Donald Trump’s assault on mental health

Donald Trump’s assault on mental health 1

 

President Trump called Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “sick woman” with “a lot of mental problems” after she criticized his usage of hydroxychloroquine. Chris Cillizza explains how Trump has a pattern of using mental health and mental illness to mock and denigrate his enemies.

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85 Comments on "Donald Trump’s assault on mental health"

  1. Hey, Chris here – what mental health resources are you using during this time?

    • Quittin’ Quarantino | June 2, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

      It’s pretty sick how long you media trash are carrying on—giving support to Antifa rioters. All this destruction to OUR communities just gets encouraged.

    • Lelynn Miller | June 2, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      🌿👌🤫 ………………. 🌿👌😮💨

    • Sugar Xyler the foot model | June 2, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      @Sunny Johnson
      ✔ *I read my Bible and it turned me into an Atheist*

    • Latoya Matson | June 2, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      I’m not and I desperately need it right now. I’ve never felt so angry, scared, and hurt before. Everytime his name is mentioned I get physically ill. I don’t mean that in any sarcastic or funny way either. I just know that Everytime he speaks it’s not to make anything better, it’s to further destroy the lives we worked so hard to build and rights we desperately try to maintain. Everyday the urge to lay in bed and cry is stronger than my urge to go to work or even eat. I just can’t anymore. I’ve never voted but I assure you I will in November. I’m done with this lump pretending to be a man.

    • Latoya Matson | June 2, 2020 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      @ROB112 pathetic. U can’t even answer a question straight out. You have to talk down and criticize. It’s people like you who’ve destroyed the free world. You will have to answer for your crimes one day soon

  2. TheRandomView | June 2, 2020 at 10:38 AM | Reply

    Ironic that all the names he calls others are in actuality his own shortcomings.

  3. Mary Elizabeth | June 2, 2020 at 10:38 AM | Reply

    It’s called projection. A living breathing example.

    • @Robert Clawson Robert, please go back to your safe space at FOX or OAN. Trump shows signs of mental illness every single day. What planet do you live on. Are you trapped in some parallel universe where Trump is not a complete IDIOT.

    • fleetlordavtar | June 2, 2020 at 7:37 PM | Reply

      stop looking in the mirror

    • yup, 100% projection.

    • cessna caravan | June 2, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

      Nothing is more projection then a liberal who think the demo rats are going to help him by , nominating a senile old rapist, who cant even string 2 sentences together . CNN and DNC is not deluded, that they think, that they can do that. They know, that their people, voting for demo rats are actually that stupid !

    • unknown unknown | June 2, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      cnn spinning another tale i see. i want to play to who other then trump can get the africa american community and cop to hug.

  4. It’s rather obvious he’s blasting people for mental illness because he’s insecure about his own state of mind.

    • Darren Danger | June 2, 2020 at 3:03 PM | Reply

      @John michael Wow – I’ll bet you think you’re a Christian. But you’re definitely going to Hell.

    • NOEL MOITRA | June 2, 2020 at 3:18 PM | Reply

      @brian gardner A very sick man.

    • brian gardner | June 2, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

      @NOEL MOITRA All the of the left today has lost its mind for the last four years. They are twisted mentally by the hate. You know in yourself that you have always hated the person who was the chose of the whole nation to be president. Get over it. He will win reelection. It is you who are sick

    • cessna caravan | June 2, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      Nothing shows mental issues more ,then a liberal who think the demo rats are going to help him by , nominating a senile old rapist, who cant even string 2 sentences together . CNN and DNC is not deluded, that they think, that they can do that. They know, that their people, voting for demo rats are actually that crazy !

    • Chris Zerkel | June 2, 2020 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      He has no mind because he’s brain dead. Adderall will do that to a person, also a heart attack which is something he should have.

  5. It’s called projection, which he does CONSTANTLY, no matter what he’s talking about. HE’S the one with mental issues.

  6. When the president makes fun of issues that he has himself

  7. maria booboo67 | June 2, 2020 at 10:42 AM | Reply

    Everyone knows he’s the sick one.

    • @Nemo Krada Get help boy= trump begs Russia on TVhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b71f2eYdTc

    • @Uncle Ed Biden 2020-He might forget U.S but he won’t DESTROY U.S trump sold U.S 2 his dad putin” then spends weekend golfing

    • GEOFFREY BAKER | June 2, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Reply

      Crazy. Like. A. FOXX

    • cessna caravan | June 2, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      @*Omniscient* * Observator* We have 1, his name is trump. he will be around, another 4 years

    • cessna caravan | June 2, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      Nothing shows mental issues more ,then a liberal who think the demo rats are going to help him by , nominating a senile old rapist, who cant even string 2 sentences together . CNN and DNC is not deluded, that they think, that they can do that. They know, that their people, voting for demo rats are actually that crazy !

  8. He projects – he accuses other of his behavior

    • Edith Bunker | June 2, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

      @Julia Nafuna Oh and I don’t give a damn whether you are a demoncrat or not! You don’t have any sense because you believe everything the MSM says! You drink their Kool Aid!

