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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:03 PM

!!NEWSWEEK!!:Mueller Investigation Pressuring Trump Toward Pushing The Button

http://www.newsweek.com/mueller-investigation-pressuring-trump-toward-pushing-nuclear-button-mental-806324

Many have expressed this fear here at DU as well... but this is a panel of experts reported in NEWSWEEK!

President Donald Trump’s mental health is “deteriorating” and special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russians in the election is edging the commander-in-chief closer to pushing the nuclear button on North Korea, a psychologist opined.

The stress of Mueller’s intensifying investigation is “clearly driving him crazy,” psychologist John Gartner said of Trump during a panel of mental health and nuclear weapons experts convened by the "Need to Impeach" campaign Monday night in Washington, D.C.

“What we need to understand is that for him, this also is pushing him towards pushing the nuclear button because it would solve all of his problems,” said Gartner, claiming that Trump has no empathy or concern for the people whose lives would be destroyed.

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Reply !!NEWSWEEK!!:Mueller Investigation Pressuring Trump Toward Pushing The Button (Original post)
berni_mccoy Feb 2018 OP
SoCalMusicLover Feb 2018 #1
Anon-C Feb 2018 #2
SoCalMusicLover Feb 2018 #3
icymist Feb 2018 #4
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2018 #13
Spider Jerusalem Feb 2018 #20
icymist Feb 2018 #21
Me. Feb 2018 #5
spanone Feb 2018 #6
Corvo Bianco Feb 2018 #7
ffr Feb 2018 #8
Takket Feb 2018 #9
Stinky The Clown Feb 2018 #10
berni_mccoy Feb 2018 #11
Stinky The Clown Feb 2018 #15
berni_mccoy Feb 2018 #16
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2018 #14
Stinky The Clown Feb 2018 #17
berni_mccoy Feb 2018 #18
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2018 #19
MineralMan Feb 2018 #12

Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:06 PM

1. Hogwash

 

I have no doubt that everything he can do to halt the Russia investigation will be done. Legal and otherwise.

But this talk about the nuclear button is just a distraction. It's not going to happen anytime soon.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:11 PM

2. ...



^ band playing on

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:15 PM

3. Well....

 

It's not like there's anything we can do about it.

If he does push the button, that's the breaks. We are pretty helpless to do much about it.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:16 PM

4. Newsweek is owned by The Community now, a fringe Christian Sect

that is pro-tRump. Read this recent write up about them in this Rolling Stone article:
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-community-5-things-we-know-about-fringe-christian-sect-w516555

They also seem to be connected in some way to the Washington Times and the Moonies. I no longer consider Newsweek a reliable source.

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Response to icymist (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:25 PM

13. You just proved why DU is so valuable a source for information. Thank you.

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Response to icymist (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 02:20 AM

20. Attacking the messenger logical fallacy

John Gartner is a licensed psychologist who was a professor at Johns Hopkins, and this is reported elsewhere: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/13/trump-mental-state-tom-steyer-407176

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 04:00 AM

21. Attacking the messenger because I called question in to the validity of Newsweek?

I don't care what qualifications the psychologist has. I do care about the medium in which it is published.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:21 PM

5. What A Stupid Thing To Put Out There

This is not kids playing cops and robbers, millions will die including a couple hundred thousand Americans and the environmental impact would be hideously stupendous and yet these people continue with this loose and dangerous talk.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:22 PM

6. i'm sure trump thinks that's his ace in the hole.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:46 PM

7. "Trump has no empathy or concern for the people whose lives would be destroyed"

Just tell him NK is full of wife beaters?

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:49 PM

8. Setting off a nuclear weapon or war on Earth is like smoking on a plane in the smoking section

You're in a closed system.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:55 PM

9. This guy sounds more like a carnival barker than a "psycologist"

There are strict rules of ethics against "diagnosing from afar" and even if you did, a legit person in the field wouldn't say "driving him crazy". They would use a medical term.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:02 PM

10. Not sure of the story, but I have heard that Newsweek is no longer a reliable news source.

They were sold to some organization, not to ordinary "new owners". They are now owned by some religious cult or right wing nutters or some such.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:08 PM

11. Ah, ok, thanks.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:28 PM

15. Like I said, I'm not sure of the facts.

This story seems to have some of it. From Mother Jones:

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/03/newsweek-ibt-olivet-david-jang/

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:31 PM

16. I saw a story about a shake-up at Newsweek not too long ago

But this seems disturbing. I was surprised Newsweek was reporting something like this.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:28 PM

14. icymist, reply #4 upthread, said same, gave helpful link to info. about the new owners:

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:31 PM

17. Yup, saw that. Now look up to my post right above. A Mother Jones story with similar info

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:32 PM

18. Thanks. I clicked on Stinky's response when I was catching up

Thanks for linking the other article.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 02:09 AM

19. These threads can move too fast to catch all the info, sometimes, can't they?

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:08 PM

12. Screw that!

It's rank bullshit!

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