Psychologist and Yale Professor Bandy X. Lee has made a name for herself over the last four years by being one of the few mental health professionals willing to defy the ethics of modern medicine to “diagnose” President Donald Trump with any number of psychological maladies. This willingness has made her a bestselling author and a frequent guest on CNN and MSNBC. Seeing as how these credentials could also be used to describe the disgraced Creepy Porn Lawyer, Michael Avenatti, they certainly don’t speak well of Lee’s burgeoning reputation.
Nonetheless, even a sorry reputation can be stained. For instance, Lee could harm her own credibility by, say, comparing Hitler to Trump and finding Hitler to be better!
“Donald Trump is not an Adolf Hitler,” Lee tweeted this week. “At least Hitler improved the daily life of his followers, had discipline, and required more of himself to gain the respect of his followers. Even with the same pathology, there are varying degrees of competence.”
When you wake up in the morning and decide to compare Trump to Hitler FOR THE BENEFIT OF HITLER, that’s the moment you need to go into your employers at Princeton, turn in your ID badge, and check yourself into a psychiatric hospital. Your average idiot would know better than to go on social media and make this comparison, so what does that say about Bandy X. Lee? She’s spent so much time worrying about the president’s imaginary mental illnesses that she’s neglected to look after her own.
You’ll not be surprised to learn that Lee’s tweet was met with considerable backlash. She later took it down, replacing it with this: “Okay, I have taken it down, since it has upset so many people and was not provoking thought but the opposite. Of note, my statement was about how little Donald Trump believes he needs to do to retain his followership, NOT to minimize Adolf Hitler’s atrocities.”
Anyway, if ever there was needed a nail in the coffin of Lee’s time in the spotlight, let this be it. Anyone this foolish should not be allowed on the airwaves – no, not even on MSNBC, where TDS-aggravated insanity is the norm. Lee needs to be in quarantine, kept from the public not because of coronavirus but because of her own derangement.