A National Affairs Forum
October 14, 7pm
Join the National Affairs Committee on October 14th at 7pm for the Trump Unhinged Forum.
Dr. Justin A. Frank, former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and bestselling author of Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President will provide an overview psychoanalysis of Trump and analyze selected segments of his performance from the September 29 Presidential Debate.
Dr. Frank, “To know Trump is to know psychiatry – from psychoanalytic theory to diagnosis. In 2018, Penguin-Random House published Trump on the Couch, detailing the alarming psychological character traits that make Trump not simply unfit to be our president, but dangerous as well. I wrote that ‘I would write the entire book in all caps if I thought that would better convey the sense of urgency with which it is written and should be read.’ Since then, Trump has been impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, 200,000 Americans have died, immigrant families are fractured, police brutality has gone unchecked, separation of powers is threatened, the judiciary is filled by young reactionary lawyers with lifetime appointments, and attacks on our press are relentless. The 2020 election is upon us, and Trump is already discrediting the result if he loses. That’s a lot to talk about tonight or any night. But we must talk about it, because if we don’t take action, we stand to lose our democracy to this destructive and amoral man.”
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, advisory member of the Transition Integrity Project (TIP), Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary and former chief of staff to Colin Powell at the U.S. Department of State, will discuss the TIP process, results and recommendations.
Col Wilkerson, “The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) was set up to examine the time period from determination of election results (on or about 5-8 November 2020), to the time at noon on January 20th when a new president must be in office (or the incumbent, having been re-elected). Beginning formally in January 2020, TIP attracted to its ranks some formidable political operators, including former White House chiefs of staff, cabinet officers, political analysts and commentators, and others of similar expertise and reputation. Realizing quickly in January at its first meeting that the November elections just might be the most contentious in U.S. history, TIP members decided to wargame possible moves and their outcomes. These games corroborated and even deepened fundamental concerns about the elections, including the prospect of significant domestic conflict.“