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Corbett, K. (2017). Trump Trauma. Psychoanal. Dial., 27(2):117-118.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 27(2):117-118

Trump Trauma

Ken Corbett, Ph.D.


“I’ll be the greatest president in thee [sic] history of the US! Maybe as great as Reagan! I have so much in common w him!”

Donald J. Trump, Twitter, May 4, 2016

“Where was the trigger warning for all this bullshit?”

Ms. A., the second patient I met with on November 8, 2016


“No puppet. No puppet. You’re the puppet.”

Donald J. Trump, Third Presidential Debate, October 19, 2016

“The puppet thing stays with me—you know, like grade school—petty. What does it mean that he will be the president? How can that be? Who will we be? Maybe that’s why the puppet thing stays with me.”

Ms. B., the third patient I met with on November 8, 2016


“This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice.”

Donald J. Trump, Twitter, January 1, 2014

“It’s an attack on reason. The democratic logics of society are irrelevant. My friends and I couldn’t get shit-faced fast enough.”

Mr. C., the fifth patient I met with on November 8, 2016


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