In the family of American President Donald Trump, and in particular his distant mother and his authoritarian father, Professor Clinical Psychology Justin Frank gives his present picture: impulsive, childish, inappropriate for an office.
“Yes, we should be afraid,” Professor of Clinical Psychology at George Washington University told the Guardian. “We have to accept that he is the president and we also have to accept that he will never change because he can not. Once we accept these two, we will be able to see what we will do with our fears. ”
According to Frank, the momentum between the infant and the mother has a significant impact on a person’s psychological profile and health. Trump’s mother, Mary An McLeod, arrived in New York from the Lewis Island belonging to the External Hebrides – an island complex near the west coast of Scotland – in 1930.
After working for six years as a domestic assistant, she married real estate agent Fred Trump, with whom she had five children. Although he is a little bit confident, the president has talked little about his mother. It is indicative that during his first months of presidency, the only photograph that was on his office at the Oval Office was his father. Later added one of his mother.
“He did not have a strong maternal presence in his life,” Frank says. “The only thing we know from his biography is that when he was two years old, the last child was born in the family, but when his mother went to the maternity ward, he did not return immediately. He suffered bleeding, underwent four surgeries, and was little to die, and there was almost no discussion of the subject from the family. The older brothers went to school as if nothing was happening while they were too worried about their mother. ”
The frequent absences of his mother, according to Frank, deprived Trump of empathy. “One of the things one does when he feels that they are ignoring him and leaving him in some way is to develop contempt for this part of himself. You hate your own weakness and intimidate and make others feel weak or fool others to make it clear that you are strong and that you have no need. ”
Frank also argues that Trump’s autocratic father also had a catalytic influence on his childhood when he lived in Queens, New York.
“When his father was there, he was running the house like a tyrant … There were so many rules that everyone had to do what the father said. I think Donald Trump was afraid of his father. His father took him permanently and told him, “You must be strong. Never apologize. Never complain. Never say that you are sorry. You have to learn to be a killer. You must be the king … “.
When asked if he thinks Trump is capable of loving, he answers “no.” “I also think he never felt loved and I think in part he is the reason he always sends tweets and feels he has to say every so often,” I get A + as president “, because if he does not get love, he will make good loving oneself “.