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Trump has officially called himself a ‘stable genius’

Trump has officially called himself a ‘stable genius’

genius….and a very stable genius at that!

With the publication of Michael Wolfe’s book, ‘Fire and Fury’ hitting the shelves yesterday, an apparent detailed vision of the real story behind the White House, Trump has hit back at the criticism, stating that he is both mentally stable and also a genius. Hmmm

Trump has publicly called Wolfe a ‘loser‘, whilst stating that he is in fact an incredibly intelligent man.

The book, ‘Fire and Fury‘ went on sale yesterday, with the publication date being pushed forward considerably due to Trump threatening to take legal action against the company, a clear attempt to block the release of the book, which became an instant bestseller overnight.

The book has also caused a rift between Trump and Steve Bannon, who is apparently quoted in the book calling Trump’s son guilty of treasonous behaviour.

With countless comments about Trump’s mental stability and overall ability, the president is definitely not letting this one go this time, constantly tweeting about his mental expertise.

Trump’s intelligence has certainly been attacked in the new book, with the author stating how the president wold flit from topic to topic, unable to focus on one thing for more than a few moments, the author has stated that everything in the book is true, clearly displayed by Trump’s anger at it’s publication.

So, can Trump’s exploits get even more ridiculous? Well, he then went on to state that the news are simply spreading lies about his mental stability, because of their frustration at not being able to prove that Russia provided substantial help to the American campaign.

These recent tweets, alongside the publication of ‘Fire and Fury’ are again calling into question the multiple debates on the mental ability of the President of the United States, a topic which has divided the psychiatric and political worlds into disarray and disagreement for the last year.

These questions come just one week after the President tweeted boasting about his nuclear button which apparently sits in front of him on his desk, a button, according to Trump, which unlike North Korea’s actually works!

This tweet caused President Bush’s old adviser to comment that the president is clearly ‘psychologically unfit’, he also stated that the president should have his powers taken from him, transferred to the vice president, Mike Pence.

Mr Trump’s personality, a feature described by the New York Times as ‘self-absorption, impulsiveness, lack of empathy, obsessive focus on slights, tenuous grasp of facts and penchant for sometimes far-fetched conspiracy theories’ seems to be manifesting simply in his tweets, which are being used by the world to really see the President for the unstable force he is, from ranting about nuclear buttons to having a twitter war with Bush’s old advisers.

Elizabeth Whittingham Elizabeth is a third year history student studying at The University of Manchester.