Trump vehemently denies mental illness, explaining: "I'm on tons of cocaine"
NEW YORK -- Failed presidential candidate Donald J. Trump took to Twitter on Monday to excoriate critics who have speculated that the former reality TV star is suffering from a severe form of undiagnosed mental illness.
"I'm not mentally ill, dummies! I'm on cocaine, morons! Doctors are dummies!" Trump wrote via Twitter.
Since Trump lost the election to President Hillary Clinton by 3 million votes in November, leading medical experts have hypothesized that serious psychiatric disorders like narcissism, border line personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and sociopathy might explain the disgraced politician's erratic behavior, delusional statements and documented history of sexual predation.
On Tuesday, doctors were conflicted about whether Trump's unhinged persona could be attributed to cocaine abuse alone, with many psychiatrists saying he presents with contradictory symptoms.
"On the one hand, he does display the mania, aggression, erectile dysfunction and insane overconfidence that's typical of cocaine addicts," said Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Claire Oudu. "But he doesn't exhibit the weight loss that's characteristic of habitual users," she said.
Oudu, who has not personally treated Trump, said she was not comfortable diagnosing the lawsuit entrepreneur from a distance, saying "that's best left to his personal physician." But, Oudu said, if she were a betting woman, she would put money on Trump suffering mental illness stemming from untreated syphilis.
"The late stage causes mental disorders. In terms of treatment, it may be too late," she said.