In this twenty minute video (which was just posted yesterday) Keith Olbermann goes through psychiatrist Robert Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist to argue that Donald Trump qualifies as a psychopath.
Unfortunately, Olbermann mistakenly describes this as a “sanity test”. Psychopathy is a personality disorder, not a matter of insanity. And since Olbermann is not a psychiatrist trained in the proper administration of the psychopathy checklist, we should remember that this certainly is not a formal diagnosis.
Nonetheless, this video provides a good overview of the case for that diagnosis along with some levity … including a very amusing allusion to Lloyd Bentsen’s legendary take-down of Dan Quayle.
But what isn’t so funny is that the United States could conceivably elect a psychopath in November.
(Hat tip to Bob for drawing this to my attention.)