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Donald Trump’s assault on mental health

President Trump called Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “sick woman” with “a lot of mental problems” after she criticized his usage of hydroxychloroquine. Chris Cillizza explains how Trump has a pattern of using mental health and mental illness to mock and denigrate his enemies.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
This may be Donald Trump's most damaging legacy
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/20/politics/mental-health-donald-trump-nancy-pelosi/index.html
Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine though health experts question its effectiveness
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/18/politics/donald-trump-hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus/index.html
Trump calls Pelosi a 'sick woman' after her remarks on his weight
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/498612-trump-calls-pelosi-a-sick-woman-after-her-remarks-on-his-weight
Trump says Biden 'not mentally sharp enough' to be POTUS: 'He doesn't know he's alive'
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-biden-not-mentally-sharp-enough-to-be-potus-he-doesnt-know-hes-alive
Trump brings up Clinton's health, questions if she's 'loyal' to Bill (source)
https://www.cnn.com/2016/10/01/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-health/index.html
Donald Trump: Ted Cruz is 'unstable'
https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/15/politics/donald-trump-ted-cruz-dishonest/index.html
President Trump Calls Bette Midler a 'Washed Up Psycho' After She Shared a Fake Quote
https://time.com/5601079/donald-trump-bette-midler-washed-up-psycho/
Donald Trump Calls Sen. Lindsey Graham a ‘Nut Job’ While in South Carolina
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-calls-sen-lindsey-graham-nut-job/story?id=37001114
Suicide rates among America's young people continue to soar, study shows
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/18/health/suicide-rates-teens-young-adults-us-study/index.html
The coronavirus pandemic's impact on global mental health is "already extremely concerning," UN says
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/14/health/un-coronavirus-mental-health/index.html
Mental Health By the Numbers
https://www.nami.org/mhstats
A Lot of Americans Are More Anxious Than They Were Last Year, a New Poll Says
https://time.com/5269371/americans-anxiety-poll/
Trump says US should build more mental health institutions to combat gun violence
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/16/trump-suggests-more-mental-health-institutions-to-combat-gun-violence.html
Mental health issues increased significantly in young adults over last decade. Shift may be due in part to rise of digital media, study suggests
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190315110908.htm

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