Does Donald Trump Need a Psychiatric Evaluation?

I can’t even be mad about this.

Representative Karen Bass, a Democrat out of California, has begun a petition with Change.org to set some demands for Donald Trump.

Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) said Wednesday “Donald Trump isn’t mentally equipped” to be president — and the congresswoman launched a petition demanding that he take a psych evaluation.

Bass’ petition, #DiagnoseTrump on Change.org, calls Trump “dangerous for our country” and says she is concerned about his “impulsiveness and lack of control over his own emotions.”

I don’t agree with Democrats on much. I have a hard time forming a coherent rebuttal to this.

I don’t know what Rep. Bass’ background is, but she has offered up a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder as the likely bug in Trump’s brain.

I have a background in Psychology.

I’m I an expert? Not quite, but I know a little, and Rep. Bass isn’t far off, at all.

PsychologyToday.com describes the Narcissistic Personality Disorder this way:

In narcissistic PD, the person has an extreme feeling of self-importance, a sense of entitlement, and a need to be admired. He is envious of others and expects them to be the same of him. He lacks empathy and readily lies and exploits others to achieve his aims. To others, he may seem self-absorbed, controlling, intolerant, selfish, or insensitive. If he feels obstructed or ridiculed, he can fly into a fit of destructive anger and revenge. Such a reaction is sometimes called ‘narcissistic rage’, and can have disastrous consequences for all those involved.

Sound familiar?

This is an election year. We expect to see the opposing sides take swipes at each other. That’s politics. This, however, goes much deeper than the politics, and whether Bass meant this as a political ploy or not, she’s not wrong.