Sunday, August 7, 2016
California congresswoman starts petition demanding Donald Trump undergo a mental fitness exam
From LA Times
A California congresswoman has launched a petition drive calling for a mental health examination of Donald Trump.
Yes, that is a real thing that is happening.
Rep. Karen Bass, whose district includes areas in and around Los Angeles, also put a hashtag behind her effort: #DiagnoseTrump.
"It is our patriotic duty to raise the question of his mental stability to be the commander in chief and leader of the free world," she wrote in the petition on change.org.
Trump "appears to exhibit all the symptoms of the mental disorder narcissistic personality disorder," wrote Bass, who worked as a physician assistant before launching a political career. Those who suffer from the disorder can function in many careers, "but not the presidency," she added.
The notion that Trump might suffer from a mental defect marks an effort by a Democrat to push an idea that has been offered by prominent writers and others in recent days. Trump's "grasp on reality appears to be tenuous at best," Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote this week.
It reflects the degree to which both parties have sought to ascribe some rationale to Trump's unpredictable behavior.
For now, Hillary Clinton's campaign is sticking to a simple approach of broadly questioning Trump's temperament. President Obama, in comments at a White House news conference Tuesday, was more concerned with Trump's lack of policy knowledge.
Considering all the dastardly behavior Donald Trump has exhibited lately....downgrading Gold Star parents, kicking a baby out of a rally, insisting he should be able to use nukes since he has them, not knowing Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, this makes sense.
All candidates should get a mental health exam, if they did these ones would automatically be disqualified for sure: