He did it.
Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, tweeted that President Donald Trump is a “psychopath.”
The politician made the bold move four minutes after Trump combined a tweet about Russian collusion with the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” the president posted at 11:08 p.m. Saturday. “This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign — there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!”
At 11:12 p.m., Gallego railed back: “You are such a psychopath that you have to make even the death of 17 children about you. America will regret the day you were ever born.”
On Wednesday, the congressman defended the post, which was not deleted nor altered (it is unclear if he has been blocked by POTUS).
“I think it’s very important for us to actually shock the American public, especially those that aren’t paying attention to what this president is doing,” Gallego told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. “I think it is constructive in that sense that we’re not dealing with a normal president.”
He wasn’t done.
“We’ve all gone into the norm that the president can act how he is and we’re supposed to accept it’s normal,” he said. “It’s not normal. Everything the White House is doing is not normal and it is incumbent upon elected officials like me to try to get people to recognize that.”
Trump got passing marks on his annual physical exam in January. White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson said the real estate mogul did “exceedingly well” on an assessment designed to screen for cognitive dysfunction.
Trump got a perfect 30 out of 30 score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment., which tests for memory loss and is an indicator of early dementia.
What Gallego called Trump has nothing to do with dementia, however.
According to Psychology Today, a psychopath is someone suffering from a dissocial personality disorder — an individual who has a “callous unconcern for the feelings of others.”
In layman’s terms, they just don’t care.
“The brains of psychopaths have been found to have weak connections among the components of the brain’s emotional systems. These disconnects are responsible for the psychopath’s inability to feel emotions deeply.”