August 23 - A Republican Critic of Trump on the 25th Amendment; No Need to Diagnose Trump Who Is Delusional and a Sociopath; Pakistani Reactions to Trump's Afghanistan Speech

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Part 1

We begin Trump’s campaign-style rally in Arizona last night where, along with blaming the press for “trying to take away our history and our heritage”, he accused the media of “giving a platform to these hate groups” as the president whipped up the crowd with chants of “CNN sucks”. Trump also threatened to shut down the government if he did not get money for his border wall and indicated he would pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the near future. Joining us is Rick Wilson a national Republican political strategist and media consultant who has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump, but after last night’s performance, he has concluded that Trump is “a man who obviously is mentally unstable…this is a man who is not qualified or mentally or morally fit to be president of the United States and tonight was one more proof of it…but if people around him don’t think this guy is batcrap crazy, they are mistaken”. We  discuss the growing awareness among the public and the political class that Donald Trump’s erratic outbursts and contradictory behavior of professing love and healing while spreading hate and division is raising the question of the 25thamendment coming into play to remove a president on among other things, psychiatric grounds.


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Part 2

Then we speak with Dr. Lance Dodes, a former clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a contributor to the forthcoming book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Professionals Assess a President”. He joins us to discuss why the American Psychiatric Association is wrong in hiding behind the Goldwater Rule and not speaking out about the obvious danger of having a president who is delusional and a sociopath. He argues their concerns about diagnosis are unimportant when you consider the fact that Donald Trump has access to the nuclear codes and has the ability to destroy the world as we know it.

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Part 3

Then finally we  get an update on Pakistani reactions to President Trump’s Afghanistan speech and his criticism of Pakistan from Shuja Nawaz, the author of “Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within” who was the Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council where he has an article “Trump Misses an Opportunity in Afghanistan’ and joins us to discuss the absence of a regional approach to extricating the U.S. from its longest war and offers the example of how Gorbachev got the Soviet Union out of its quagmire in Afghanistan.

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