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A Yale psychiatrist who is convinced that President Donald Trump is a dangerous threat is now also diagnosing his supporters.
Dr. Bandy Lee, a forensic psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine, believes those who are currently protesting coronavirus lockdowns across the nation are like “child soldiers” who can turn into “armed troops in the streets” if Trump does not win the election in November.
In a biased and disturbing complaint about the president and his supporters, Lee told Salon that the “armed protests,” supposedly organized by “deep-pocketed groups allied with the president,” are the result of the loyalty Trump demands from his supporters.
Serving as president of the World Mental Health Coalition, Lee has written and warned about Trump, and said his recent comments to “liberate” Democratic-led states was actually a dog whistle to his supporters.
“Subconsciously, it is a loyalty test for the people,” Lee told Salon.
“In Africa, where I did some ethnographic work, child soldiers would be recruited and made to kill a family member to demonstrate their allegiance to the government and not to the family. Similarly, in urban gangs in America, one may be challenged to kill a police officer to prove one’s willingness to uphold gang rules over societal rules,” she said.
“When Donald Trump suggests that the virus be taken as a ‘hoax’, that people gather in churches or that people protest for their own sacrifice, he is actually testing people’s loyalty to the ‘laws’ of his mind over the laws of nature, or even impulse for survival,” Lee claimed.
“The more he abuses them, the greater their devotion grows, since the psychological cost of admitting their mistake is ever higher,” she added, accusing the president of “having no core but wishing to avoid accountability.”
Lee went on to warn that the “psychological effect on the public will eventually be the most harmful — not the devastating pandemic, the economic hardship or even the incompetence itself, but how he hypnotized and misled the public to cover up his ineptitude. ”
She blamed the “mentally compromised president” for causing the coronavirus pandemic and even claimed he “watched with glee as those who did not praise him sufficiently suffered most.”
Lee’s rant continued with her claim that “the more the president abuses his ‘base,’ the more they idolize him and obey what he says.”
“What we are seeing is what mental health experts warned would happen if we left a severely impaired person in an influential position without treatment, and what others have described as a cult,” she argued, going on to make the outrageous claim that the “most insidious” thing is the “contagion of symptoms: prolonged exposure to the president alone causes you to ‘catch’ his worldview.”
The cure, Lee announced, was “removal.”
“Remove the president first, and the people will follow,” she said.
We should not expect a rational breaking point with his base. You may rather have noticed the opposite. We should correctly identify the problem (psychopathology) and properly intervene (remove the influence). https://t.co/HBRzO6X0sI
— Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv (@BandyXLee1) April 24, 2020
And the Yale administration turns a blind eye as one of its own discharges mental diagnoses without ever having met the “patient.”
Naturally, Lee has no so-called professional assessment to offer for Trump’s potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. But using the same standard of delivering a prognosis, Norwegian psychiatrist Fred Heggen believes the Democrat is suffering from “dementia” which is getting worse “at galloping speed.”
The medical director at the Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital’s psychiatric clinic in Oslo called Biden a “possibly demented candidate” in an op-ed published by Nettavisen.
“Of course I may still judge him wrongly, but in my eyes he appears as a person who is already very affected by dementia. And the presidential election is still far ahead. What if his condition worsens further over the next two-three months?” Heggen wrote, according to Summit News.
“This is not scare propaganda on my part,” Heggen added. “Everyone who has had experience with people with dementia knows that a deterioration can come quickly and have a particularly dramatic course.”
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