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    Many of us have long been perplexed by the nonsense that Trump spews out of his mouth and wondered just how one person could be so egotistical, hateful, dishonest, hypocritical and contradictory.

    Trump’s behavior and rhetoric has become so worrisome that mental health professionals and conservative political analysts alike have tried to get to the bottom of what lies behind Trump’s disastrous 2016 campaign, which has been riddled with crisis after crisis. Here’s what some of them have had to say:

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    “Donald Trump is not of sound mind.”

    “Trump “appears haunted by multiple personality disorders.”

    “Donald Trump is not a well man.”

    These observations were only more pronounced during Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention last week, when former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed Clinton over Trump and urged America to “elect a sane, competent person.”

    Mental health professionals could not agree more. Trump was pinned earlier this year by Harvard professor and researcher Howard Gardner, who stated Trump was a “textbook” narcissist. Clinical psychologist George Simon could not agree more, stating:

    “He’s so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops.”

    As more and more of these observations are being revealed, conservative political experts are also tuning in to red flags. Stuart Stevens, who was a chief strategist to Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, says that although he is not a psychologist, the evidence is as clear as day:

    “We can gloss over it, laugh about it, analyze it, but Donald Trump is not a well man. There is something definitely off about him. At best, this is a very damaged person. And there’s probably something more serious going on.”

    Northwestern University psychology professor Dan McAdams also agrees that Trump exhibits a “healthy dose” of classic narcissism.

    “Putting his name on everything, talking about himself all the time: this is beyond the pale. I don’t want to argue that it’s a clinical condition … but if there’s a continuum, in terms of narcissistic personality characteristics within a relatively normal population, he’s really way off on the extreme end.”

    Emory University psychology professor Scott Lilienfeld warns that extreme cases of narcissism can lead to abuses of power – something that we’ve seen play out in Trump’s business career. He said, “I don’t think he’s out of touch with reality, I think he knows what he’s doing.”

    However, disability rights journalist David Perry believes that there are several more glaring issues with Trump than just the condition of his mental health. Perry said:

    “He’s a liar, he’s a bigot, he makes bad decisions, he’s erratic and unpredictable. That’s what we need to know. Do we need to then extend a diagnosis to go along with that, to make it really objectionable?”

    These findings are similar to a study that political commentator Keith Olbermann did on Trump just a few weeks ago, where Trump was put through a “sanity test.” When the study was done, Olbermann found that Trump scored high enough on the test to get a diagnosis of clinical psychopathy. You can watch Olbermann’s findings below:

    Featured image via Joe Mahoney / Getty Images


    Patti Colli

    My passion is bringing attention to human rights and equality issues. In addition to writing for New Century Times and other political platforms, I also run a website and digital magazine dedicated to social issues and promoting equality in all forms.