‘#UNFIT’ Trailer Sees Mental Health Professionals Diagnose Trump’s Malignant Narcissism
By Pat Mullen
On the heels of this weekend’s explosive interview in which FOX News’s Chris Wallace obliterated Donald Trump, an essential question resurfaces. (Not that it ever left.) Is Donald Trump fit for office?
The answer, if you’ve been watching any news coverage featuring Trump during the past four years or reading his daily Twitter dumps, is an obvious no. Having a delusional and narcissistic serial liar as the Commander in Chief of the most powerful country in the world is obviously dangerous. But this diagnosis comes from a film critic and not a psychologist, so take it with a grain of salt.
However, the new documentary #UNFIT assembles a chorus line of mental health professionals, politicians, strategists, pundits, and political animals on the record offering second opinions. The cast includes George Conway, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, a conservative group that aims to oust Trump and “Trumpism” at the ballot box, and spouse of Trump’s counselor, Kellyann Conway. The prognosis for Trump is about as dire as can be as the interviewees emphasise their “duty to warn,” foreshadowing the fate of the nation (and the world) if Trump continues with his power and declining mental health unchecked.
A trailer for #UNFIT was released today ahead of the film’s September 1st premiere on streaming platforms. The doc, directed by Dan Partland, situates Trump’s declining mental health within the larger discourse of fake news, polarisation, and voter suppression it inspired. Hopefully, the timing mobilises even more Americans to get out and vote.
Synopsis: Is Donald Trump fit to hold the office of President of the United States? #UNFIT presents an eye-opening analysis of the behavior, psyche, condition and stability of Donald Trump. It takes a sociological look at the electorate that chose him, and the collective effect he is having on our culture and institutions. During the 2016 campaign, mental health professionals felt policy-bound from speaking publicly. Now, after years of observation, for the first time ever, they have decided enough is enough.