The Trump Contagion

The phenomenon of contagion is what mental health experts have warned against since their 2017 monograph, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. They stated that, if his presidency were not intervened with swiftly and properly, his symptoms — his pathology, criminality, and violence — would spread and become uncontainable. In March 2020, the first month of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the United States, they issued a “Prescription for Survival,” to highlight how his removal, or at least removal of his influence, was mandatory for survival. They noted that the more important, underlying pandemic to gain control over was “the…



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Bandy X. Lee

Forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, president of the World Mental Health Coalition (, and editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”