Psychiatrist On ‘The Essential Emptiness Of President Donald Trump’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Psychiatrist On ‘The Essential Emptiness Of President Donald Trump’ | The Last Word | MSNBC


LUNATIC. LUNATIC. HE IS NOT WELL. HE IS NOT WELL. THOSE ARE NOT MY WORDS, THOSE THOSE ARE NOT MY WORDS, THOSE ARE THE WORDS OF ANDREW GILLUM, ARE THE WORDS OF ANDREW GILLUM, FORMER DEMOCRATIC MAYOR OF FORMER DEMOCRATIC MAYOR OF TALLAHASSEE, WHO CAME IN SECOND TALLAHASSEE, WHO CAME IN SECOND FOR LAST YEAR’S RACE FOR FOR LAST YEAR’S RACE FOR GOVERNOR IN FLORIDA, ECHOING GOVERNOR IN FLORIDA, ECHOING WHAT HAS BECOME MAINSTREAM WHAT HAS BECOME MAINSTREAM THINKING ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH THINKING ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DURING A WEEK WHICH INN STATES DURING A WEEK WHICH INN WHICH THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID, HE WHICH THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID, HE IS THE KING OF THE JEWS, THE IS THE KING OF THE JEWS, THE SECOND COMING OF GOD, THE CHOSEN SECOND COMING OF GOD, THE CHOSEN ONE. ONE. THE SAME WEEK IN WHICH, EVEN THE SAME WEEK IN WHICH, EVEN THOUGH HE SEES HIMSELF AS A THOUGH HE SEES HIMSELF AS A KING, A GOD, A CHOSEN ONE, KING, A GOD, A CHOSEN ONE, DENMARK SOMEHOW FOUND THE DENMARK SOMEHOW FOUND THE STRENGTH TO DEFY HIM AND REFUSE STRENGTH TO DEFY HIM AND REFUSE TO SELL GREENLAND TO THE UNITED TO SELL GREENLAND TO THE UNITED STATES. STATES. AND SO THE PRESIDENT, THE KING, AND SO THE PRESIDENT, THE KING, THE GOD, SAYS HE CANCELLED A THE GOD, SAYS HE CANCELLED A TRIP TO DENMARK EVEN THOUGH HE TRIP TO DENMARK EVEN THOUGH HE PROBABLY CANCELED THE TRIP TO PROBABLY CANCELED THE TRIP TO DENMARK BECAUSE HE KNOWS DENMARK BECAUSE HE KNOWS PRESIDENT OBAMA IS SCHEDULED TO PRESIDENT OBAMA IS SCHEDULED TO GO TO DENMARK A FEW WEEKS AFTER GO TO DENMARK A FEW WEEKS AFTER WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE TRUMP WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE TRUMP TRIP AND PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD TRIP AND PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD SURELY GET A MUCH MORE POSITIVE SURELY GET A MUCH MORE POSITIVE RECEPTION FROM A MUCH, MUCH RECEPTION FROM A MUCH, MUCH BIGGER CROWD THAN DONALD TRUMP BIGGER CROWD THAN DONALD TRUMP COULD HAVE MARSHALED. COULD HAVE MARSHALED. PRETTY CRAZY TO SOBER, CAREFUL PRETTY CRAZY TO SOBER, CAREFUL POLITICIANS LIKE ANDREW GILLUM, POLITICIANS LIKE ANDREW GILLUM, WHO HAVE NEVER BEFORE CALLED A WHO HAVE NEVER BEFORE CALLED A POLITICAL OPPONENT A RAVING POLITICAL OPPONENT A RAVING LUNATIC. LUNATIC. WELL, WE TOLD YOU SO. WELL, WE TOLD YOU SO. ONE MONTH INTO THE TRUMP ONE MONTH INTO THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY, WE HAD OUR FIRST PRESIDENCY, WE HAD OUR FIRST DISCUSSION OF THE PRESIDENT’S DISCUSSION OF THE PRESIDENT’S MENTAL HEALTH ON THIS PROGRAM MENTAL HEALTH ON THIS PROGRAM WITH PSYCHOLOGIST JOHN GARTNER WITH PSYCHOLOGIST JOHN GARTNER AND FORMER PROFESSOR OF AND FORMER PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AT HARVARD MEDICAL PSYCHIATRY AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL, LANCE DOTUS. SCHOOL, LANCE DOTUS.