Is President Trump Gaslighting Us?
George Packer wrote in The New Yorker this weekend that the only obstacle left to prevent President Trump's full consolidation of power is public opinion. We must vote.
Yet, it's hard for people to cast informed ballots if President Trump is overtly and boldly lying without fear of repercussion. Some say he's trying to gaslight us into believing the reality he wants more than the one that exists.
We saw it this weekend when New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger felt the need to correct the record after President Trump tweeted an inaccurate version of what was said in their off-the-record meeting.
Last week, President Trump asked people at a rally in Kansas City, MO to "...stick with us. Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news." He went on to say "what you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."
Stephanie Sarkis - Board-certified clinical mental health therapist and the author of several books, most recently, Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - and Break Free, which will be released in October. Stephanie blogs for Psychology Today and The HuffPost. @StephanieSarkis