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So many pundits in the lame stream media seem to question the sanity of the present occupant of the White House that I decided to see if any mental health professionals out there had given it any thought. Then one of my regular corespondents from the world of naval intelligence forwarded the analysis below. Unfortunately I do not know where this analysis was originally published or its copyright status, I was left with the distinct impression that it was just out there on the internet with with no copy right claim. If I am mistaken I'd ask any reader with specific information to correct me in the comments section and we will immediately pull this post if it appears to be copyrighted. But it is making the rounds on the Internet and we are not the first to re-post: The author of the analysis is alleged to be one Dr. Keith Abelow, a psychiatrist.
We believe this Dr. Abelow is one and the same as Dr. Keith Russell Ablow, an American psychiatrist associated with Fox news, but we note the difference in spelling. Regardless of the author, the observations and opinions contained in the post reprinted below appear logical and quite insightful. So for all of the Leftist out there who worry about the sanity of the President we present this reassuring assessment. We think people of common sense already figured this out.
"Dr. Keith Abelow, psychiatrist, provides his opinions on this subject. "
"Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists
who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have
not personally examined President Trump.
-Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken
and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew
Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has
questioned the President’s sanity: Donald Trump is
stone cold sane.
-When a man acquires billions of dollars through
complex real estate transactions, invests in many
countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television
and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very
unlikely that he is mentally unstable.
-When the same man obviously enjoys the love and
respect of his children and his wife, who seem to rely
on him for support and guidance, it is extraordinarily
unlikely that he is mentally unstable.
-When the same man walks into the political arena
and deftly defeats 16 Republican opponents and
then the Democratic heir-apparent to a two-term
President’s administration, the odds of that man
being mentally unstable become vanishingly thin.
-And when that very same man attracts to his team
the kind of intellect and gravitas represented (to
name just a few) by Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development Dr Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff
Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine
Corps general and commander of the U.S. Central
Command, he cannot be mentally deranged. Period.
It is a statistical impossibility.
-Those who assert otherwise are political opportunists,
or fools, or both (and I am thinking here, in particular,
of Sen. Franken).
-President Trump is the first human being to win this
nation’s highest office without having held any other
political office or serving as a general. Most political
pundits thought his quest was pure folly.
-Most journalists assessed his chances as zero. So
who was laboring under quasi-delusional thinking ?
Answer : Not Donald J. Trump.
-Anecdotally, by the way, I have never had one bad
Trump experience. Not one. I own several of his
ties — all of them of the highest quality. I have
stayed in his hotels and never had a single complaint
(and I am a born complainer). I have eaten in his
New York restaurant — flawless service, excellent
food. I own an apartment at Trump Place in Manhattan.
Impeccable design, sturdy construction, fabulous
amenities. A mentally unstable man would be unlikely
to deliver superior products across multiple industries,
don’t you think?
-If you’re still worried about the mental stability of the
President, note this: The stock market doesn’t like insta-
bility. Investors, en masse, can take the measure of a man
pretty darn well. The stock market has hit record high
after record high since Trump’s election, and if you think
that’s an accident, or that investors have all been fooled,
it’s time to start wondering about your own capacity for
-I should note that nothing I am saying should besmirch
the reputations of men like President Abraham Lincoln
or Sir Winston Churchill, both of whom are said to have
fought the ravages of major depression or bipolar
disorder. One was instrumental in ridding America of
slavery. The other was instrumental in saving the world
-Mahatma Gandhi, by the way, also reportedly suffered
from depression. Psychiatric illness does not, a priori,
disqualify a person from rendering extraordinary service
-Mind you, neither Lincoln nor Churchill nor Gandhi led a
nation after becoming a business sensation and television
star. That trifecta defines one man : President Donald J.
-Now, think about those who are rabble-rousing about the
President’s mental status.
-Take Sen. Al Franken. He’s all worried about the President
allegedly overestimating the crowd size at his inauguration.
But Franken is allied with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who
asserted she is Native American, when there is no evidence
of that whatsoever.
-And they’re calling Trump’s sanity into question ? Really,
you can’t make up this stuff."
Dr. Keith Ablow, Psychiatrist