatrists in Russia should sign a petition that says keep Trump out of Russia because Trump is insane. In France, all the French psychiatrists should sign a petition that says keep Trump out of France, because Trump is insane. In Germany, all the German psychiatrists should sign a petition that says Trump should be kept out of Germany. It is my sincere wish that all of Trump's supporters will someday be held responsible for this outrage.


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      Mikki95210 5 months ago

      The man calling himself the president of the United States in 2017 has most of us terrified because of his irrational tweets and the way he encourages violence among our own people. Please, for God's sake, get him out of there before he kills us all. He is a danger to the whole world with his fingers on our nuclear codes. Please do this for America. For the world.

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      ptosis 5 months ago from Arizona

      Under the interpretation of the Goldwater Rule shrinks are not supposed to give a professional opinion but in July 2017vdozens of mental health professionals signed a letter in February that said : Trump's "speech and actions demonstrate an inability to tolerate views different from his own, leading to rage reactions," and show "a profound inability to empathize."

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      Alternative Prime 8 months ago from > California

      Honestly, did the WORLD really need another Black & White EXAMPLE of Donald John Trump's "Psychological Defect" and total disregard for OUR Laws, Precedent & Constitutionional Structure?? Well, we got another Astounding EXAMPLE yesterday when he "ABUSED his Power" 2 REMOVE a KEY Investigator who was COMPILING a Work Product Pertaining 2 "Trump and or his Campaign / Russian Ties" ~ This occured while the GRAND Jury in this evolving critically important case issued the first Subpoenas ~

      BYE BYE Donald but look on the BRIGHT Side, after serving your time if of course you're still KICKIN', I''m sure for a small concession or licensing fee to your BOSS Vladimir Putin, he'll grant U permission 2 set up a brand new shiney "Trump UNIVERSITY" adjacent 2 the Kremlin in Moscow ~

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      Yes Dear 8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      this will be one for the history books. just imagine when we go back and watch his behavior during the campaign.

      and watch hillary accurately predict this ditz's decline. "temperamentally unfit"...ya think?

      how about treasonous traitor. its all going to come out. and you ap, were the first person to mention his Russia connection here on hp.

      and i suppose you noticed the Russian operative? wikileaks threads day after day after day.....

      no matter. this clowns going down. woof

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      Alternative Prime 8 months ago from > California

      Obviously Paula has NEVER Investigated the Public INFO Available pertaining to Trump and or Sessions or, she watches FOX Loser Network Exclusively, or she's in DENIAL of the FACTs as unfortunately many are, or she just enjoys watching a Crooked Politician Desperately Attempt 2 STRIP Health Insurance from herself & MILLIONs of Americans while collecting a HUGE Windfall 4 himelf ~

      Several Psychiatrists and or PROFESSIONALs have appeared and continue 2 appear on our National Airwaves to WARN us & the Entire WORLD about the current state of Donald's Mental Health ~ Their Diagnosis of his "Mindset & Behavior" according their opinion, is less than Promising and or Flattering ~

      When an individual claims Ted Cruz' father was somehow involved in the assassination of JFK, said individual is probably DELUSIONAL ~ When an individual claims there is no DROUGHT in the Southwest when at the time there is a severe drought, said individual is probably DELUSIONAL ~ When U DENY Climate Change, you're probably DELUSIONAL & when an individual exercises "Habitual Dishonesty", there's definately something WRONG Upstairs ~

      Here's just one example of a SANE, Rational Human Being RIGHT ?? ~ Believe it or NOT, this strange looking irrational thing now Occupies OUR White House ~

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      Yes Dear 8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      kookoo bird sessions...who jails a woman for laughing at him. takes a lot of dumb to think that he is good for anything but helping vladimir putin steal another billion dollas.

      but, then again, if not for a lot of dumb, we wouldn't have ditzy donald as president.

      stupid is as stupid does. *god bless*

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      Paula 8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Anthony....Even if this only took you 5 minutes to write, it's a shame you totally wasted 5 perfectly good minutes.

      This is in no way a "believable" article~~certainly not by anyone with an IQ over 70.

      There is not even ONE, authentic, professional or ETHICAL Psychiatrist who would disgrace, shame or liable themselves and/or subject their self to immediate legal repercussions to do what you have FALSELY claimed here. In fact, you would do well to delete this before a group of Mental Health medical professionals take serious action against YOU for publishing such a grotesque & ludicrous statement. What the hell were you thinking?.. to say nothing of insulting the intelligence and common sense of your readers?

