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Deroy Murdock: President Trump seems far saner than his critics

January 12. 2018 12:21AM

After 18 months of scrutiny, the accusation that candidate Donald J. Trump colluded with the Kremlin looks as empty as a Soviet store shelf. Far-Left Democrats screamed for Trump’s impeachment even before his inauguration. Nonetheless, the House considered articles of impeachment on Dec. 6. The measure was massacred 58-364. 126 Democrats said, “Nay.”

The Trump-loathing left’s latest gambit is that the President is “unfit for office” due to mental illness.

“Trump needs to be medicated and hospitalized,” Joy Behar, cohost of The View on ABC News, said last week.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., told CNN that “there’s basically no real medical cure for the condition that he’s demonstrating” and, “My interest is doing our institutional duty under the 25th Amendment,” which would remove Trump for mental incapacity.

Never having examined Trump, Yale psychiatry professor Bandy X. Lee nonetheless told congressional Democrats that he “is unraveling” and “becoming very unstable very quickly.” The American Psychiatric Association admonished its members on Tuesday: “Arm-chair psychiatry or the use of psychiatry as a political tool is the misuse of psychiatry and is unacceptable and unethical.”

Such Trumpophobes wave copies of “Fire and Fury,” Michael Wolff’s new Trump-bashing extravaganza, as if it were the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The President’s alleged “childishness,” unfamiliarity with former House Speaker John Boehner, and taste for cheeseburgers and fried chicken supposedly require his immediate ouster, due to insanity. Rubbish.

Few would bellow in sorrow if Trump deployed Twitter more sparingly. But his repeated tweets about Boehner since at least 2011, and their golf together, detonates that lie.

Could Trump eat better, especially at age 71? Couldn’t we all? But if devouring fast food equals mental illness, then hundreds of millions of Americans must be institutionalized.

If Trump’s foes would unclench their jaws and open their eyes, they could see clearly now that a mentally fit Donald J. Trump is executing skillfully the office of President of the United States.

Trump hosted bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers in the White House Cabinet Room on Tuesday. Topic: What he called “a bill of love” encompassing young illegal aliens in DACA status, the southern border wall, and related matters. A transparent Trump let news cameras watch him, several Cabinet secretaries, and members of Congress negotiate these topics. Trump was in charge, informed, and humorous. Never in those 55 televised minutes did he appear psychotic.

Trump just secured a massive reform of the U.S. Tax Code, the first in 31 years. He made incredibly detailed, complex decisions — in person and by phone — among his aides, lawmakers, activists, and voters. Was this legislative triumph the work of a madman?

If anyone seems mentally unbalanced, it’s not Trump, but rather his deranged critics.

ANTIFA terrorists have silenced conservative speakers, shattered storefront windows, ignited blazes, and assaulted people in Make America Great Again hats — all to resist Trump’s “fascism.”

Leftists hurled racial slurs and death threats at FCC chief Ajit Pai, prompting him to cancel his address to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Unhinged liberals psychologically project their own emotional volatility onto an effective, successful President of the United States. They should propose a positive agenda, rather than unleash juvenile, ad hominem attacks that abuse psychiatry, to boot.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor and a contributing editor with National Review Online. William de Wolff furnished research for this piece.

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