The awkward debate around Trump’s mental fitness

Vox

Jan 24, 2018

The rule that keeps psychiatrists from talking about Trump.

Trump has made questions about his mental fitness unavoidable, with nearly every major news network now openly discussing whether the president has the the cognitive stability to do his job. But psychiatrists and mental health experts have been largely absent in the debate about Trump’s mental health. That’s thanks to the Goldwater Rule, a decades-old ethical guideline that’s coming under serious pressure as Trump starts his second year in office. In their series Strikethrough, Vox producers Carlos Maza and Coleman Lowndes explore the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump.

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