Dr. Brandy Lee explores the intermix of power, politics, and pathology manifest in the Trumpling. A snippet (emphasis added):
Currently, our neoliberal ideology of privatization has created a ripe ground for pathology. Military capability affords a means for ensuring and exercising power, both domestically and internationally, and thus is a favorite area of expansion for pathological leaders and their vulnerable followers.
In the U.S., a pathological leader is now seeking to shape the judicial system through the nomination of a Supreme Court justice who not only has a record of siding almost exclusively with power, but has expressly signaled that a sitting president cannot be indicted during his term in office (Gerstein, 2018).