THE BRILLIANT LESSON DONALD TRUMP TAUGHT US, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Who wouldn’t want 10 billion dollars?

I would. Then when the market tanked I’d still have a few billion left for coffee at Starbucks and gasoline, even if we dumped the immoral Saudis.

So what did the great man teach us? It is the same lesson that we were all taught as kids… Money can’t buy happiness or class.

To be frank, there were times I didn’t believe it, but I forgot two important facts. I’ve always had friends, and I never enjoyed hurting others. In fact, the value of helping others is often immeasurable.

Just look at the way other world leaders, including fellow United States Presidents, act around this man. They can barely hide their contempt. Let’s think about it. Contempt is a good word for someone who thinks he can bully and buy his way to respect and dignity. IT DOESN’T WORK.

I get it that in 2016 a third of our country was desperate for a change that would get them a decent wage and a means to support their families.

Well, what they got was a guy who only pretends to care about those who voted for him. Ask the working guy if the tax break helped. Ask GM workers if the job promise worked… Ask Dreamers if he helped them? Ask his good friends Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen how they feel about being threatened for telling the truth. And on and on…

But hopefully most of us still have what Donald Trump is incapable of having – good friends, dignity, and an approach to life that includes respect for others and the ability to share love.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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REPUBLICAN SENATORS BELONG IN KENYA AND TANZANIA, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Every year 2 million wildebeests and 800,000 zebra and gazelles form a super herd and race 0ver 500 miles through Kenya — Masa Mara, and Tanzania, –Serengeti, in search of lush grass. They follow the rains. Each year 250,000 Wildebeests die from exhaustion, malnutrition or dehydration.

Soon over 50 Republican Senators can join the pilgrimage and follow their selfish, arrogant leader into oblivion. The more he panders himself to foreign despots who have given him billions of dollars, the more passive and stupid they have become.

Think about it. At least the almost 3 million African animals are in search of food and survival, a sort-of noble cause. The 50 Republican senators are in search of a smile from their lying, uneducated leader whose only object is to feed himself and his family more money at the expense of decency and logic.

The House of representatives have replaced 40 mindless Republicans. Soon many mindless Republican senators will be gone.

There is hope. It only takes a handful of men and women in the senate to change this craziness. We were born with brains. USE YOURS! DON’T BE A WILDEBEEST!

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT WILL MATCH PERFECTLY WITH YOUR HAIR, by Art Smukler MD, author& psychiatrist

Rather than wait until your lies and manipulations are exposed, why not confess?
You’ll feel a lot better.

Get all that bilious hate out of your system.

Clean it out!

You’ll feel like a new man.

You won’t attack minorities.

You won’t attack women.

You won’t illegally try and influence the election.

You won’t use your office to take money illegally.

You won’t be reviled by poor people looking for a better life.

You’ll be at peace, in a cell, next to Bill Cosby. He’ll tell jokes and stories and you’ll laugh. Then you’ll have a nice meal, watch Fox news, and have a peaceful, honest-night’s sleep…

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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THE BLUE WAVE IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. IT’S ABOUT GETTING RID OF A DISRESPECTFUL, SELF-CENTERED BULLY IN THE WHITE HOUSE, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Please forget politics.

Both red and blue parties have good points and bad points. The two-party system has been a mainstay of our country for over 200 years, but never have we endured the type of immaturity and lack of historical perspective that Trump eschews. He is a man who denies scientific fact and is a BLATANT LIAR. The fact that good, caring republicans support him is enabling this behavior. The Republican congress still can stand up and do something before citizens take to the streets, like back in the sixties during the Viet Nam war. We all knew that Nixon was a liar and WE DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Getting rid of Trump doesn’t mean that we get rid of conservative ideas. It means we don’t accept a liar who refuses to learn from history and only thinks of himself. President Obama made many mistakes during his two terms in the White House. But, no one ever accused him of not putting the country first. That’s what a president does.

Have you ever heard anyone say to their children, Trump is our president. Mommy and daddy want you start acting like a president — lie, cheat, call your friends names, have sex with other women when your wife is pregnant, don’t serve in the military, and don’t honor the dead if it’s raining outside…

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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POLITICS THE NEW WAY, by Art Smukler MD, psychiatrist

How many political beatings does it take before ethical politicians understand that the world as they know it has changed?