>>IF WE COULD CONSTRUCT A>>IF WE COULD CONSTRUCT A PSYCHIATRIC FRANKENSTEIN PSYCHIATRIC FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER, WE COULD NOT CREATE A MONSTER, WE COULD NOT CREATE A LEADER MORE DANGEROUSLY MENTALLY LEADER MORE DANGEROUSLY MENTALLY ILL THAN DONALD TRUMP. ILL THAN DONALD TRUMP. HE’S A PARANOID, PSYCHOPATHIC HE’S A PARANOID, PSYCHOPATHIC NARCISSIST WHO’S DIVORCED FROM NARCISSIST WHO’S DIVORCED FROM REALITY AND LASHES OUT REALITY AND LASHES OUT IMPULSIVELY AT IMAGINED ENEMIES. IMPULSIVELY AT IMAGINED ENEMIES.>>HE LIES BECAUSE OF HIS>>HE LIES BECAUSE OF HIS SOCIOPATHIC TENDENCIES THAT DR. SOCIOPATHIC TENDENCIES THAT DR. GARTNER WAS TALKING ABOUT, THAT GARTNER WAS TALKING ABOUT, THAT HE LIES IN THE WAY ANYBODY WHO HE LIES IN THE WAY ANYBODY WHO SCAMS PEOPLE DOES. SCAMS PEOPLE DOES. HE’S TRYING TO SELL AN IDEA OR A HE’S TRYING TO SELL AN IDEA OR A PRODUCT BY TELLING YOU SOMETHING PRODUCT BY TELLING YOU SOMETHING THAT’S UNTRUE. THAT’S UNTRUE. THERE’S THAT LYING. THERE’S THAT LYING. THERE’S ALSO THE KIND OF LYING THERE’S ALSO THE KIND OF LYING HE HAS THAT IS IN A WAY MORE HE HAS THAT IS IN A WAY MORE SERIOUS, THAT HE HAS A LOOSE SERIOUS, THAT HE HAS A LOOSE GRIP ON REALITY. GRIP ON REALITY.>>IF HE WAS A PARANOID>>IF HE WAS A PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC AND HE WAS WEARING SCHIZOPHRENIC AND HE WAS WEARING A TINFOIL HAT, THEN HE WOULDN’T A TINFOIL HAT, THEN HE WOULDN’T BE ELECTED PRESIDENT. BE ELECTED PRESIDENT. BUT HE’S JUST SANE ENOUGH, AS IT BUT HE’S JUST SANE ENOUGH, AS IT WERE, TO PASS. WERE, TO PASS. BUT ACTUALLY DETACH FROM REALITY BUT ACTUALLY DETACH FROM REALITY SO THAT WHAT IS REAL IS FLUID. SO THAT WHAT IS REAL IS FLUID. IT’S TOTAL LILY MALLEABLE ACCORD IT’S TOTAL LILY MALLEABLE ACCORD TO HIS PERSONALITY DISORDER. TO HIS PERSONALITY DISORDER.>>LATER THAT YEAR, DR. GARTNER>>LATER THAT YEAR, DR. GARTNER AND DR. DOTUS CONTRIBUTED AND DR. DOTUS CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES TO THE BOOK “THE ARTICLES TO THE BOOK “THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP: DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP: 27 PSYCHIATRISTS AND MENTAL 27 PSYCHIATRISTS AND MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS ASSESS A HEALTH EXPERTS ASSESS A PRESIDENT.” PRESIDENT.” A NEW EDITION OF THAT BOOK WAS A NEW EDITION OF THAT BOOK WAS PUBLISHED THIS YEAR WITH 10 MORE PUBLISHED THIS YEAR WITH 10 MORE ENTRIES WHICH THEN CHANGED THE ENTRIES WHICH THEN CHANGED THE SUBTITLE TO “37 PSYCHIATRISTS SUBTITLE TO “37 PSYCHIATRISTS AND MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS ASSESS AND MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS ASSESS A PRESIDENT.” A PRESIDENT.” IN THAT BOOK DR. DOTUS WRITES, IN THAT BOOK DR. DOTUS WRITES, MR. TRUMP’S SOCIAL I DON’T MR. TRUMP’S SOCIAL I DON’T PATHIC CHARACTERISTICS ARE PATHIC CHARACTERISTICS ARE UNDENIABLE, THEY CREATE A UNDENIABLE, THEY CREATE A PROFOUND DANGER FOR AMERICA’S PROFOUND DANGER FOR AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY AND SAFETY, OVER TIME DEMOCRACY AND SAFETY, OVER TIME THESE CHARACTERISTICS WILL ONLY THESE CHARACTERISTICS WILL ONLY BECOME WORSE. BECOME WORSE. JOINING OUR DISCUSSION IS DR. JOINING OUR DISCUSSION IS DR. LANCE DOTUS, FORMER ASSISTANT LANCE DOTUS, FORMER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AT HARVARD MEDICAL CENTER, ANALYST HARVARD MEDICAL CENTER, ANALYST AT THE BOSTON PSYCHO ANALYTIC AT THE BOSTON PSYCHO ANALYTIC SOCIETY AND INSTITUTE. SOCIETY AND INSTITUTE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ONCE THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ONCE AGAIN. AGAIN.