AUTHORS OF THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP RELEASE
MENTAL HEALTH ANALYSIS OF MUELLER REPORT
The Mueller Report may not have enough to indict a president, but it is a document
of extraordinary evidence on mental incapacity
Washington, DC, April 25, 2019 — Leading mental health experts have released a “report on the Mueller report,” highlighting its extensive documentation of Donald Trump’s psychological characteristics that point to dangerousness and incapacity to serve in his office. Beyond previous reports of actions and statements, the Mueller report documents a compelling pattern of impulsivity, recklessness, a lack of firm grip on reality, manipulation of advisors, absorption in self-interest that overrides national interest, inability to consider consequences before taking action, paranoid reactions, an attraction to violence, and an absence of empathy, as well as apparent cognitive and memory difficulties—all based on sworn testimony. Without diagnosing, these top experts on mental health demonstrate, through a standard procedure, that the President clearly poses a danger to the nation and the world in his role as Commander in Chief.
We are among the 37 mental health professionals, including some of the most renowned psychiatrists and psychologists in the country, who put our analysis in the bestselling public-service book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. An April 2017 ethics conference at Yale School of Medicine, organized by Dr. Bandy X. Lee, clarified the responsibility of mental health professionals to point out clear and present dangers to society and to share their expertise in helping the public to recognize and address those dangers. That conference led to two editions of the book (Macmillan, 2017 and 2019) and the World Mental Health Coalition, an organization of thousands of mental health professionals who have joined together to help prevent dangers posed to society by mentally impaired leaders.Now, the Mueller report brings new data as well as confirmation of the evidence on which we based our assessment two years ago.
Addendum (May 22, 2019): Based on our assessment of findings in the Mueller report, our most urgent recommendations are as follows:
1. The President must be removed from access to the nuclear codes. The fate of human civilization should not be dependent on an unstable individual without rational decision-making capacity.
2. The President’s war-making powers should be curtailed. The temptation to draw the nation into a devastating war for reasons other than the good of the nation will be too great for a president who lacks the capacity to lead.