Every sane person has looked at Donald Trump at some point and wondered “is this man on drugs?”
Well, according to a report from the early 90s, it seems the answer may be yes. In fact, he may have been tweaked out for decades.
Spy magazine, way back in 1992, published a feature exposing Dr. Joseph Greenberg, alleging he was simply an amphetamine pill mill for wealthy clientele. Trump was a loyal patient of the good doctor, which may explain his paranoid narcissistic worldview.
Have you ever wondered why Donald Trump has acted so erratically at times, full of manic energy, paranoid, garrulous? Well, he was a patient of Dr. Greenberg’s from 1982 to 1985…Dr. Greenberg diagnosed both of the Trump brothers as suffering from a ‘metabolic imbalance.’”
Greenberg treated the future xenophobic candidate, who had an obsessive fear of gaining weight, for what he diagnosed as a “metabolic imbalance.” (For the record, there is no such legitimate medical disorder.) To cure this nonexistent disease, Greenberg prescribed the miracle drug Tenuate Dospan.
According to the NIH, this nifty little diet pill causes such fun side effects as fear or nervousness, false or unusual sense of well-being, severe mental changes, and seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there…and this is all only based on short-term use. Spy reported:
Dr. Greenberg’s program included no set caloric limit, and Tenuate was prescribed for five months. The long-term use of Tenuate can, according to the medical literature, lead to psychosis—delusions of grandeur, say, like the belief that by simply putting your name on real estate properties, you will double their value.”
Or, as Gawker put it: “like running for president without a platform beyond ‘look at that yonder Muslim, what’s he up to?’”
Spy magazine also included what they claim are photocopies of actual medical records for Trump, and his brother who was also a patient of Dr. Greenberg, which “indicated many, many visits.” How they came across the documents isn’t known, but coincidentally HIPAA restrictions were made significantly stricter just four years after the article was published.
The report by Spy isn’t the only mention of Trump’s penchant for speeders. Lost Tycoon, a controversial biography of the real estate mogul, was published in 1993. Author Harry Hurt credited amphetamines prescribed by Greenberg for “Donald’s mood swings” and “his fits of distemper.”
On April 19th, 1982, during the period between his license hearing before the Casino Control Commission and the groundbreaking on the Trump Plaza site in Atlantic City, Donald paid a visit to the midtown Manhattan office of Dr. Joseph Greenberg. According to the doctor’s records, Donald had been recommended by his friend Charles Goldstein, an attorney involved in the Penn Central deals. The ostensible purpose of Donald’s visit was to seek assistance in losing weight. He had gone to the right place. Dr. Greenberg was an endocrinologist who specialized in providing patients with drugs to control obesity…
Donald was so delighted with the results that he started recommending Dr. Greenberg’s treatments to his brother Robert, various friends, and celebrity acquaintances such as Diana Ross. The diet drugs, which he took in pill form, not only curbed his appetite but gave him a feeling of euphoria and unlimited energy. The medical literature warned that some potentially dangerous side effects could result from long-term usage; they included anxiety, insomnia, and delusions of grandeur. According to several Trump Organization insiders, Donald exhibited all these ominous symptoms of diet drug usage, and then some.
’The first thing I would do when I got to the office in the morning,” recalled one former vice-president, “was to go see Norma Foerderer and ask her, ‘Is this a Dr. Greenberg day?’ If she said yes, I would do everything I could to stay out of Donald’s way.’”
WALLACE: You eventually came to Dr. Joseph Greenberg?
WOMAN: Right, in Great Neck.
WALLACE: And what did he do for you?
WOMAN: I was taking eighty pills a day.
WALLACE: Under his direction?
WOMAN: Under his direction.
WALLACE: Eighty pills?
WOMAN: Eighty pills a day. 8-0.
WALLACE: And how many of those were amphetamines or amphetamine related or amphetamine substitutes?
WOMAN: I would say between four and six a day were amphetamine-type drugs. I had a very, very strange experience, and this is perhaps why I finally left him: I could not determine where I ended and where you began.
WOMAN: I could not determine where I ended and where you began for two years after that time. I walked around holding my hands because I did not know that they were attached to my body.
Greenberg, who is now deceased, reached an out of court settlement with CBS after suing them for the segment.
Could Trump suffer from drug induced body dysmorphia? It would explain his unnatural obsession with physical appearance. When Trump decides he hates you, he trashes your appearance. It doesn’t matter if you are Rosie O’Donnell or a disabled reporter, looks are what he attacks.
Even the letter issued by his physician as part of his candidacy proclaims Trump’s health in terms of physique:
Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” adding that “over the past twelve months, he has lost at least fifteen pounds.”
If a Trump presidency wasn’t scary enough already, realizing that he is a tweaked out hallucinating speed freak makes the idea of him sitting in the oval office even more terrifying. This man doesn’t need a wall and access to nuclear weapons, he needs to be dried out and tossed into rehab for years of intensive therapy.
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