Is it unethical to opine on Donald Trump’s mental health?

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Donald Trump Official Portrait (Wikimedia Commons)

Over the last couple years there has been extensive discussion concerning the fact that Donald Trump demonstrates characteristic of the clinical diagnoses of psychopathy and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). (See for example this important June 2016 article which appeared in The Atlantic.)

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Revenge of the Haters: A Response to Kellyanne Conway’s Abysmal Defense

On February 3, 2017, while being interviewed on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway made reference to the “Bowling Green Massacre” as justification for Trump’s travel ban on seven nations. Conway said:

“I bet, there was very little coverage‍—‌I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized‍—‌and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. I mean, most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.” (Cited from the newly minted Wikipedia page for “Bowling Green Massacre.”)

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