Dr Justin Frank thinks the president has an erotic attachment to his daughter and a fixation with faeces and dirt
It all begins with the mother.
This is the opening line of Dr Justin Franks book, Trump on the Couch, a deep dive into the psyche of the 45th US president which argues that a distant mother and authoritarian father are key to understanding how Donald Trump became Donald Trump: infantile, impulsive and ill-suited for office.
Yes, we should be scared, Frank, a clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University, told the Guardian. We have to accept that he is the president and we also have to accept that hes never going to change because he cant. Once we accept those things, we can then figure out what to do with our fears.
For Frank, the dynamic between infant and mother has a profound influence on a persons psychological outlook and health. Trumps mother was Mary Anne MacLeod, who arrived in New York from the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis in 1930. After six years as a domestic worker and nanny, she married the property developer Fred Trump and they had five children.