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The Scramble: The President's Mental Health; Golden Globes

Jan 8, 2018

The Goldwater Rule was put in place by the American Psychological Association in 1964. It says it's unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures they have not examined.

The rule was implemented after 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater won a lawsuit against Fact magazine for publishing the results of a poll asking psychiatrists whether the candidate was fit to be president. They thought him unfit. Today, some psychiatrists are ready to buck the rule and proclaim President Trump a danger to society. 

Also this hour: Do you really have to tell someone you're smart when you're smart?

Lastly, the #MeToo Golden Globes. 

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.