Alan Blotcky, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, freelance writer, expert witness, blogger for Psychology Today and Salon, who wrote an scathing article in Salon about the mental health of former President Donald Trump.
In his professional analysis, he attempts to dissect the true nature of his psychopathologic personality. He doesn’t pull any punches, as he shows, through the behavior we’ve all witnessed, that Trump is not delusional at all, but has a propensity toward true narcissistic malevolence.
Blotcky begins as he notes that he continuingly hears all over social media that Donald Trump has become delusional. His inexorable fixation on his Big Lie is viewed as proof of his madness.
Trump, on the other hand, is not at all detached from reality. He’s well aware of what he’s doing.
He understands the difference between truth and deception; he just doesn’t care if deception gives him what he wants.
Trump is cunning, deceptive, and hell-bent on getting his needs, wants, and desires met at any costs.
Trump’s “delusion” is nothing more than a conspiracy theory that he believes has momentum among his millions of fans.
His “delusion” is calculated and deliberate: He was robbed of the election; he will be reinstalled as president in August (or at a later date); he may run for Speaker of the House in order to impeach President Biden; and he will most likely run for president again in 2024.
He clings to his “delusion” because it has maintained him in power as the aggrieved and victimized’s cult leader.
Trump is a psychopath, not delusional. https://t.co/srxCsnQ2GP
— Alan Blotcky, PhD (@ABlotcky) June 9, 2021
His “delusion” has made him the Republican Party’s pied piper.
Defining Trump as a psychopath misses the topic entirely. It gives an excuse to a man who doesn’t deserve one.
Trump is a megalomaniac who is afraid, vengeful, and anti-American. This combination of characteristics explains his “state” or “condition” after leaving office on Jan. 20.
Trump is afraid because he faces a huge list of possible criminal accusations. His concerns have been heightened by the appointment of a grand jury in New York.
He believes that if he is re-elected president, he will be immune from the indictments leveled against him.
As a result, he’s looking for a means to get the November election overturned through “audits” and promoting the lie that he’ll be re-elected in August.
Since Mary Trump is trending:
— (((Adult in the Room))) (@BelsonElaine) June 9, 2021
This isn’t a hallucination. It’s the wishful thinking of a humiliated and discredited former leader, who also happens to be a criminal.
Trump gets a kick out of destroying those who aren’t devoted to him. He is aggressively attempting to smear the Republican candidates who have not backed him.
Look at who he now despises: Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Liz Cheney, and so on. His vengeance is not the same as delusion.
Who he despises can shift in an instant, depending on how he interprets the current transaction. At one point, McConnell was essentially his friend.
By instigating an uprising against our government on January 6, Trump demonstrated that he is anti-American. He despises democracy and is unconcerned with the will of the people.
Simply put, he wants to be a tyrant. To a guy greedy for the taste of power, greed, and adoration, disobeying the Constitution and destroying our country are nothing.
I am so sorry you are going to support that meglamaniac Trump. I fear for our country.
— Jan (@biloxichoctaw) May 25, 2016
That is not a delusion in any way.
Trump is a narcissist who believes he is smarter, wealthier, and more powerful than everyone else. His pompous and superior character is reinforced by everything he says and does.
He never admits to making a blunder. He never expresses regret after a loss. He is a firm believer in doubling down on a position.
He could care less about the citizens of this country. His pastime is robbing people.
Despite being impeached twice and losing the national election by a margin of 7 million votes, Trump continues to project a false sense of grandeur. That isn’t an illusion; it is his psychological self-preservation mechanism.
It’s a mistake to think of Trump as insane. That would imply that psychiatric medicine may help him overcome his mistaken beliefs.
The sooner you start calling Trump a delusional psychopath, the sooner you will be considered a serious journalist.
— Dan Cooper (@ItsDanCooper) June 3, 2021
Medication, on the other hand, will not help a psychopath with malignant narcissism. A manipulative and exploitative opportunist cannot be fixed with medication.
Shamelessness and a lack of moral compass are unaffected by medication. A self-serving “delusion” cannot be cured with medication.
Trump continues to pose a serious threat to democracy. To preserve his own skin and further his selfish power and avarice, he will throw anybody and everything under the bus.
He is more than willing to demolish or flick away democracy if it comes in the way. Remember his delight as he watched the attempted coup against our country on television?
He believed that his de facto coronation as dictator would take place on January 6. That had always been his plan. He is not a schizophrenic, but an authoritarian.
How much longer will we tolerate this dangerous ex-president? How much longer will the GOP be stuck in the wasteland of his sociopathic mind? How much longer will democracy remain in jeopardy? When will a new, energized Republican leader emerge?
The normalization of Trump came from more than just his followers and enablers. It also came from the media, and from many of us. Our longstanding respect for things, and our sense of exceptionalism, made it difficult for us to fathom that America actually elected a psychopath.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) June 5, 2021
These are the day’s most critical issues. It’s not a question of whether Donald Trump is insane. He isn’t one of them. He’s significantly worse than that.