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How Mental Illness Became a Scapegoat for Trump’s White Supremacy

When you attribute someone’s evil actions to their mental health status rather than their actual root cause—like white supremacy—then that evil is no longer presented as a choice.


I’m not like him. I could never be him.that man, clearly insane.

Slamming the president with a mental health diagnosis is a form of distancing that makes it hard to engage with the actual harm he is doing.

people at worship. This, too, is white supremacy at work.

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