During Thursday’s episode of The View, the nitwitted liberal women on the most mind-numbing panel on the planet tried their darnedest to get Dr. Phil to trash President Donald Trump by diagnosing him with some sort of unfavorable personality disorder. However, none of them were expecting the brutal reality check he decided to drop on them instead.
“Therapists, a lot of respected psychologists out there, really big time really big names, are saying that Donald Trump is showing signs of narcissism,” said co-host Joy Behar almost as soon as Dr. Phil sat down. “Which by the way, one of the symptoms is preoccupied with the fantasies of unlimited power, success, and brilliance, and they’re questioning that he has narcissistic disorder. Number one, do you think that’s a mental illness, narcissism, and if so, is he fit to be president?” she questioned.
While the audience shamelessly applauded as if Behar has just cured cancer and ended world hunger all in the same day, Dr. Phil wasn’t about to take the bait. Instead, he rattled off a list of common character traits possessed by narcissists, and Behar was all too happy to check them off as he went.
DR. PHIL: Well — well, counselor that’s a compound question, and I object. [panel laughs] But, you know, people talk about narcissism, they don’t really know what it means. So, I brought a list from the DSM5 about what narcissism really is. If I ask people to stand up and define it they wouldn’t know. Let’s just take a vote. One, has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
BEHAR: Check. [Applause]
DR. PHIL: Two, is preoccupied with fantasies of success power or brilliance, which she said.
BEHAR: Check [Applause]
DR.PHIL: Okay. Three, believes that he or she is special or unique. [laughs]
BEHAR: check, check!
DR. PHIL: Can only be understood by special people.
DR. PHIL: Four, requires excessive admiration.
BEHAR: Oh, check, check, check, check!
DR. PHIL: Has a sense of entitlement, which means is very thin skinned.
BEHAR: Oh, check, check, check!
DR. PHIL: Is interpersonally exploitative —
DR. PHIL: Lacks empathy, has the inability to stand in other people’s shoes.
BEHAR: You know like when he makes fun of people that are handicapped —
DR. PHIL: I’m just reading it. You interpret it however you want. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her. Shows arrogant and haughty behavior.
When Whoopi pointed out that these are traits which “a lot of people” have, Dr. Phil agreed, even saying that “some at this table” are guilty of them, too. “I doubt that there’s ever been anyone that has sat in the chair of the presidency that didn’t have some type of imbalance mentally or emotionally at some point in their life,” he added. “We all have our hearts broken, we all have things that we go through.”
Dr. Phil continued, “…most leaders are under a lot of stress and pressure so a lot of it will show anxiety, depression at different times,” adding, “Lot of leaders will have some affliction at different times because the pressure and the demands of the office.”