On February 13, 2017, only weeks after Trump was inaugurated President, I wrote a blog about Trump’s mental condition and whether it ought to disqualify him as president.
I’m certainly not a prophet nor the son of a prophet in the sense of predicting the future. Actually, the biblical prophet displayed only the capacity to see reality clearly as it was, to project forward the consequences of that reality, and to predict doom based upon the moral failures of the present. In that sense, the psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, political thinkers, historians, and friends of Trump that I cited called out who Donald Trump was and what America could expect going forward with him as President.
Nothing I said in that blog four years ago wasn’t true, and all of it has been borne out these past years and since the November election. Though Trump will be gone from the White House on January 20, we are hardly rid of him and his destructive, illiberal, anti-democratic, autocratic, seditious, treasonous, and anti-American presidency because he has infected his malignantly narcissistic toxicity into millions of followers who hail to him as “leader.”
You can read my blog from four years ago here – https://rabbijohnrosove.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/should-trumps-mental-condition-disqualify-him-as-president/