@elloresist I believe that we should take seriously the possibility that Trump is psychotic. I am aware of the "Goldwater Rule" that says psychiatrists should not diagnose any person without an interview. As a retired psychologist, I would argue that we can and should interpret patterns of public behavior. Trump has repeatedly shown that he is delusional regarding the size of the attendance at his inauguration despite the evidence that this is not so. He also insists that "millions" of immigrants voted for Hillary, and that zero of these illegal votes went to him. How likely is that? Probability near zero, obviously. Again, there is absolutely no evidence.
His repeated behavior of insisting what cannot be proved for lack of evidence (or contrary evidence) appears to be delusional, a symptom of psychosis. The difference between being delusional and telling a lie deliberately is the persistent belief in what is obviously, verifiably false, despite all evidence. A smart liar would offer qualifications and explain why the belief cannot be verified. For example, Photos of the inauguration must have been photoshopped by a hostile press. Trump insists upon a version of truth as seen by his own eyes.
I would suggest that what appears to be "narcissistic behavior" is a smokescreen to obscure his psychosis.
His aggressive attacks and retaliation of any criticism reflects a remarkable degree of defensiveness. His behavior is chaotic and he contradicts himself so often that it is impossible to know what he means or what he stands for. Others have made the comparison to The Caine Mutiny, which made clear that it is not easy to remove a leader who is psychotic.
The questions that must asked now:
Do you trust our President?
Do you believe that he is he fit to hold office?