Trump's second impeachment trial should have ended in a guilty but mentally ill (GBMI) verdict. This verdict option enables juries and judges in a regular trial in some jurisdictions to find a defendant guilty of committing an offense while formally acknowledging that the defendant has a mental illness. ... A defendant who receives a GBMI verdict is sentenced in the same way as if he or she were found guilty. Reference
McConnell and his toady Senators, if they had any sense, would realize that Trump has only descended further into the depths of a delusional condition. As matters worsen for him on the legal front in New York and possibly Georgia his grip on reality, such as it is, will become even more tenuous.
When Trump isn't reinstalled as president in August (or whenever Mr. Pillow tells him he will be) his primitive psychological defense of denial may shatter.*
Florid psychosis (also called a psychotic episode
) could include actual experiencing hallucinations, delusions, and expressing paranoid fears in his pronouncements when he starts having rallies again. He could repeat the most outlandish QAnon beliefs and even embellish on them.
The Trump denouement could be a blatant psychotic episode that would be hard if not impossible to excuse or ignore as simply Trump being Trump. I’d like to paraphrase Justice Potter Stewart’s famous phrase about knowing obscenity when he sees it, and say that most people know crazy when they see it.
Unfortunately Marjorie Taylor Greene and her demented fans don’t know crazy when they see it.
How many of his supporters in the general public will admit to themselves that they’ve been supporting someone with a debilitation mental illness that made him irrational remains to be see,.
I would hope that if Trump does descend into certifiable madness the likes of Mitch McConnell and those remaining rational Republican members of Congress will also see it.
* “Denial is the refusal to accept reality or fact, acting as if a painful event, thought or feeling did not exist. It is considered one of the most primitive of the defense mechanisms because it is characteristic of early childhood development.” Reference
From reading some comments I think it is helpful to state the definition of psychosis:
The word psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, where there has been some loss of contact with reality. When someone becomes ill in this way it is called a psychotic episode. During a period of psychosis, a person’s thoughts and perceptions are disturbed and the individual may have difficulty understanding what is real and what is not. Symptoms of psychosis include delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear). Other symptoms include incoherent or nonsense speech, and behavior that is inappropriate for the situation. A person in a psychotic episode may also experience depression, anxiety, sleep problems, social withdrawal, lack of motivation, and difficulty functioning overall. Reference from NIMH