No. President Trump is not mentally ill. And he is not racist.
Since he took office, President Trump has been harshly criticized of being emotionally deranged, whether it be his comments or his actions. Even on the campaign trail, he was bashed and deemed to be “mentally unfit” to become the leader of the free world. Even by Hillary Clinton, who time and time again, has proved to have psychological issues when having seizures live on air, coughing fits, or strange lesions on her tongue. But has President Trump really proved to be unfit for the role, and for a lack of better terms used by much of the left, “crazy”?
The simple answer is no. Sure, he’s tweeted that he has a “much bigger button under his desk” than Kim Jung-Un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Many often choose the path of “He’s going to begin nuclear warfare” when in reality, he’s done and said the exact same thing in the past. Many felt threatened that if he became President, he would have access to the nuclear codes and would go bezerk at any given time. He’s called Kim Jung-Un “rocketman” and put much of the mainstream media on edge, even though this “bombastic” rhetoric was used long before he was even a presidential candidate. In 2012, he gained over 100k retweets when saying “I’ve never seen a thin person drink Diet Coke”. He called out Anthony Weiner for being a “pervert”: “Pervert alert. @RepWeiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.” And most of all, he continuously called out Rosie O’ Donnell, who only a couple of weeks ago, told theDailyWire editor Ben Shapiro “suck my d***”.
He claimed to have been a “stable genius”, but while having had many successful enterprises and leading up to a net worth of over $10B, it’s safe to say that that is true.
And the latest bombshell is to have allegedly called Haiti and Nigeria “shi*thole countries”. Haiti, in fact, has a travel advisory at the moment. This has nothing to do with the predominant race in Haiti, but rather that their poverty, crime, and corruption rates are through the roof. And don’t let that shun the fact that Haiti was funded mostly by the Clinton Foundation. Contrary to the typical narrative, this is not racist because it was not directed towards Haitians or Nigerians. It was towards the countries. Whether true or not, many past political icons, such as Hillary Clinton, called black people “superpredators”, joked about “colored people’s time”, or have countless eyewitnesses that allege the former Secretary of calling her aide “A f**king Jew Bastard”. President Lyndon B. Johnson called black people “ni****s”. Lindsey Graham called countries south of Texas “hellholes” (which includes Haiti). Former Vice President Joe Biden was talking with an Indian-American voter when he tried to crack a joke: “You can’t go to a 7-eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.” And in actuality, President Obama used a classified code word, “mess”, to call Libya a “sh*t show”, having a direct parallel to President Trump’s comments. But despite all of those examples, how is that any different from being “textbook racist”?
Mainstream media, like CNN, have reported numerous bogus live-on-air stories covering Trump’s derangement. For example, CNN decided to outline in a dinner of his, his constituents received one scoop of ice cream while he had two. In another one, it was to have been reported that President Trump had put ketchup on his well done steak during a dinner. And while in a televised press conference, he drank his water with both of his hands, putting CNN on edge and claiming he had dementia. It was even brought to the attention of the American people that, while camera crew for CNN were hiding in the bushes filming, he was actually playing golf in one of his Florida properties.
These were all considered “newsworthy”. This shouldn’t appear as new to anyone. But when leftists claim President Trump is crazy, that is deemed hypocritical.
Kathy Griffin holding a mock Trump severed head while covered in blood, is crazy. Rioting in the streets because one doesn’t like the result of the election, is crazy. Shooting up a baseball field full of Republican Congressmen, is crazy. Burning and setting college campuses ablaze because you cannot respect an opinion, is crazy. Screaming at the sky helplessly like an escaped mental asylum patient, is crazy. DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison endorsing a terrorist organization recognized by the DHS and the FBI, known as Antifa, is crazy. Christine Teigen needing to take medication because she simply cannot handle “the behavior of the President”, is crazy. Looting and vandalising local businesses, is crazy.
The list seems to be endless with examples that speak for itself. It’s an extremely conspicuous matter that has caused many liberals to be outraged. Many on the left are trying to undo democracy by accusing a president of being mentally ill without any basis whatsoever. Psychiatrists are attempting to take Trump out of office because he’s “mentally ill”. This is exactly what psychiatrists did in communist China, communist Russia, and apartheid South Africa. They simply locked these “patients” in mental asylums because they were accused of mental incapability.
If President Trump was mentally ill, he would not have been able to accomplish a 3% GDP growth even with the impact of three hurricanes, prioritize women-owned businesses for around $500 million in SBA loans, end Obama’s deal with Cuba, and remove 36% more criminal gang members than in FY 2016.
Last but not least, to believe that the 25th amendment is going to be invoked upon our President because you do not agree with his policies, is crazy. Stop using the rhetoric of mental health to criticize the President for his actions, comments, or policies. Fundamentally, it contradicts the goal of politics, which is supposed to be based on discussion and engagement, not name-calling. Psychiatrists haven’t examined President Trump. They haven’t subjected him to the protocols of personality assessments that would typically go into an ordinary diagnosis. Rather, they are leveraging their professional knowledge and status to “assess” his mental health for purposes of political criticism and complete disagreement.
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Jorge Velasco is a Political Analyst at Nova News Breaking and theDailyLead.