Like Yale psychiatrist Dr. Brandy Lee, whose conference on the president’s mental health was referenced in the editorial, Bader also expressed a belief that analysis of Trump’s mental well-being is important given the calamitous nature of his short presidency.
According to Bader, Trump suffers from three overarching fears that lead to his self-aggrandizing and defensive behavior.
“I would argue that the emotions he dreads the most are inferiority, helplessness and shame,” Bader wrote. “This triad lies at the heart of what makes Trump crazy.”