Over the weekend, President Donald Trump alarmed military experts and fellow Republicans when he announced that he’d back a Turkish military operation in Syria. He then pivoted, claiming that he wouldn’t let Turkey go too far. As usual, the president announced the major policy shift via Twitter.
In response, well-known Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert wondered if it was time for mental health professionals to intervene.
“Am I the only psychologist who finds this claim and this threat truly alarming?” he wrote. “Wouldn’t these normally trigger a mental health hold? Right and Left must set aside politics and agree that there is a serious problem here.”