More than 5,750 people have signed a Change.org petition that seeks to #DiagnoseTrump. The petition, created by Karen Bass, explains that Donald Trump’s behavior is indicative of a person who does not enjoy impulse control — and purports that President Trump would be a very dangerous president to possess the nuclear codes if Donald reaches his presidential codes.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bass is a congresswoman from California who really wants to know if Donald is mentally stable enough to lead a country. Trump’s mental stability has been called into question previously, with Donald’s words and antics on social media and during speeches causing some to worry if Trump would launch a nuclear bomb if he didn’t like something another country’s leader may have said on Twitter.
The petition has grown so popular that #DiagnoseTrump is currently a trending hashtag on Twitter, with more than 2,500 tweets coming into Twitter as of this writing about the topic. The petition called Trump dangerous for the U.S., pointing to Donald’s range of emotions displayed during his presidential campaign run.
Whereas all potential presidents are generally expected to be in good physical condition, the #DiagnoseTrump movement wonders aloud on Change.org if Trump is in good mental condition — one befitting a person set to potentially become a leader of a country.
Bass seems to diagnose Trump herself in the popular Change.org petition, saying Trump displays Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). #DiagnoseTrump urges mental health experts to determine if Donald really has NPD, which some folks can have and still function well in society.
The Change.org petition notes how Trump’s dark view of America — along with his wild tweets — threaten the very fiber of the U.S. and the country’s stability. Bass has asked American Psychiatrist Association-approved or other mental health experts — along with the Republican Party — to perform a personal evaluation of Trump to make sure Trump doesn’t have NPD.
Bass points to the nine symptoms of NPD — as listed below from the Change.org petition — and asks folks to sign her petition urging Trump to be diagnosed if they agree that Trump displays such traits.
“Definition: A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
(1) Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements);
(2) Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love;
(3) Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions);
(4) Requires excessive admiration;
(5) Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations;
(6) Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends;
(7) Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others;
(8) Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her;
(9) Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.”
As seen in the top photo above, Trump appeared on top of a hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday, December 6, 1999. Donald stood next to a sign with a photo of Trump’s face, which read “Trump 2000.” Donald was testing the waters in politics as a would-be “Reform Party” presidential candidate. Apparently, the New York self-proclaimed billionaire has had dreams of leading the free world for a long time now.
[Photo by Chris Pizzello/AP Images]