Donald Trump Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

Mentally Fit For the Office? – Spectrum News NY1

Clinical psychologist Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Errol Louis to talk about calls for President Trump to undergo an in-depth cognitive exam. He says the President is not mentally fit for office. Watch it here: Spectrum News NY1 

“Is Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump?” – The Atlantic

President Donald Trump’s decision to brag in a tweet about the size of his “nuclear button” compared with North Korea’s was widely condemned as bellicose and reckless. The comments are also part of a larger pattern of odd and often alarming behavior for a person in the nation’s highest office.Trump’s grandiosity and impulsivity has made him a constant […]

“The Presidential Physical Test” – US News

We know what President Trump thinks about kneeling during the national anthem. His umpteenth derisive tweet about the NFL came Thursday as he declared, “The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” Inadvertently it raises an unrelated kidding-on-the-square question: Is Trump himself actually able to kneel, […]

“TRUMP’S CHAMPAGNE CABINET GETS ITS OWN TRAVELGATE” – Vanity Fair

They may love the president but they sure hate flying commercial. The Trump cabinet is bound by two enduring values: faith in their leader and a pathological aversion to fly commercial. Thursday’s latest disclosures suggest why Washington editors should hire both journalists and air traffic controllers in the uphill battle of proving to a doubting America that the […]

“Divider in Chief” – Psychology Today

Love him or hate him, people are striving to manage the Trump-related rifts in their relationships. When Jenny M. mentioned to her father that she had participated in the Women’s March on Washington in January to protest Donald Trump‘s presidency, his reply was swift. “Fake news,” he proclaimed.  Jenny repeated that she was there. Was […]