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Order an emergency psychiatric evaluation of Donald Trump

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Mental health professionals have widely and publicly acknowledged that President Elect Donald Trump exhibits classic, textbook characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. (see

New York Mental Hygiene Law 9.39(a) provides for emergency mental health evaluations for "any person alleged to have a mental illness for which immediate observation, care, and treatment in a hospital is appropriate and which is likely to result in serious harm to himself or others. 'Likelihood to result in serious harm' as used in this article shall mean... a substantial risk of physical harm to other persons as manifested by homicidal or other violent behavior by which others are placed in reasonable fear of serious physical harm."

Donald Trump has made a consistent practice of threatening, promoting and excusing violence against those who opposed his candidacy. He threatens to "punish" and imprison U.S. citizens for exercising their Constitutional rights. He has promised that as Commander in Chief, he would violate U.S. and international law by ordering the torture and murder not only of accused enemies of the U.S., but their families. He praises and welcomes interactions with foreign dictators who have committed atrocities against their own people. Most alarmingly, he has been exceedingly reckless in his stated willingness to deploy U.S. nuclear weapons, and to allow the proliferation of nuclear weapons in other countries such as South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia. There can be no doubt that fear of "serious physical harm" in a Trump presidency is reasonable.

If, as has been alleged, Donald Trump is suffering from a serious psychiatric disorder, it will be essential for the Electoral College, the U.S. Congress, and the American people to be made aware of that fact as soon as possible, certainly before he can be inaugurated as President of the United States. We therefore request that an emergency mental health evaluation be ordered and conducted at the earliest opportunity.

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