So there’s people saying Cheeto Mussolini is mentally ill — specifically, Narcissistic Personality Disorder — because his behavior checks off checkboxes on some checklist.
People — that’s not how it works. Really, that’s not how it works. Pretty much all of us would check off the checkboxes for some mental illness or disorder somewhere in the DSM. But most of us are not getting psychological help for some mental disorder, because there’s one big, huge checkbox that is implicit in the word “disorder”: that the person’s behavior interferes with his ability to function in normal life, either with his ability to hold down a job, his ability to interact socially with other people, or his ability to stay out of jail.
People: The Orange Racist Pussy Grabber is President of the fucking United States of America. He doesn’t have a problem holding down the job — sans impeachment, he has that job for the next four years. He interacts socially with his social set of people just fine. And he’s made it 70 years without going to jail, I say that’s pretty indicative that he’s figured out how to stay out of jail.
No, what Deadbeat Donnie is, in the end, is something much simpler: a giant fucking asshole. Like millions of other assholes nationwide. Self-entitled, self-absorbed, loud mouthed, bullying asshole. That’s all he is, in the end. He doesn’t need psychotherapy. What he needed, when he was a child, was a role model to emulate who was not a fucking asshole like Deadbeat Donnie’s daddy was, and an ass whuppin’ whenever he acted like an asshole. Sans that role model and discipline, what you get is His Fraudulency — a giant man-baby genuine fucking asshole.
Really, saying that Donald the Trump is mentally ill is an insult to the mentally ill. There’s a lot of mentally ill people whose illness leads them to be moderately asshole-ish. But being a giant fucking asshole like Donald Trump? Nope. Nope nopity nope. That’s got nothing to do with mental illness, and everything to do with being Donald Trump.
– Badtux the Sanity Penguin