Dr. Justin Frank penned the book “Trump on the Couch.” The book looks at Trump’s mind and erratic behavior. It takes a look at Trump from early childhood to his presidency and shows a man who is in no way mentally fit to run the country,
At the end of his book, Dr. Frank warns that Trump is a dire threat to the safety and security of not only America but the entire world. Frank writes that the power of the presidency is too much for Trump to resist abusing.
He shares that Trump’s lies, greed, delusions, and corruption proves that he is an evil narcissist.
Frank is a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center. He is also a physician with more than 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis.
Frank told Salon that Donald Trump is “essentially a sociopath who has no feelings of care, concern or empathy for other human beings.” He added that he believes that Trump is not capable of feeling guilt or remorse. He also believes that Trump supporters see him as an “infallible deity” and will continue to do as he suggests even if it puts their lives at risk.
“Here is a quote from my book ‘Trump on the Couch.’ “Failure to intervene places the nation’s people, rights and institutions at increasing risk of ending up as collateral damage in the wake of the externalization of Trump’s epic internal struggle,” Frank told Salon.
He adds, “in other words, the struggle between building and breaking is an epic one for Trump. Trump’s impulses towards breaking things have been winning and we are all going to be victims of it. The only way to deal with Trump is to remove him from office. Trump cannot be reasoned with. In many ways, Trump is like a space alien, a force totally foreign to our world and human society.”
Frank then moved on to Trump’s behavior during the coronavirus pandemic.
“During these last few days at his briefings on the coronavirus, and through his pronouncements on Twitter, Trump’s behavior has further devolved. He cannot help himself. At this point, his behavior is like an entry from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” Frank stated.
Frank adds that he believes that Trump himself is a ‘public health risk.’ He called Trump repeatedly calling COVID-19 a “hoax” a dangerous situation and that his late response to the virus put American lives at risk.
“Donald Trump has told at least 16,000 public lies. He is a pathological liar. What happens when someone with that sickness is forced to confront reality?” Frank asked. “For example, what does a mind such as Trump’s do when he actually sees thousands of people died from the coronavirus — something he very recently suggested was a hoax.”
He then added that “Donald Trump could see dead bodies lying in the street from the coronavirus and step over them. Trump would say to himself, ‘Why are all these people lying around? How did that happen?’ Trump would never think that he had anything to do with all of the deaths.”
Frank went on to share that he believes that “there is a part of Trump that is not even fully aware of the depth of his destructiveness. Trump recently sent out a tweet that said, ‘The world is at war with a hidden enemy. We will win.’ Unconsciously Trump is at war with an internal enemy, which is between wanting to be a builder and wanting to be a destroyer. The internal enemy is Trump’s inner destructiveness.”
“The ‘hidden enemy’ is also hidden from Trump himself. Other people see that Trump is the real ‘hidden enemy,’” Frank concluded.