Wednesday on MSNBC while discussing her online petition demanding Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump undergo a psychiatric evaluation, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) said every single item on the criteria to make the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder “is a perfect description of Donald Trump.”
Bass said, “I have a health care background. I haven’t been in health care for a number of years, but I have been shocked that the health care community is not raising the alarms. All I’m saying is that if you Google the definition of narcissistic personality disorder — you really only need to meet half of the criteria — every single item on the criteria to make this diagnosis is a perfect description of Donald Trump.”
She continued, “He is running to be the president of the United States with the power to launch a nuclear war. In that position I think it’s completely inappropriate. You can have a lot of personality disorders and function very well. You know, he’s a successful businessman. You can look down at that criteria and see why he’s a successful businessman.
She added, “I think the power of the presidency, one, in our country, but also in terms of dealing with international leaders, it is a completely inappropriate diagnosis and disorder to have to be the president of the United States and to lead the free world. He has demonstrated this. He has no ability to have empathy. He clearly is out of control even to his own detriment. He can only deal with people who admire him. If you give him any criticism, he comes unglued. And that is not the trait of somebody to be the president of the United States.”
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