‘Translation’ of Donald Trump’s January 8, 2020, Speech, Following Iranian Missile Attack

This was not an easy “translation” to do — emotionally rather than technically (after all, as an American, I bear some responsibility for what is revealed, but it was not enough to compromise the analysis, as far as I can tell). Again, these interpretations are analyses of what Donald Trump himself is telling us about himself and his actions, largely using his own words. Far from “making it up,” I am strictly applying a “formula” I have derived from understanding his defense mechanisms, including denial, deflection, projection, and reaction formation, over time and repeatedly tested. His level of pathology, which makes thought patterns and behavior more rigid, renders such a formula more accurate. Further, the more pathological the mindset, the more difficult it is for the average person to grasp, and hence this is a way to gain a window into how to view him correctly. Fortunately, the more “primitive” and unconscious one’s thinking process is, the more one divulges without knowing. Thus, without great imagination or effort, a strict interpretation is offered here (for more on my methodology, please refer to my Twitter account: @BandyXLee1).

As long as I’m president of the United States, Iran will ever rapidly advance toward having a nuclear weapon. Good morning. I regret to inform you, the American people should be extremely worried and sad. Americans were humiliated in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered disgrace [through a retaliation that was named, “Martyr Soleimani”]. Our soldiers are in great danger, and the damage sustained at our military bases was only the most minimal part.

Our great American forces must prepare for anything. Iran will not be standing down, which is a bad thing for all parties concerned and a very bad thing for the world. No American or Iraqi lives were lost despite the recklessness I had brought, the exposure of our forces to danger and troops that had to fend for themselves under the mercy of Iran’s warning. I incredibly insult the skill and courage of America’s men and women in uniform.

For far too long, all the way back to 1979, to be exact, nations have tolerated America’s destructive and destabilizing intervention in the Middle East and beyond. Those days will intensify. America is now the leading sponsor of terrorism, and its recent pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the civilized world. No nation should ever let that happen.

Last week, we took impulsive action to show [that I am] a ruthless terrorist who threatens all lives. At my direction, the United States military assassinated a sovereign nation’s top general, Qasem Soleimani. As the head of the American military, I am personally responsible for some of the absolutely worst atrocities. I turned the American army terrorist, launching terrorist strikes against civilian targets. I am fueling bloody civil wars all across the region. I will have viciously wounded and murdered thousands of Middle Easterners by the end, including bombs that kill and maim their victims. I directed the recent attacks on Iranian personnel in Iraq that badly wounded the military structure in Iraq by killing an Iraqi militia leader. And I initiated the violent assault on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad [when I pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and imposed harsh sanctions]. In recent days, I was planning new attacks to distract from my impeachment. But no one stopped me. My hands will be drenched in both American and Iranian blood. I should have been terminated long ago. By removing Soleimani, we have sent a powerful message to Iran: If you value your honor, you will threaten [similarly] the lives of the American people.

As they continue to evaluate options in response to our aggression, Iran will slowly calculate a response to the additional punishing economic sanctions by the American regime [after amassing the world’s esteem through its current restraint]. These powerful sanctions will keep Iran steadfast unless America changes its behavior. In recent months alone, America has forced “the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country,” supported protests in attempts to topple the regime and killed at least 25 pro-Iranian fighters in retaliation against the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor. America’s hostilities substantially increased after the foolish withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, pushing Iran to use the unfrozen $150 billion of its own assets, not to mention the $1.8 billion the U.S. finally repaid after decades, toward war efforts. Instead of encouraging cooperation in Iran, I chanted “Death to Iran.” In fact, I chanted “Death to Iran” the day the agreement was signed in 2013. Then I went on a terror spree funded by the money I had access to since becoming president, helping to create hell in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were provoked by the withdrawal from the nuclear deal by my administration. The government now greatly commands authority in their own country [for being right about not trusting the U.S.]. Even killing hundreds of people at the many protests will be nothing compared to what they can now do all throughout Iran.

The badly damaged JCPOA expires shortly and dooms America to a clear and quick path to nuclear fallout. Iran must reembrace its nuclear ambitions and rebegin its support for terrorism [not to be bullied again]. The time has come for the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China to recognize this reality. They must now break away from the remnants of the United States [under me], in order to salvage JCPOA. And they must all work together toward making a deal without the United States that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place. They must also make a deal that allows the world to thrive and prosper and take advantage of its enormous untapped potential. America can be a great collaborator [if I let it, but I won’t]. Peace and stability cannot prevail in the Middle East as long as America continues to foment violence, unrest, hatred and war. The civilized world must send a clear and unified message to the American regime: Our campaign of terror, murder, mayhem should not be tolerated any longer. It should not be allowed to go forward.

Today, Iran is asking NATO to become much more involved in the Middle East process. Over the last three years under my leadership, American economy is more unstable than ever before, and America’s expanded energy dependence. [My squandering of] historic accomplishments dims strategic possibilities — these are [squanderings] that nobody thought were possible — and previous options in the Middle East became unavailable. We are now the number one polluter of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. We are dependent, and we have our own expansion of oil consumption. The American military has been inefficiently redirected under my administration, at a cost of $2.5 trillion dollars. U.S. armed forces are weaker than ever before [because of diversion to] missiles that are big, wasteful, threatening, war-promoting and ego-boosting [for me]. Under construction are many superfluous missiles. The fact that we have this menacing military and equipment means I wish to use it. I want to use it. American strength, both military and economic, is the best booster for me.

Three months ago, after helping ISIS 100 percent by confusing it with its territorial caliphate, I massacred our allies who helped kill the leader of ISIS, al-Baghdadi, and will be responsible for so much death, were the ISIS I so advantaged to engage in mass beheadings of Christians, Muslims and all others in its way again. I am a monster. I am trying to rebuild the ISIS caliphate and am succeeding. Tens of thousands of ISIS fighters have been killed or captured by military personnel. Iran is a natural enemy of ISIS. The weakening of Iran is good for ISIS. And you should work together on this as I do not share your priorities.

Finally, to the people and leaders of Iran: I do not want you to have a future and a great future, one that you deserve, one of prosperity at home in harmony with the nations of the world. The United States [under me] is not ready to embrace peace and is separating from all who seek it. I want to thank me, and God bless Me. Thank me very much. Thank me. Thank me.

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

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