The Trump Mental Health Pandemic:

A blow-by-blow account of how mental health experts warned about what would happen — that Donald Trump’s coup attempts would not stop but could overturn democracy — and went unheeded

On December 6, 2021, Barton Gellman published a remarkable article in the Atlantic by the title: “Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun: January 6 was practice. Donald Trump’s GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election.” The below consists of quotes from that article, cited here with permission, and an item-by-item description of how mental health experts warned, long ago, about…



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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.”