>>MY PLEASURE.>>MY PLEASURE.>>YOU TOLD US IN 2017 THAT IT>>YOU TOLD US IN 2017 THAT IT WAS GOING TO GET WORSE. WAS GOING TO GET WORSE. YOUR WORDS, “WILL ONLY BECOME YOUR WORDS, “WILL ONLY BECOME WORSE.” WORSE.” IS THAT WHAT WE’RE SEEING THIS IS THAT WHAT WE’RE SEEING THIS WEEK? WEEK?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. DONALD TRUMP, BECAUSE HE HAS A DONALD TRUMP, BECAUSE HE HAS A FUNDAMENTAL NEED TO BE ALL FUNDAMENTAL NEED TO BE ALL POWERFUL AND ALL LOVED, CAN’T POWERFUL AND ALL LOVED, CAN’T STAND CHALLENGES. STAND CHALLENGES. AND THE NATURE OF DEMOCRACY IS AND THE NATURE OF DEMOCRACY IS THAT IT CHALLENGES PEOPLE. THAT IT CHALLENGES PEOPLE. WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE OPINION. WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE OPINION. SO THE MORE — IT WAS SO THE MORE — IT WAS PREDICTABLE ONCE HE GOT INTO A PREDICTABLE ONCE HE GOT INTO A POSITION WHERE PEOPLE WOULD POSITION WHERE PEOPLE WOULD CHALLENGE HIM, THERE ARE TWO CHALLENGE HIM, THERE ARE TWO PARTIES, HE WOULD BECOME MORE PARTIES, HE WOULD BECOME MORE UNHINGED. UNHINGED. IN THE INTERVIEW TODAY, FOR IN THE INTERVIEW TODAY, FOR EXAMPLE, ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF EXAMPLE, ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE, HE SHOWED THAT. THE WHITE HOUSE, HE SHOWED THAT. AS YOU WATCHED HIM RESPOND TO AS YOU WATCHED HIM RESPOND TO PEOPLE, THE MORE THEY CHALLENGED PEOPLE, THE MORE THEY CHALLENGED HIM, THE MORE HE RANTED. HIM, THE MORE HE RANTED. HE STOPPED RESPONDING TO THE HE STOPPED RESPONDING TO THE QUESTIONS AND INSTEAD HE STARTED QUESTIONS AND INSTEAD HE STARTED TO TALK ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WERE TO TALK ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WERE AGENTS OF FAKE NEWS. AGENTS OF FAKE NEWS. HE SAID THAT THEY WOULD GO OUT HE SAID THAT THEY WOULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS SOON. OF BUSINESS SOON. BASICALLY, THEY WOULD DIE. BASICALLY, THEY WOULD DIE. THAT NBC AND “THE NEW YORK THAT NBC AND “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WOULD BE DEAD WITHIN SIX TIMES” WOULD BE DEAD WITHIN SIX YEARS. YEARS. THIS IS THE SAME KIND OF THING THIS IS THE SAME KIND OF THING THAT HE DID WHEN HE WAS A THAT HE DID WHEN HE WAS A CANDIDATE WHEN HE SUGGESTED CANDIDATE WHEN HE SUGGESTED SOMEONE PROTESTING AT HIS SOMEONE PROTESTING AT HIS CAMPAIGN RALLY BE TAKEN OUT AND CAMPAIGN RALLY BE TAKEN OUT AND BEATEN UP. BEATEN UP. HE CAN’T STAND ANYTHING THAT HE CAN’T STAND ANYTHING THAT DISAGREES WITH HIM, AND THE MORE DISAGREES WITH HIM, AND THE MORE YOU CHALLENGE HIM, THE MORE YOU CHALLENGE HIM, THE MORE UNHINGED HE BECOMES, THE MORE UNHINGED HE BECOMES, THE MORE PARANOID, AND THE MORE VIOLENT, PARANOID, AND THE MORE VIOLENT, POTENTIALLY. POTENTIALLY.