      Every single one of the Loco Libs here who have jumped on this, have of course, gone overboard simply because they all get off on anything & everything that could possibly shine more & more negativity on Trump. They TOO are fooling no one but making hateful asses of themselves as they continually do. They have the right to embarrass themselves all they choose. It's expected from all of them with the possible exception of People Power........................Mike, I am shocked at your comment! YOU, of all people who always (every time) demand proof, data, links, news articles and/or something to back up claims made!!!

      Somehow you just let this particular article slip by? You seriously disappoint me. Have you become this incredibly desperate to insult Trump anyway foolish way you can?? How sad you have stooped so low. The rest of these bloodhounds are beyond moral behavior so no one takes them seriously anyway.

      Anthony, I will do you the courtesy of telling you that TODAY, I am forwarding your garbage hub to the American Association of Mental Health Professionals, as well as Attorney General Sessions. Best of luck!

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      Ara Vahanian 8 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I am glad that psychologists and psychiatrists across this country have signed that petition. Donald Trump is in office due to an outdated, old system known as the Electoral College which doesn't really work anymore. He said that he would be the President for all Americans, yet he has been doing the exact opposite of that. Let's bring more awareness and inform the public that the man is a deranged, wealthy loser that cares for no one but himself. Voted up!

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      Alternative Prime 8 months ago from > California

      At the very least, Donald John Trump Exhibits Clear Signs of the following Mental Illnesses and or DISORDERs ~ Narcissism, Sociopathy, Delusional Behavior & Beliefs, a SEVERE Detachment from REALITY, Paranoia coupled with Dangerous Erratic Episodes of Uncontrollable ANGER, Inferiority Complex ~

      These are just the ILLNESSES he suffers from that can be identified on the SURFACE, a logical assumption would be to conclude his Mental Health Issues run VERY Deep and would encompass several additional "Psychological Encumbrances" ~

      An individual who EXHIBITs Signs of just one of the above should be REMOVED from OUR White House IMMEDIATELY ~

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      Mike Russo 8 months ago from Placentia California

      I wrote a hub about Trump suffering from Narcissist Personality Disorder giving examples as how his behavior fits the profile. But I was told by a Hub member shrink that it is unethical to diagnose a patient without them meeting the person and then performing the diagnoses. I read an article by the person who created the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and he said he is just a wretched person and has the personality of a total jerk, but he is not suffering from NPD...I think the jury is still out and due time we will see. Thanks for writing the article.

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      Alternative Prime 8 months ago from > California

      Mentally ILL, Demented, Delusionary "Drumpy Trump" Obviously ADOREs Hitler & Mussolini but unfortunately 4 him being HISTORY Ignorant as he is, he never read the last chapters which vividly illustrate the GRUESOME Demise of these 2 EVIL Dictator's ~

      The Logical Conclusion is that Trump is an ILLEGITIMATE Fraud who Loaded Up his "PSEUDO Presidency" with his Filthy Family of GRIFTERs who are USING Our Premises & COUNTRY Exclusively 4 PERSONAL ENRICHMENT ~ The GOOD News? The RESISTANCE is BEATING him DOWN & Winning and soon, even his gullible little "Trump SHEEP" will SNAP Out of it and realize they voted 4 a Reprehensible CON-Man Charlatan who could care less about them & will hold him accountable 4 VIOLATING our Constitution ~

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      Oztinato 8 months ago from Australia

      Yes Donald is obviously nuts.

      Only a psychopath could invite Russia to tamper with the USA election process and then pretend it never happened.

      Donald, as the British say, is "barking mad".

      History is repeating itself. Hitler was also "barking mad" and appealed to the worst aspects of the very worst people in society while quietly murdering his way to the top. The younger Hitler was able to keep a thin veneer of surface sanity to the media but Donald is much older and has already slipped into early onset dementia while in a psychotic state so his madness is in public view. Sycophantic fanatics rationalise Donald as an eccentric genius which is also "crazy".

      To have a demented barking mad psychotic aged lunatic at the helm is the most dangerous thing to happen to the USA in living memory.

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      Yes Dear 8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      i'm with you 100%. but you know as well as i do, that they will never ever take responsibility, and somehow will blame it all on obama or hillary clinton.

      its an abomination, and they are happy about it!!

      watch. just watch. i'm betting if it keeps up, hubpages will be forced to be a pro-trump only site.

      as with everything else.

      freedumb. freedumb. yayyyyyy