In recent weeks there have been several reports characterizing the mental stability of President Donald Trump. Some of these have been partisan assessments by political opponents. Others have been more detailed warnings from mental health professionals about his “malignant narcissism”. There have even been bipartisan bills drafted to mandate a White House psychiatrist. However, “Doctor” Keith Ablow, a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, has his own professional diagnosis that comes to a different conclusion. He believes that Trump is as sane as you and I. But the reasons he gives are – well – batshit crazy.
Ablow starts off with a disclaimer that he has never examined Trump. It is considered unethical for doctors to make diagnoses of people who have never personally been under their care. Funny, Ablow never bothered to offer that disclaimer when he was unethically (and absurdly) diagnosing President Obama. What follows is a rundown from his latest article for Fox News. In it Ablow says Trump is totally sane because:
He’s rich and famous:
“When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally unstable.”
Of course. Everyone knows there aren’t any wealthy business people with mental illness. They can just buy some new sanity if they lose theirs. Rich people are always perfect in body, mind, and bank account. Take Howard Hughes for example.
He’s a good family man:
“When the same man obviously enjoys the love and respect of his children and his wife, who seem to rely on him for support and guidance, it is extraordinarily unlikely that he is mentally unstable.”
Indeed. And Trump is so stable that he’s currently on his third wife. And each of his marriages have been marred by flagrant and public infidelities. Plus, his current wife and their child rely on him so much for support that they declined to live with him in the White House.
He’s a political wrecking crew:
“When the same man walks into the political arena and deftly defeats 16 Republican opponents and then the Democratic heir-apparent to a two-term president’s administration, the odds of that man being mentally unstable become vanishingly thin.”
Because nothing says mental stability like viciously maligning your own party colleagues with childish nicknames and outlandish allegations. Just ask Lyin’ Ted Cruz whose father worked with JFK assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
He’s a bureaucrat magnet:
“And when that very same man attracts to his team the kind of intellect and gravitas represented (to name just a few) by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and commander of the U.S. Central Command, he cannot be mentally deranged. Period. It is a statistical impossibility.”
That’s right. After all, who ever heard of someone accepting a lucrative and powerful government job when offered one? That’s especially true of unqualified nominees like Carson, Rick Perry, and Betsy Devos. And the billionaire, Goldman Sachs, swamp dwellers have their own selfish reasons.
But perhaps the most profoundly absurd defense of Trump’s sanity was Ablow’s personal testimonial and endorsement of Trump branded products and services:
He’s a walking infomercial
“Anecdotally, by the way, I have never had one bad Trump experience. Not one. I own several of his ties — all of them of the highest quality. I have stayed in his hotels and never had a single complaint (and I am a born complainer). I have eaten in his New York restaurant — flawless service, excellent food. I own an apartment at Trump Place in Manhattan. Impeccable design, sturdy construction, fabulous amenities. A mentally unstable man would be unlikely to deliver superior products across multiple industries, don’t you think?”
Seriously? Ablow thinks that Trump is the picture of sanity because ties manufactured in China, but branded with his name, meet his standards as a consumer. Similarly, Ablow’s Trump Place condo is in a building that the Trump Organization developed but does not own. And does any sane person think that Trump is responsible for the food and service at a restaurant with his name plastered on the front?
Ablow went on to suggest that the performance of the stock market is another indication of Trump’s mental health. Sure, it’s up about 2,000 points since the election. It’s notable that none of Trump’s fiscal policies have been implemented in that time. Nor would it reflect on his sanity if they were. However, since he’s handing out credit, Obama must be super-sane, because the market rose 12,000 points during his presidency. Except that, as noted above, Ablow has already diagnosed Obama as mentally challenged. Nevertheless, it’s clear that the markets are still running on the economic policies of the Obama administration.
And if it weren’t enough for Ablow to construct a preposterous case for Trump’s mental health, he also had to portray his critics as mental deficients. He called anyone who questioned Trump’s psychological status “political opportunists, or fools, or both.” Then he singled out Sen. Al Franken as an example. Specifically, he called Franken’s sanity into question because Franken and Elizabeth Warren are allies and Warren once said she had Native American ancestry. First of all, she only said that because that’s what her parents told her. Having never bothered to fact-check her parents doesn’t make her nuts. But regardless, how would that reflect on Franken? Ablow’s psychological prognosis implies that anyone affiliated with Warren is crazy.
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Ablow closes by saying “And they’re calling Trump’s sanity into question? Really, you can’t make this stuff up.” Wrong again. Ablow just proved that you can make up whatever the hell you want and Fox News will publish it. After all, this is the same guy who wrote that Donald Trump’s narcissism is exactly what America needs. And my personal favorite, his treatise praising the Unabomber. Now that certifies him as a perfectly sane psychiatrist, don’t you think?