The last fiasco was Elizabeth Warren’s silly response to Trump’s challenge that she really didn’t have the DNA of an American Indian. Instead of doing the test and giving Trump the joy of saying, “who cares?” she could have psychologically taken him down. To take Trump literally is to attack him on his own turf — a BIG MISTAKE! He is an immature, misogynistic bully but a brilliant name-caller and a consummate liar.

Stormy Daniels is way on to him. She’s been around the block so many times she’d make Trump’s head spin. She called him TINY! That was brilliant. Tiny Trump is the little man in the White House. The little man with the baby ego who has to prove to the world what a big, smart boy he is.

The way I see it, it’s like what happened during the war for independence against Britain. The British lined up rows and rows of soldiers and our guys jumped out of trees, leaped out of bushes, and did what agile tactical soldiers do; they didn’t let an ancient way of doing battle defeat them. Winning the war called for a change in strategy.

If the democrats can’t change their strategy, they and all of us will lose. We watched horrified as Trump named-called every one of his Republican adversaries and won the nomination. What if Jeb Bush really fought back effectively and addressed Trump as Tiny Trump, the needy little man who lies, cheats and won’t show his taxes. Would you want this immature braggart as president! Today, Jeb might just be sitting in the Oval Office.

Please remember from many of my older posts. I am not anti-conservative. I am anti-lying, anti-disrespect for women, anti-LGBT attacks, pro-solving the immigrant issue with dignity and respect for families, and pro-respect for education and scientific facts.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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GO HIGH WHEN THEY GO LOW? by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Sorry, former 1st lady, who most certainly never intended this advice for the self-proclaimed genius in the White House. Go high when he goes low is like trying to reason with an Islamic terrorist after he cuts your head off.

And the Republican senators? A perfect example is Ted Cruz! He now supports Trump after Trump mercilessly attacked his wife and father. Voting for him is like voting for a whipped dog. The other silent puppies (senators) wait for their master to feed them whatever scraps he doesn’t finish at McDonalds.

It’s not about politics! Many of the Republican policy stances are just fine, even better than many liberal policies, it’s about respect, ethics, and regaining what America used to stand for— a free, mutually respectful environment, where there really are three bodies of government that work to balance the way our country runs.

I know that 1/3 of our nation LOVES Trump. Well, here’s one person out of the other 2/3 who is horrified by how crazy that 1/3 is for supporting a man who brags about sexually abusing women, cheats on his taxes, lies about his inheritance, mocks anyone who doesn’t agree with him, creates multi-national chaos, doesn’t believe in climate change, never accepts blame, and obviously enjoys humiliating others.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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THE LITTLE MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

My best teachers and friends are people who listen and learn from what they hear, read and see. They are big enough to admit they might be wrong and big enough to correct any flawed thinking.

The biggest people are those who learn from their mistakes and are happy to adjust their minds to new ideas. Knowledge is a compilation of information gathered from many sources to gain an accurate portrayal of what is truth and what is a lie.

Big people learn from those who disagree with them. They respect science and understand why respect for others is so important.

Leaders who are great lead by example. They understand how diversity is not only necessary for intellectual growth but essential for our growth as a nation.

A leader who doesn’t understand sacrifice for the common good is a fool. John McCain sacrificed years of his life to bring pride and courage to the US. Once again, Donald Trump disrespected him and in doing so disrespected all of us.

Donald Trump only understands self-aggrandizement. He is too small to respect others who know more and offer things that he is not capable of providing. NO ONE KNOWS EVERYTHING!

Donald Trump is a little man who spends his life putting down anyone who doesn’t agree with him. The Party of Trump is a disgrace. Marco Rubio who now kisses the ring of the man who called him names and put down his family should evaluate whether his behavior is really something that makes him proud.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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REMEMBER WHEN TRUMP STOOD FOR QUALITY AND ELEGANCE? by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

Twenty plus years ago, a guy I know suggested that ten of us pitch in and buy a unit at Trump Tower in NYC. We each needed to pony up around $100,000. Well, it seemed like a lot of money and we didn’t do it. Years later we all lamented what a great investment it would have been.

