Concern regarding Donald Trump’s mental stability has increased, including a heightened sense of urgency from numerous respected mental health professionals. The man’s words and behaviors since occupying the White House are even more disturbing to large numbers of Americans than prior to Jan. 20.
The fears being heard from every corner go beyond the assemblage he’s drawn around him and the staggeringly reactionary executive orders he delights in signing, decreasing or dismantling federal spending directed to meeting global, human needs.
The dark, sleep-robbing, waking nightmare in which I believe many of us are living is fueled by his access to the most powerful, lethal military on the planet (he has called it “MY military”) and his obvious need to beat back his personal demons by flexing “his” military muscles.
The specter of a nuclear catastrophe ensuing from his bellicose posturings directed at Kim Jong-un, not a paragon of sanity himself, is not from an overactive imagination but is a very possible conclusion to the world we know. Invoking the 25th Constitutional Amendment can bring about the removal of his finger from the nuclear button.
We are not helpless in this crisis.
Harriette Wagner, Fresno