CNN calls this segment, “Two psychiatrists discuss coverage of Trump”.
Most sane people call this, “Two crazy people spew pure insanity on CNN.”
The stars of this circus are Bandy X. Lee, a dubious figure who keeps claiming that she has a duty to warn that President Trump is mentally ill.
But on Twitter, Bandy X. Lee explained that she had been “licensed on two continents,” has “excellent credentials,” a “flawless ethics history” and speaks “four languages.” On Vox, Lee claimed that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem was a “pathological” example of him “resorting to violence”. Then she blamed him for “an increase in schoolyard bullying.” Appearing on MSNBC, she warned that Trump “could be the end of humankind.”
All this craziness didn’t stop Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Rep. Jamie Raskin from inviting her for briefings.
With Bandy in the studio, CNN decided it needed someone even crazier to balance her out.
The former chair of psychiatry at Duke University said Sunday during an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter that President Trump may be responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.
“Calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him,” Allen Frances, the author of “Twilight of American Sanity,” said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “And even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist. Trump is as destructive a person in this century as Hitler, Stalin and Mao were in the last century. He may be responsible for many million more deaths than they were. He needs to be contained, but he needs to be contained by attacking his policies, not his person.”
That ending has literally nothing to do with any of the sentences that care before it.
Frances was the chair of the DSM IV task force. Which is the opposite of reassuring. He’s also the author of TWILIGHT OF AMERICAN SANITY, A PSYCHIATRIST ANALYZES THE AGE OF TRUMP’.
It’s in all-caps because that’s how sane Frances is.