It points out a lamentable fact. You can’t predict what a person is truly like until you have an opportunity to really get to know him. Well, we now know Trump. A name-calling, bigoted, misogynistic, immature, bully who has disgraced the presidency. Oh, did I forget to mention, dumb…? Who in his right mind would call Don Lemon, Lebron James and anyone who disagrees with him dumb? We know who! All his money certainly didn’t buy class, sophistication or good manners. I picture him walking IN FRONT of the queen of England with absolutely no clue as to how inelegant and stupid he appeared.

There are laws that make it a professional obligation for physicians to report any patient who is a danger to himself or to others. I agree with that law. It protects all of us from someone who has the capacity to do himself or us harm.

I hereby report to followers of Inside The Mind of a Psychiatrist that Donald Trump is a threat to all of us. His crass insensitivity and overt lies are not amusing or just political. His shameless attacks on Hispanics, Blacks and WOMEN is obscene. His denial of global warming is ignorant. His collaboration with Putin horrifying! ETC. HE IS ENDANGERING EVERYTHING THAT OUR COUNTRY IS FOUNDED ON!

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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IMPEACHMENT IS TOO KIND. DO WHAT ANY SUCCESSFUL CORPORATION WOULD DO. FIRE TRUMP, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

There are numerous reasons why any reasonable Republican should fire a dysfunctional leader. Sex, lies, insensitivity, bigotry, using government resources to enhance his own pocket, supporting Putin and lies, lies, lies!

You’d only need one, maybe two of Trump’s actions to end a marriage. Here we have dozens of unbelievable actions and he is still married to Melania and the spineless Republicans.

So far no Republicans would ever be psychotherapy candidates because all are unwilling to examine themselves or accept that maybe improvement is needed. That’s one of the interesting paradoxes about psychotherapy. You have to be healthy enough to know you need therapy and be willing to change. Know-it-all’s and narcissists are terrible therapy candidates.

Anyway, back to the Republicans, the poor psychotherapy candidates. Get rid of this man who is creating chaos and could care less about you or any of us!

How? Grow up! Work with the Democrats. Be adults and be brave. Stop sniveling around like little weak babies. Yes, that’s not exactly how I’d put it in a therapy session. But, this isn’t therapy, it’s the life or death of our county.

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THE BATTERED REPUBLICAN SYNDROME, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The “Battered Wife Syndrome” is a term exemplifying how women are afraid to stand up to their bullying, battering husbands. It is another form of PTSD that is exemplified by the abuser having complete control over the “helpless” woman. Then, the remarkable happens. The pathetic, weak woman turns the tables and doesn’t allow herself to be abused anymore. Finally, the abuser is exposed as the pathetic, weak manipulator he always was.

Why do so many Republicans keep supporting Trump? They say they believe in his politics, his stance on Israel, his immigration policies, free market strategy, the great way the stock market is doing, how he speaks his mind etc. All may or may not be true, but one thing is absolutely very true. THE ONLY THING TRUMP CARES ABOUT IS TRUMP! HE IS THE LEAST PRESIDENTIAL MAN EVER TO HAVE HELD THIS OFFICE. When he is compared to Hitler, it resonates.

Like the battered wife, Republicans fear Trump will retaliate. He’ll take away your votes, your support, call you names, and devalue you.  Like the battered wife, you believe you need him and have kowtowed to him. You let him lie to all of us. You let him devalue our allies. You even let him kiss Putin’s ring. Some independent thinkers call Trump’s behavior treasonous. What do you call a man who attacks his own country and supports a Russian leader who attacks our elections, poisons former Russian spies, and supports despots like Assad? Shouldn’t you call this man a treasonous man? Isn’t this man fully deserving of Impeachment?

Republicans are battered and traumatized. They have allowed lies to permeate the fabric of America. Now is the time to stand up and support our country. You don’t need a bully to support you. You need the courage to support your own values, AND lawfully protect us all from the man who is threatening our very existence.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

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