CNN jumped on the bandwagon that all Americans — especially Trump supporters — need to be “deprogrammed” because of the negative influence the president has had on his followers.
Cult expert Steve Hassan, a former member of the Unification Church, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Tuesday that “all of America needs deprogramming,” especially those that were responsible for the Capitol Hill riots two weeks ago.
“In studying all the thought-reform brainwashing models, I’ve developed a BITE model of authoritarian control, and it basically talks about controlling behavior, information, thoughts and emotions to create a new identity that’s dependent and obedient,” Hassan said.
“And this is a radical personality change in the mental health literature, in the APA DSM-5. It’s called the dissociative disorder, questioning of identity. And the bottom line is, all of America needs deprogramming because we’ve all been negatively influenced by Donald Trump,” he added.