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And don’t forget that Ab-blow said that Newt Gingrich would make a great president because he had multiple affairs (so same criteria as Trump, I guess), but Bill Clinton should be impeached because he had multiple affairs.
I think the “Doctor” needs to see a Doctor. Kevorkian, preferably, if it wasn’t for the minor fact that he’s kind of dead.
why do you say things that are so IRRELEVANT !!!!
Proving that Ab-Blow is incompetent, not to mention unhinged, is VERY RELEVANT. This is a man who provides his “medical” opinion on people he has never evaluated in any professional setting, which goes against the rules of the American Medical Association, not to mention the American Psychological Association, and his “opinions” are clearly dependent upon the party to which his “subjects” belong. He will say one thing to protect and honor a Republican, and the completely opposite thing to condemn and malign a Democrat.
This man has no credibility, and he should not present himself as a medical expert. My statement, therefore is VERY RELEVANT, because it shows this man for exactly what he is. Fox Spews has this man on solely because he is willing to follow Fox Spews talking points that anything a Democrat does is wrong no matter what it is, and everything a Republican does is fantastic and wonderful, and he will invent a medical reason WHY. That is NOT how a professional doctor should act, and he should not be treated as one by Fox — or any reputable news media. Which is why, I am sure, no other network will present this hypocrite as a medical expert; only Fox, which cares less about his medical opinion than his political orientation.
We should forgive Randy, he’s not too bright. And, as he always informs us, he’s not from this country so maybe English isn’t his first language and he doesn’t understand real good the words that he is seeing.
So called Dr Ablow sounds as if he is off his meds. Unfortunately the viewers of fake Fox News will believe him. Frankly, I’d give Dr Ablow a “pants on fire” rating for his comments.
RIGHT…and Dr. Phil is ALSO someone to take advice from.
I am old enough to have personally experienced similar words of praise being spoken about Adolf Hitler in 1938. Mr Ablow’s head want examining.
the problem is no one in Washington ever expected an outsider to win and re structure a fresh govt like a businessman rather than a bought off political hack like the Clintons , Obamas , Kerrys , and Bidens .. surprise ! the american people not the liberal elites took hold of whar they wanted,,,,, which were JOBS … often promised but ever happening under the democrats or republicans who allowed China and NAFTA to take them away and replace our workers income with FOOD STAMPS .. Washington crushed their dignity and their income and now Wisconsin , Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan want a different kind of president .. One who is a businessman who meets a payroll not a flunky elected lawyer who feeds of the ills of mankind like the CLINTON’S , OBAMA’S , KERRY , AND BIDENS ,,, they’ve had enough BS from govt elected phonies who only show up at election time with
promises never fulfilled historically. Why not give Trump a chance and stop the accusations and comparisons with Hitler because too remember who he was being im in my 80s . Trump is successful businessman and as Coolidge once said the business of america is Business .. we need jobs and a better GDP than 1.7 pct for 8 yrs after the real estate crash .. and we need to get those 90 million people back to work and off the sofas watching the NBA .. Take away their free cell phones and get the an alarm clock to get to work EARLY .. As for inviting more immigrants ? why to further destroy our nations economic engine as they work for less money and keep our unemployment high? are we that stupid that we don’t understand that a strong economy is what makes a strong nation both militarily and economically … stop protesting and get a damn job …
There is so much ignorance in that comment it’s hard to know where to begin. And none of it addresses the topic of this article. Typical wingnuttery.
I’ll start by noting that it’s insane to think that Trump isn’t the elite.
Also, the government is NOT a business and shouldn’t be run like one.
Also, Obama created 15 million jobs. Clinton created 22 million.
Also, food stamps supplement income, not replace it. And they stimulate growth.
Also, Trump stiffed his employees and contractors and went bankrupt 4 times.
Also, Trump has had a chance and blew it.
Also, there aren’t 90 million unemployed.
Also, immigrants built this country and provide more than they consume.
Also, don’t tell people to stop protesting. That’s un-American.
I know none of this will sink in. You’re too entranced by the orange glow of the Trump Cult. But I thought I’d document it anyway.
I give you credit, to be able to see the forest through the trees, as so many complainers on here refuse to do . Put the blame on somebody else, that’s what i keep reading here……SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRY………..DON’T EXPECT YOUR COUNTRY TO SUPPORT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Put the blame on somebody else, that’s what i keep reading here……SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRY………..DON’T EXPECT YOUR COUNTRY TO SUPPORT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Oddly, that’s not the point of the article AT ALL, Randy! And I still haven’t seen your response about the “irrelevance” of my comment earlier. Guess you don’t have any. That’s all right, Randy, you can admit your own irrelevance in this conversation. Just do it on Fox Nation where you belong.
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