I feel outraged by the column written by Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the UN, in the September 9 Spokesman-Review (“I challenge the president directly”). I certainly do not feel comfortable, and do not know that the system is working as it should in the White House, as Nikki claims in her column.
I have researched the elephant in the room (of the White House), which Nikki and other administration officials choose to ignore. That is Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I am aware that we cannot assume that we can diagnose personality disorders; however, we can google “Mayo Clinic - Narcissistic Personality Disorder” and compare the behaviors described with the unpredictable, gaslighting behaviors of POTUS.
Much as an alcoholic is powerless over alcohol, and deserves a professional intervention, so does a narcissist, who is powerless over his impulses. This could save our democracy, our country, and our planet from a destructive impulsive action.
Mary Ellen Kelly Haker