Looking for reasons why Trump is not grounded in the truth and revels in conspiracy theories, it is not too far fetched to tune an ear to the theory that the president might be mentally impaired. A story appearing last week in The New Republic suggests that Trump’s promiscuous behavior in the 80’s may have caught up with him. In the article, writer Steven Beutner says…

Given the limited information available, neurosyphilis belongs in the differential diagnosis. We know Trump was potentially exposed to syphilis based on his own statements that he was sexually promiscuous in the 1980s, a period when syphilis cases were rapidly increasing in the U.S. “I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world,” he told Howard Stern in 1997, referring to his dating life the decade prior. “It is a dangerous world out there—it’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam era. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave solider.”

Whether all of America is suffering now because of the exploits of Trumps “little soldier” remains to be seen. But many mental health professionals believe the president is ill. Let’s hope he gets help before he is tempted to use the nuclear codes!