'Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about docu decoding POTUS's mind

The documentary delves into Trump's brain, the psychology that dictates it and a possible malignant narcissism syndrome diagnosis


                            'Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about docu decoding POTUS's mind
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The rumor mill has been running crazy with regard to President Donald Trump's mental health. The inner-workings of the 45th US president's mind has been the fodder for curiosity for a long time now. Many have deemed him to be mentally unstable, while others are convinced he suffers from a serious psychological disorder. What really goes on in the president'spo head? Earlier this week, speaking at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, former first lady Michael Obama stressed on "chaos, division and a total and utter lack of empathy" from Trump as the key reason as to why he is unfit to serve as the leader of the Free World. Whatever it may be, it seems that the president's mind is pretty much a subject of study in itself. A new documentary 'Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump' is delving into Trump's brain, the psychology that dictates it and a possible malignant narcissism syndrome diagnosis. Here's everything you need to know about the film.

Release date

'Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump' will get a limited theatrical and virtual cinema release on August 28. The film will be available on-demand on September 1.

Plot

President Donald Trump meets with students, teachers and administrators about how to safely re-open schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the East Room at the White House July 7, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

'Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump' examines the president in terms of his psychology. For the first time, mental health professionals are going on record with thorough, eye-opening and science-based assessments of the behavior and stability of Trump. The documentary dissects Trump's malignant narcissism, a syndrome where one is filled with "an inflated sense of accomplishment and an excessive need for admiration". It offers an analysis of the psyche, behavior, condition and stability of Trump, as well as his impact on society. 'Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump' discusses DSM-5 disorders through the words of mental health professionals. They introduce leading examples of malignant narcissism throughout history, likening them to the Trump and the symptoms that he displays.  

It also highlights Trump's penchant for conspiracy theory and making enemies in all disagreements, as well as his sociopathy and lack of empathy. More importantly, the film delves into the significant impact that Trump and his presidential tenure have had on our culture, his dislike for the 'rule of law'. It also looks at how and why he targets venerated institutions like our intelligence community, an independent judiciary and free press. In a fascinating segment, the film touches upon the phenomena of tribalism and how it facilitates the cult-like behavior of his fanbase. It also offers a chilling segment where historians discuss 'the authoritarian playbook' and how Trump is advancing towards an autocracy.

Creators

Dan Partland — Director

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Partland is a multi-Emmy award-winning director, whose works include series such as A&E's 'Intervention', CNN's 'The Sixties', TNT's 'American Race with Charles Barkley' and a soon to be released Netflix series, 'Afflicted'.

Art Horan — Producer

Horan is a creative and business executive who was also the executive producer of the Academy Award-winning 'The Usual Suspects'. He was the executive consultant on Sundance Festival Winner 'The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack' and is currently the executive producer of ESPN's 'Ring Girl'. He is also producer of the documentary film 'Hands of God'.

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