Everyone’s free to have opinions about Trump and his state of mind. However, to blame his temperamental, spasmodic, unpredictable — or whatever adjectives you prefer — behavior on an unchecked venereal disease, aka STD, is as cockamamie as it comes.
An expert’s opinion floating the possibility that Donald Trump’s erratic and bellicose behavior is likely the result of an untreated sexually transmitted disease is, like others opining on his mental status, an armchair diagnosis. A report that counters these notions about President Trump’s mental fitness says it sends a dangerous precedent.
Donald Trump, according to the media establishment, is a “misogynist,” “xenophobe,” and “racist.” Multiple critics point to Trump’s firebrand style of communication and his reported history of offensive behavior when making the case against the soundness of his mental health, according to a Quartz article.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 18, 2017
“President Trump has shown signs of racism, anger, grandiosity, and erraticism.”
Steven Beutler, an expert in the field of infectious diseases, offers a possible cause behind Donald Trump’s “bizarre behavior,” according to his New Republic article. Other medical professionals share the opinion — all or in part — that President Trump’s bizarre reaction to criticism could have its basis in a mental dysfunction.
However, Beutler, who has no relation to Trump and has not provided treatment to him in the past, says Trump potentially could be harboring the effects of neurosyphilis, an undiagnosed or untreated STD such as syphilis. Beutler doesn’t definitively diagnose Trump — and he makes it clear that it’s not his intention without additional data. However, some readers took it as conjecture and formed their own opinion in the affirmative.
I’m far from a Donald Trump apologist, and heaven knows he’s done enough to warrant scrutiny, but to allege that the commander-in-chief is mentally unstable due to an infection contracted by sexual contact qualifies as “fake news.”
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