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‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

JAMES C. MCINTOSH, M.D. | 9/7/2017, 4:17 p.m.
Free association is a process utilized by psychoanalysts that involves stimulating the free flow of a patient’s thoughts. The patient ...
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From Trump Castle to Frankenstein Castle

They didn’t want to be publicly associated with Nazis or Germany, so they just pretended they were from Sweden, somewhere else. Pretending—Trump pretends his father was not a Klansman and that they did not bar Blacks from their housing. He knew enough about Nazis to deny his German ancestry. He knew enough about the Klan to deny his father was ever a member of it. But he didn’t know enough to denounce David Duke, who was both a Klansman and a uniformed Nazi. By the way, Duke lived in Russia for five years. While there, Duke says, his book “Jewish Supremacism” was a best seller. Hey, look at that: Duke, Klan, Russia, Stalin, Non-Aggression Pact, Putin, Germany, Nazi, Hitler, Trump—wow! Free association exposes Trump’s brain like a scalpel. According to Freud, humor has that same capacity.

Comedian/psychoanalyst Dr. Dick Gregory exposed Trump’s lack of a soul. He likened Trump to two monsters, a werewolf and a corpse with a brain stimulated to life by Dr. Frankenstein, a mad scientist who created his monster in Germany. In my earlier book, “The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Rudolph Giuliani,” I explained that Adolph and Rudolph are the Germanic words that mean Noble Wolf and Famous Wolf, respectively. According to Gregory, Donald Trump “is dumber than Frankenstein and Wolf Man.”  But if Gregory’s remark is a vivisection of Trump, it is a biopsy for America. He follows up by saying that Trump’s election “doesn’t say anything about [Trump]; it says something about [America].” Gregory also takes his scalpel to America for not yet getting rid of Trump, saying, “If I went to apply for a job collecting garbage, they would ask me to bring in my last year’s tax return. You have a president—he don’t have to bring his in and y’all tolerate it.” 

Dr. Snoop Dogg, the First and Second Amendments

Preferring a gun to Gregory’s scalpel for his brain operations, Dr. Snoop Dogg, in his music video “BadBadNotGood,” shoots a clown resembling Trump. Snoop gives the clown the name “Ronald Klump,” which is quite Klan kongruent. But before you chalk that K off as an accident, examine Snoop’s remarks before the election, when he said of Trump’s intended run for the White House, “It wouldn’t be the first time [Trump] pushed a Black family out of their home.” (Why will we criticize the young man when he walks women on a leash, and then stay silent when he begins to direct his rage in a healthier direction.)  Jimmy Kimmel noted after Charlottesville, “We went into the weekend worrying about Kim Jong-un starting a war; we came out of it wondering if our president is cutting eye holes out of his bed sheets.”   A lot of us are not wondering anymore. We are pretty clear that, at least metaphorically, he is. Hey, here we go again. Sheets, sheets of sound, Koltrane style.

Next week, Part VI of Chapter 1, “The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump.”