>>TODAY HE’S SAYING THAT THE>>TODAY HE’S SAYING THAT THE REASON HE’S CANCELING HIS TRIP REASON HE’S CANCELING HIS TRIP TO DENMARK IS THE PRIME MINISTER TO DENMARK IS THE PRIME MINISTER USED THE WORD “ABSURD” TO USED THE WORD “ABSURD” TO DESCRIBE DONALD TRUMP’S IDEA. DESCRIBE DONALD TRUMP’S IDEA. AND HE KEPT SAYING, REPEATEDLY AND HE KEPT SAYING, REPEATEDLY IN THAT TALK TO REPORTERS YOU’RE IN THAT TALK TO REPORTERS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY, REPEATEDLY TALKING ABOUT TODAY, REPEATEDLY SAYING THAT WAS SUCH A NASTY SAYING THAT WAS SUCH A NASTY WORD, BAD WORD TO USE, “ABSURD.” WORD, BAD WORD TO USE, “ABSURD.” HOLD THAT IN OUR MINDS WHEN WE HOLD THAT IN OUR MINDS WHEN WE CONSIDER DONALD TRUMP’S CONSIDER DONALD TRUMP’S RELATIONSHIP TO KIM JONG-UN, WHO RELATIONSHIP TO KIM JONG-UN, WHO HE USED TO CALL ROCKET MAN. HE USED TO CALL ROCKET MAN. THAT’S WHAT DONALD TRUMP USED TO THAT’S WHAT DONALD TRUMP USED TO CALL HIM. CALL HIM. AND AT THE SAME TIME THAT HE WAS AND AT THE SAME TIME THAT HE WAS CALLING HIM ROCKET MAN, KIM CALLING HIM ROCKET MAN, KIM JONG-UN WAS CALLING HIM THE JONG-UN WAS CALLING HIM THE MENTALLY DERANGED U.S. DOTARD. MENTALLY DERANGED U.S. DOTARD. AND THEN EVENTUALLY, AFTER ALL AND THEN EVENTUALLY, AFTER ALL OF THAT, DOCTOR, DONALD TRUMP OF THAT, DOCTOR, DONALD TRUMP THEN EVENTUALLY TURNED INTO THE THEN EVENTUALLY TURNED INTO THE GUY WHO LOVES KIM JONG-UN. GUY WHO LOVES KIM JONG-UN. LET’S LISTEN TO THAT PART OF IT. LET’S LISTEN TO THAT PART OF IT.>>AND THEN WE FELL IN LOVE.>>AND THEN WE FELL IN LOVE. OKAY? OKAY? NO, REALLY. NO, REALLY. HE WROTE ME BEAUTIFUL LETTERS. HE WROTE ME BEAUTIFUL LETTERS. AND THEY’RE GREAT LETTERS. AND THEY’RE GREAT LETTERS. WE FELL IN LOVE. WE FELL IN LOVE.>>WHAT ARE WE SEEING IN ALL OF>>WHAT ARE WE SEEING IN ALL OF THAT? THAT? HE CANCELS A TRIP BECAUSE OF THE HE CANCELS A TRIP BECAUSE OF THE WORD “ABSURD.” WORD “ABSURD.” THE GUY WHO CALLS HIM A MENTALLY THE GUY WHO CALLS HIM A MENTALLY DERANGED U.S. DOTARD IS SOMEONE DERANGED U.S. DOTARD IS SOMEONE HE THEN EVENTUALLY FALLS IN LOVE HE THEN EVENTUALLY FALLS IN LOVE WITH? WITH?>>WELL, HE DOESN’T REALLY LOVE>>WELL, HE DOESN’T REALLY LOVE ANYONE EXCEPT HIMSELF. ANYONE EXCEPT HIMSELF. THAT’S NOT A SLUR, THAT’S A THAT’S NOT A SLUR, THAT’S A PSYCHOLOGICAL FACT. PSYCHOLOGICAL FACT. PEOPLE LIKE HIM ARE ABOUT HIM. PEOPLE LIKE HIM ARE ABOUT HIM. AND WE SEE THIS NOT ONLY WITH AND WE SEE THIS NOT ONLY WITH THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER, BUT THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER, BUT WITH ALL THE PEOPLE HE WITH ALL THE PEOPLE HE SURROUNDED HIMSELF FOR MOST OF SURROUNDED HIMSELF FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE WHO ARE NOW RECOGNIZED HIS LIFE WHO ARE NOW RECOGNIZED AS CRIMINALS. AS CRIMINALS. AS LONG AS THEY STAY LIL TO HIM, AS LONG AS THEY STAY LIL TO HIM, HE LOVES THEM. HE LOVES THEM. AS SOON AS THEY CHALLENGE HIM, AS SOON AS THEY CHALLENGE HIM, AS SOON AS THEY DISAGREE, THEN AS SOON AS THEY DISAGREE, THEN THEY’RE TERRIBLE PEOPLE. THEY’RE TERRIBLE PEOPLE. WHICH HE HAS SAID ABOUT EACH OF WHICH HE HAS SAID ABOUT EACH OF THESE FOLKS. THESE FOLKS. SO OF COURSE IT MEANS NOTHING. SO OF COURSE IT MEANS NOTHING. HE NEVER LOVED HIM, HE ONLY USED HE NEVER LOVED HIM, HE ONLY USED HIM. HIM. IF HE’S NOT USEFUL TO HIM, HE IF HE’S NOT USEFUL TO HIM, HE STOPS LOVING HIM. STOPS LOVING HIM. THAT’S PART OF THE ESSENTIAL THAT’S PART OF THE ESSENTIAL EMPTINESS OF DONALD TRUMP. EMPTINESS OF DONALD TRUMP. HE DOESN’T HAVE REAL HE DOESN’T HAVE REAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE. RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE. MAYBE HIS PERSONAL FAMILY, WE MAYBE HIS PERSONAL FAMILY, WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT. DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT. BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT HE DISCARDS BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT HE DISCARDS ANYONE WHO DOESN’T FIT HIS ANYONE WHO DOESN’T FIT HIS PERSONAL NEEDS, WHICH MAKES HIM PERSONAL NEEDS, WHICH MAKES HIM UNABLE TO REALLY RELATE TO OUR UNABLE TO REALLY RELATE TO OUR ALLIES AS WELL AS OUR ENEMIES. ALLIES AS WELL AS OUR ENEMIES.