Dr. Bandy Lee, organizer of the Yale “Duty To Warn” conference, has written the book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.
Dr. Lee is a Yale and Harvard degreed, medical doctor, who specializes in public health and violence, as well as a Yale Divinity school graduate.
In a previous interview about this topic, Rev., Dr. Lee explained the human behavioral phenomenon we are facing, after being asked the following question:
“Why do Trump’s voters continue to support him even when his and the Republican Party’s policies will hurt them economically and in other ways as well?
Because it’s an emotional compulsion. It’s an emotional reaction. It’s not anything rational. Trying to reason with them will not help. It’s really the conditions that have to change. Malignant reality is taking hold. It’s a kind of pathology cohesion that normalizes corruption, violence and harm, and there will come a the point where we’re no longer disturbed by it. At that point, all kinds of human rights violations, wars and loss of life become possible. Mental health professionals have to become witnessing professionals who continually point out this dynamic and call it out for what it is, so that it does not become normalized.
The Trump administration, and I might argue to a large extent the Republican Party, has been leading up to a need to impose a distorted reality and a kind of imperviousness to facts onto others. Facts and evidence almost do not matter. What matters is the emotional commitment to either an ideology or what they believe will make America great again, restore their position, or give them the kind of pride or self-esteem that they feel they have lost.”
Lee has also stated that, in light of the mental state of nuclear armed Trump facing other nuclear armed foes, among other things:
“This situation has come to such a critical level. In fact, a state of emergency exists and we could no longer hold back. We have an obligation to speak about Donald Trump’s mental health issues because many lives and our survival as a species may be at stake.”
Check out Dr. Lee’s book here: