Trump's Mental State Was Just Called into Question — by His Own Son | 22 Words

It's unlikely that even the oldest Americans have seen any White House administration embroiled in the kind of controversy and criticism that has been levied against Donald Trump.

Now, someone is speaking up about the toll the negative news has taken on the President. But who?

Since before he was inaugurated, or even elected, Donald Trump has been subject to scathing criticism by citizens and the media.

He was even getting it from incumbent President, Barack Obama, a year ago.

Trump has also had a number of long-standing public feuds that have been dragged into the limelight.

Namely with Rosie O'Donnell, Barack Obama, and even billionaire Mark Cuban.

As his gaffes mount, he's beginning to get it from his own party.

It's safe to say he's the most criticized President ever, thanks to the information age.

Even the head of Fox News bailed on him with a letter, ripping his remarks at Charlottesville apart.

It's clear the situation is getting worse.

Recently, during a television interview, Eric Trump explained just how bad things have gotten for his dad.

And he's not just talking about the effect on his professional demeanor. He hinted at something far, far more troubling, stating:
“If they weren’t talking about you, you wouldn’t be doing something right and it’s important to keep it in context, otherwise quite frankly you’d probably end up killing yourself out of depression."

You can judge for yourself, but many feel that Eric Trump's unusually candid nature could be foreshadowing something.

Eric said in the interviews:
“It’s the media, the mainstream media, who does not want [the president] to succeed. It’s government who does not want him to succeed… No matter what he does, he’s going to get hit, and listen, I think you have to tune it out."

People have found it ironic that Trump, being a notorious bully (people on both sides will agree on that), is getting his feelings hurt.

Especially because criticism of Trump is based on his performance as President, whereas Donald himself is quick to brandish people "losers" or "fake" for questioning his governance. This could explain why Trump is fed positive news stories about himself several times a day.

Others believe that the impending legal fallout from the Russia collusion investigation is leading to his increasingly feeble state of mind.

Eric is right in saying that this criticism would take its toll on anyone, but it's part of the job, and Trump has earned at least some of it.

Others suggest it might be a conflict of conscience.

It's certainly not a laughing matter, if true, but it's not coming as a surprise to many of his critics.

Many feel that this whole "Presidency" thing hasn't worked out the way he hoped.

And the title doesn't grant the titleholder automatic respect and admiration. But others think there's even more at play.

For someone like Trump, who's used to being in control, having to actually serve the people has many thinking he's frustrated and possibly even desperate.

While the insinuation that anyone is suffering from mental illness is a serious accusation, it's a troubling thing to have to wonder if our President, the man with access to nuclear codes, is suffering from it.

While Eric said his father is able to "tune out" the criticism that might drive others to suicide or depression, that's not a comforting thought.

You can't ignore the reality of your critics forever.

Some are making light of this decidedly un-fun news.

But only because they feel this might just be a sympathy-gathering tactic more than a real issue.

Many are suspicious of what could really be at play here.

An insanity defense? An exit from office?

People sure seem to be kicking around that these comments might serve to help the President legally, but...

...only time will tell during these strange days.