>>AND DOCTOR, WE NEED YOUR>>AND DOCTOR, WE NEED YOUR ANALYSIS OF A PRESIDENT WHO ANALYSIS OF A PRESIDENT WHO STANDS UP AND COMPARES HIMSELF STANDS UP AND COMPARES HIMSELF TO A KING, REFERS TO HIMSELF AS TO A KING, REFERS TO HIMSELF AS KING OF THE JEWS, REFERS TO KING OF THE JEWS, REFERS TO HIMSELF IN A GODLIKE WAY, TURNS HIMSELF IN A GODLIKE WAY, TURNS TO THE HEAVENS TODAY AND CALLS TO THE HEAVENS TODAY AND CALLS HIMSELF THE CHOSEN ONE. HIMSELF THE CHOSEN ONE. WHAT IS THAT? WHAT IS THAT?>>WELL, IT’S OBVIOUSLY GRAND>>WELL, IT’S OBVIOUSLY GRAND CROSSTY. CROSSTY. BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF GRANDIOSE PEOPLE, ARE A LOT OF GRANDIOSE PEOPLE, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NARCISSISTIC. ARE NARCISSISTIC. DONALD TRUMP GOES WAY BEYOND DONALD TRUMP GOES WAY BEYOND THAT. THAT. THERE IS A FUNDAMENTAL WAY IN THERE IS A FUNDAMENTAL WAY IN WHICH HE’S EMPTY. WHICH HE’S EMPTY. THERE’S SOMETHING FUNDAMENTALLY THERE’S SOMETHING FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT ABOUT HIM FROM NORMAL DIFFERENT ABOUT HIM FROM NORMAL PEOPLE. PEOPLE. IT’S A PSYCHOTIC-LIKE STATE. IT’S A PSYCHOTIC-LIKE STATE. THE MORE YOU PRESS HIM, THE MORE THE MORE YOU PRESS HIM, THE MORE YOU SEE HOW DISORGANIZED AND YOU SEE HOW DISORGANIZED AND EMPTY HE IS. EMPTY HE IS. THE MORE HE FLIES INTO A THE MORE HE FLIES INTO A DISORGANIZED RAGE. DISORGANIZED RAGE. SO YEAH, AND BY THE WAY, IN SO YEAH, AND BY THE WAY, IN TERMS OF BEING GOD, HE ALSO MADE TERMS OF BEING GOD, HE ALSO MADE SEVERAL WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL SEVERAL WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL FREUDIAN SLIPS DURING THE FREUDIAN SLIPS DURING THE INTERVIEW TODAY. INTERVIEW TODAY. HE KEPT MIXING UP WHO HE WAS AND HE KEPT MIXING UP WHO HE WAS AND WHO THE COUNTRY WAS. WHO THE COUNTRY WAS. HE SAID “I HAVE THE BEST HE SAID “I HAVE THE BEST ECONOMY.” ECONOMY.” I, NOT THE COUNTRY. I, NOT THE COUNTRY. “I DEFEATED THE CALIPHATE.” “I DEFEATED THE CALIPHATE.” IT’S NOT JUST A SLIP OF THE IT’S NOT JUST A SLIP OF THE TONGUE. TONGUE. HE REALLY DOESN’T GET IT. HE REALLY DOESN’T GET IT. HE THINKS OF HIMSELF AS A HE THINKS OF HIMSELF AS A DICTATOR AND IT’S ALL HIM AND NO DICTATOR AND IT’S ALL HIM AND NO ONE ELSE REALLY MATTERS. ONE ELSE REALLY MATTERS.>>DR. LANCE DODES, THANK YOU>>DR. LANCE DODES, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ONCE AGAIN, THANK FOR JOINING US ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR STARTING THIS YOU FOR STARTING THIS CONVERSATION ON THIS PROGRAM. CONVERSATION ON THIS PROGRAM. BACK IN WHAT WAS THE SECOND BACK IN WHAT WAS THE SECOND MONTH, BASICALLY, OF THE TRUMP MONTH, BASICALLY, OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. WHEN I KNOW IT WASN’T WHEN I KNOW IT WASN’T COMFORTABLE FOR PEOPLE IN YOUR COMFORTABLE FOR PEOPLE IN YOUR PROFESSION TO BE ENTERING THIS PROFESSION TO BE ENTERING THIS DISCUSSION, BUT AS YOU SAID AT DISCUSSION, BUT AS YOU SAID AT THAT TIME, YOU FELT MORE DRIVEN THAT TIME, YOU FELT MORE DRIVEN BY THE DUTY TO WARN, AND THAT’S

