Trump Derangement Syndrome on display

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From the Politico Twitter account (the comments are where the TDS manifests):

Institutionalizing is the perfect solution. Up to the 1970's, we used to institutionalize the mentally ill. Some of the institutions were not nice places but in general, the people there had security, a consistent environment and daily routine, good nutrition and some level of psychological care. Their families were able to come and visit whenever they wanted. We have John F. Kennedy to thank for this:

Starting around 1970, the progressives started lobbying against these psychiatric hospitals calling them inhumane. They started pushing for Deinstitutionalisation and for the social rights and justice for the mentally ill. These people were transfered from their safe environment and their care was shifted from in-house 24/7 care to walk-in centers where they had to take it upon themselves to visit and to show up for appointments for their treatment. President John F. Kennedy's Community Mental Health Act is the keystone of this program.

I wrote about this last year: Taking care of mental illness

Be sure to visit the Politico site so you can read the comments - it slews off into Nazi Germany concentration camps and stays there.

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