    • You would know right? That’s why you are here in YouTube comments like a real intellectual. Lmao

    • Julia Nafuna | June 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      @El Donaldo Facts are better right? I said what I said

    • fleetlordavtar | June 2, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      ok nutter boomer

    • bert larsen | June 2, 2020 at 9:39 PM | Reply

      @Julia Nafuna you’re brainwashed zombie, fake news did a good job programming you. Democrats= Satan… From murdering babies, to hate and division and everything in between. You’re sick. When you leave this world, you will know what hell is

  9. He’s just repeating what people have been saying to him his entire life. He does the mirror thing all the time. When he can’t get the complexity of what people are telling him about himself, he panics…he’s just ‘fine’…everyone else is ‘crazy’. He’s also young and thin.

    • @Carmen Flores we…need… joebiden

    • Memphis Skallywag | June 2, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      TRUMP 2020 BISH

    • Laura Squirrel | June 2, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      Indeed! He is a very young man…..in some Adderall induced delirium.

    • cessna caravan | June 2, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @Razu Haque Nothing is more stupid then a liberal who think the demo rats are going to help him by , nominating a senile old rapist, who cant even string 2 sentences together . CNN and DNC is not deluded, that they think, that they can do that. They know, that their people, voting for demo rats are actually that stupid !

    • Trombonology Erstwhile | June 2, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      @El Donaldo Being an unsuccessful heir and a reality show star does necessarily qualify someone to be POTUS. People realized this.

  10. Kerry Salisbury | June 2, 2020 at 11:29 AM | Reply

    He’s the perfection of PRojEction !
    The names and such he uses to intimidate everyone is all about him, all of the time.
    He is very very sick in the head. He shows that supremely every time he claims he is a Stable Genius.

  11. Elizabeth Ellis | June 2, 2020 at 11:33 AM | Reply

    He’s sick!

  12. Angie Sargent | June 2, 2020 at 12:05 PM | Reply

    He’s deflecting, everybody knows he’s a sociopath.

  13. Bornfiregaming | June 2, 2020 at 12:21 PM | Reply

    There is a reason why schools Dont teach about the HAITIAN REVOLUTION .. this is why

  14. cunobelinusX31 | June 2, 2020 at 12:22 PM | Reply

    Living with depression and anxiety in these times is not easy. I just try to avoid everyone, do my shopping in one go at a time when I know the store is near to empty. Sleep a lot. Watch comedy.

    • Me too sorry to say… Retired, No family and live alone, So the STAY AT HOME safety didn’t effect my life in the least… Shop early mornings ONLY…. Bipolar and can’t be around people….
      But I’m not as crazy as Trump thank God… Chlorine bleach injection and UV lights up your butthole take the cake…!

    • Same

    • Stop watching cnn, your depression will thank you

    • اليسيه | June 2, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      Same. Thank goodness for fmla or I would be unemployed. This year has been a rough one

  15. I was listening to Elvis Presley “IN THE GHETTO” 1st reaction on youtube
    This 1969 song proves that not much has changed for the black community in Five decades (51y). Lots of promises made, non kept. They say that the definition of insanity is to “Repeat something over and over again and expect a different result” Change your vote, change your community.
    That’s my Opinion. What’s yours?

  16. KOD TESTIMONIES THE GOD OF UNDERGROUND TRAP | June 2, 2020 at 2:03 PM | Reply

    A BULLY MENTALITY WILL NEVER STOP PUTTING PEOPLE DOWN.

    • gladys alex | June 2, 2020 at 7:35 PM | Reply

      Corona virus is the bully and he is not racist he loves everyone. Democrats tried everything and they didn’t succeed and now they give Corona virus to kill and to crash the economy. The globalists and Democrats are responsible for the Corona virus.

    • gladys alex | June 2, 2020 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      A 64 year old woman was raped and beaten by a 34or35 years black man, she was in a coma. Where are they the meetoo women. The meetoo movement is applied only to rich and prominent men.

    • gladys alex | June 2, 2020 at 7:42 PM | Reply

      @Uncle Ed joe Biden bin laden is a zombie.

    • gladys alex | June 2, 2020 at 7:43 PM | Reply

      @GEOFFREY BAKER joe Biden is a disease.

    • J
      Yeshttps://youtu.be/xK2BSydwSHw

  17. Shayne Punim | June 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

    Remember when Trump pointed to his head and said- I have a good. . .one of these..

  18. Summer Blackhorse | June 2, 2020 at 5:01 PM | Reply

    Projecting again. He’s one of the most unstable (and tiresome) people out there.

    • Dean Purcell | June 2, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      Yes Trump has actually become boring! Same nonsense day in and day out. He’s a big Space Force fan, why not send him to Mars so he could resign with no fear of indictment?

    • Chris Zerkel | June 2, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      Anyone out there who hates Trump more than I do?

  19. And she mocked his weight, so what? Lefties, they dish it out but they squeal like piggies on the other end.

  20. winter garden | June 2, 2020 at 6:55 PM | Reply

    “Hey Melania how about calling out a bully when you see one”

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