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100 thoughts on “Psychiatrist On ‘The Essential Emptiness Of President Donald Trump’ | The Last Word | MSNBC”

  • If the media had done their job, then this Presidentcy would never have happened. However, they wanted clicks and sensatialism.

    We got to look into this media model. We know now how it works. Can we figure out a better model?

    By the way, do you know how the US media ranks internationally? … it should be embarrasing to all Americans.

  • Ah…I am a psychiatrist. I completely disagree with Dr. Dodes evaluative comments. He is in ethical and legal violation if he ever did see Potus Trump and discusses his case. He is in ethical and legal violation if he is making any mental health diagnosis WITHOUT seeing Trump. This is msnbc, false news, based only on smear tactics and Dr. Dodes is enjoying a fat $50,000 check for saying what he is saying. He should be reported to the medical board and lose his license.

  • Pathetic. Read Epoch Times. Trump is not at war with 7 countries as drone warrior Obama, did not sign the NDAA, yet you call a sitting president who has slashed bureaucracy (cut two old regulations for each new one) mentally unfit. Did he start WW3? Did he ruin Lybia? Did you apopologize for wasting two years of attention on a phony Russiagate, yet never investigated Spygate?

  • jorge alberto ospna says:

    It’s funny how psychotic medication is use to target the black communities under the guise of mental health care… the biggest farce ever… the medication prescribed to poor black children is deadly… most of the kids will never recover, it is used by rehab programs in Houston Texas by county jail, the county star drug program enforces it with the backing of the174 criminal district court in Houston… the naive an unaware young people are asked to take the medication purely for profit… the drug companies who manufacture these drugs are under indictment and yet they are forced upon the black population in Houston Texas … it is criminal and barbaric as victims who realize their life is in danger are simply sent to jail and threaten by court officials.. even the defense lawyers appointed to the victims would not interfere for fear of the judge.. look it up WHO-A program… a violation of human rights .

  • That's the problem with Obama, always behind Trump's back…
    Those "experts" you bring on look very dopey and scarey, are you sure they did not escape from an asylum?

  • lisa schneider says:

    Psychopaths are the most dangerous people on earth ! in France we call them narcissist manipulative perverts ! Trump needs to be removed and fast !!! He, the one in bresil and north corea all dangerous psychopaths !! they need to be eliminated !! they will start a 3rd world war and will destroy our planet !!

  • Stephen Faherty says:

    The most terrifying thing it’s as though, even when Trump goes away, he will have instilled an ongoing trend towards autocracy. Trump could be just the beginning.

  • Am I the only person who thinks that a world leader declaring "we fell in love" is a completely bizarre thing to say? WTF!?

  • Severus del-Crag says:

    Justin Trudeau has bitterness issues based on my assessment of his words in this video here and current actions he has taken as PM based on what he perceives is criticism so unfair when his father left politics back in the early 1980’s that, to me, he might even believe his father’s death came early because of it. So all he is doing now is payback to an unfair people. It is a vendetta, solely my opinion. The fact, as a video here rumors, that he plans to legalize (“give rights to”) Canadians non-legals on the face of that video’s facts implies his desire to “liquidate” Canada as we know it. If so, how severe, then, would you deduce the extent of his vendetta against historical Canada is?? Everyone must decide for themselves this matter. The total sum of all the facts you’re presented over time, Mr. Sir Peter, and the statements made in today’s videos I think speck clearly for themselves. But all must conclude opinions personally. This is a fair and very quietly sober conclusion to my comments here. Nothing other than whatever you self-evidently say every day to us. Yea? Nay? Aye?

  • Major Depressive Disorder - Treatment Resistant says:

    Andrew Yang said this, but ill say it myself, it should be mandatory for there to be a psychologist or/and psychiatrist in the white house

  • He stops responding to questions, and starts ranting. Classic for a paranoid psychopathic narcissist, we had a neighbor who was committed off and on, same behavior.

  • Is it possible that Trump has aspergers autism, he has similar symptoms of others on the aspergers range of autism, he has no empathy, he lives in his own fantasy world, he is petulant, he thinks everything is about him, these are symptoms of many (but not all) people with aspergers autism

  • Information Warfare says:

    The opinion of even a million psychiatrists who have not even met the president, let alone conducted a thorough evaluation, means absolutely nothing, except that Trump doesn't conform to their image of a president.

  • Notice the vague overview with absolutely no real examples. "He says THINGS that are sociopathic!" okayyyy? lol People think once you become an expert your own personal bias goes out the window.

  • Karen Campbell says:

    It's MSNBC that has the problem. You can find a person to say whatever you want them to say. One month? And you're telling me that Clinton and the man after him were attached to reality? I call BS and MSNBC and this psychiatrist
    .

  • Donald Trump is a pathological liar, a sexual deviate, and obese. He is con man and definitely on “the Chosen One”! He is a sociopath and shouldn’t be in charge of the US nuclear arsenal!

  • You know when your life is TRULY empty? When you're so obssessed with who the president is that it's apparently all you can talk or think about. YOU need a HOBBY, prof.

  • The "chose,n one" is straight out of "The Family" as in C Street and the Fellowship nestled so sweetly in Arlington VA.

  • Donald Roberson says:

    I don't like Trump, but that psychiatrist is breaking the golden rule of psychiatry. You don't diagnose from a distance, and you don't divulge the mental health issues of anybody without their express permission.

  • Biology is the highest truth. It determines thinking capacity, life trajectories, it may accurately be considered 80% of life outcome, but even "nurture", our remaining 20% is linked to environment and ecology.

    All life is biological. And even soul and spirit cannot escape the biological factors of one's mind/body temple.

    Jonathan Bowden. Research him.

    Hispanics, 33% of which voted Trump, did so with their own survival and longevity in mind.

    Who wants to live in an overly crowded overpopulated society? Nobody. No one who stops and considers the consequences. Population management is imminent. We can do it peacefully and democratically, or resign ourselves to the pressure-cooker of a neglected ticking-bomb that is our dystopian cesspool future.

  • A Psychologist who can't speak extemporaneously; he has to read every word he says, GAD?… Well right there, I would question his credentials, and his value as a Psychological Counselor. Maybe he has Joe Biden's problem, but he does not know it yet, DUH? NOTE: And his diagnosis is Paranoid, Psychopathic Narcissist!… While his Harvard colleague's diagnosis is Sociopathic Tendencies, HUH? I took only a few classes in Psychology, but even I know that they are talking about two different psychological problems… Could it be that they both have a psychological problem, like two plain old fashioned, "NUT-JOBS!"

  • Shameless MSNBC promotion of Joe Biden in the face of knowing he’s too far right to win. That’s going to give Trump four more years.

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  • these "doctors" making these unfounded and baseless diagnoses should have their licenses revoked and be censured by the medical and psychiatric community

  • No1More1Mr1Nice1Guy1 says:

    we're back to mental health, didnt work before but now at it again. Mueller didnt work, russia didnt work….. but lets see if this sticks. ffs guys traditional media is laughing at you schmucks for buying into this crap.

  • Very Proud of the President.
    I really like the fact that he can get under the skin of these snow flakes.
    All of you so called mental health experts need to go back and take a fresh look at your own sociopaths behavior.
    Fake news is what it is, unreal statements that are not proven as facts.

  • A sign that 'rome' is falling.

    If the "people" support this, then the people are just as he is or weaker.

    If this is indeed the representation of this country, these folks, then it stands to reason (for those that poses this ability rationally and in an informed/educated manner), that this country has peaked…

    Rome will always fall. It is just a matter of when.

    Reap what you sow people.

  • General T. russel says:

    Donald Trump is very sick, i'm not saying that because i don't like him. I don't. But he is on the way to mental hospital. King of Israel, the chosen one, everybody loves me, i have a very large abrain. I'm a very normal person and a very stable genius. Etc. He is in his own bubble. Rambling, lying so he believes it. Can't separate the truth from lies. He is over the edge. Not abel to be president at all.

  • Flake News!.. Trump was reading out what an Israeli Reporter said.. This is just another DISGUSTING slur! ..The mental Disorders are within the hateful Mainstream. Which is getting WORSE..

  • What good is this talk doing? Congrats, you can "read" Trump, as if he's that hard to read, please report some news O'donnel that you don't have to apologize for because your "rigorous" verifying process didn't check out your sources.

  • jim czerwinski says:

    So America ! You had the choice between electing a president that is insane or one that is a criminal. How many million people in America ? and that’s all you can produce to run the country ! Seems to me you poor folk have lost control of your destiny. Your founding fathers must be rolling in their graves.

  • When is the press going to stop playing this game. He would be stopped dead in his tracks if the press would just stare at him and not say a word or ask a question. Just film it for release. What a show

  • classic sociopath/narcissist. If they don't get their way and get praise they dismiss you, gas light, stone wall.You can tell these people 1+1=2 and they will disagree. I know, my ex refused to compromise, talk, make decisions together. He thought he was so smart refused to look up things, that he put us in the poor house because he insisted he was right all the time.

  • Any mental-health professional who would publicly assert a diagnosis for somebody, who is not their patient, whom they have never met, does so with ignorance and bias and an ulterior motive. The only physician qualified to discuss Trump's health is the White House physician. But they are not going to interview the White House physician because that won't give them the news story that they want. What they will do, instead, is interview the most progressive-liberal doctor, whom they can find; and it comes as no surprise that they find such doctor at Harvard, which does not have a single conservative professor, among its faculty.

  • Michael Froelich says:

    LOL so was Barak Obama mentally ill when he said he had an uncle who liberated Aschwitz and was so traumatized that he went into his parents' attic and didn't come out for seven years? Was that being detached from reality? Get real people. This is politics, not family dynamics.

  • This might be another count in a landmark defamation case that will test the meaning and applicability of New York Times Company v. Sullivan, and could ruin Lawrence O'Donnell and MSNBC.
    It might also ameliorate a real problem with the mass media. A fellow Missourian, Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) was recently quoted in translation by a Portuguese newspaper: "Com o tempo, uma imprensa cinica, mercenária, demagógica e corrupta formará um público tão vil como ela mesma." O Diabo 20 November 2018 p17
    Which I take to mean "In time a cynical venal demagogic and corrupt press will shape a public as vile as itself."

  • Grew up in ozone park queens New York…a typical character …no better…no worse…as long as he leaves Petro dollars alone…usa will be fine…his bs is harmless!

  • Do most of you people that have made comments actually believe this crap, you really have been watching pure propaganda, do you not know that, please put on your thinking caps and watch a wide variety of news, not opinion and editorials!
    Talk about unhinged, MSNBC, you really are low class!

  • This is trash news not worth listening to. Such garbage!!! They're scouring for people full of filth to represent their filth.

  • This is actually illegal. A Psychiatrist can not diagnose any one they have not personally seen and to talk about such is a major HIPPA violation. I hope MSNBC gets butt jammed by the #FCC #FBI

  • To be given the power he has, he has in fact been chosen for this time. If you want a theological perspective, you can get that from any good theologian. However, it is arguably the most powerful position in the world. It has little to do with King of Israel as purported by some and the person who offered it as opinion and not fact.

  • Right now I'm thinking about that information on the side of the box when you purchase a piece of software for your computer.

  • Trump has been supporting rational and things that every other president has refused to do. MSNBC have just totaly lost and especially morning joe.

  • Best President EVER! Your lies are trashing our country because people actually believe this bollocks! If you believe this rube you are a dupe, check a mirror, get your facts straight. This is just Trump Hate Speech. not relevant, just inflammatory. Don't believe it.

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