(excerpt..)It’s time to face up to the obvious: The president of the United States is deranged.
I don’t mean he’s merely idiosyncratic or pushing policies that I think are crazy nor do I say this as just another political jab.
I mean that Donald J. Trump literally is mentally ill.
OK I’m no doctor but you don’t need a doctorate in mental disorders to see that his behavior in public and on Twitter is beyond abnormal—it’s psychotic.
As we’ve seen he routinely plunges uncontrollably into prolonged fits of petty paranoia – he succumbs to delusions of imperialist grandeur – he spouts absurd right-wing rumors as facts (while simultaneously denying that actual facts are true) and he is pathologically addicted to lying – bizarrely repeating his most blatant fabrications even after they’ve been debunked.