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Letter of the Day | Trump's actions prove he's a mental case

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 1:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

My biggest fear for the United States of America is that Donald Trump is mentally unbalanced.

You ask me how I can claim he's unbalanced? Just take a look at his recent track record.

He lies at every turn, and then, even when he was on videotape, he claimed he did not say the things that were recorded.

This man called Meryl Streep overrated. Does the sane world need any more proof? Even if you don't like the woman ... overrated? That probably says it all. Poor moviegoers, all these years and all these Oscars and multiple nominations you have been paying to watch an overrated actress.

As for his Cabinet picks, which according to him are all "great", the less said the better.

But obviously, I am not the only one who thinks Mr Trump is mentally unbalanced.

Here's what Eliot A. Cohen wrote in the prestigious Atlantic magazine: "Precisely because the problem is one of temperament and character, it will not get better. It will get worse, as power intoxicates Trump and those around him. It will probably end in calamity substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment. The sooner Americans get used to these likelihoods, the better."

Like everything else that Mr Trump wanted, he had to have the presidency of the United States. Now that he has got it, he really doesn't seem to know what to do with it. He goes from one headline-making announcement to the next. Nothing seems as if it has any structure to it. Seems the dog finally caught the car and he doesn't know how to drive.

Not that he would care, but I remind Mr Trump and his supporters of the old adage that runs something like: "Be careful what we wish for, because we just might get it."

STEPHEN HARRISON

St Mary