Yale Psychiatry Professor Thinks Trump’s ‘Unraveling’ - And She’s Talked To Congress About It

President Donald Trump kicked off the New Year by dropping a whole host of thoughts on social media.

Among those was a response to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who had made some of his typical sabre-rattling remarks to tout the military might of his country. Trump’s response included a reference to nuclear weapons, and that led to the frequent discussion regarding his mental health to come back into the spotlight.

As the Daily Mail shares, a Yale psychiatry professor is among those that have expressed concerns, and she fears that POTUS is ‘unraveling.’ Dr Bandy X Lee is noted as an expert on violence, and she’s apparently spent a good deal of time pondering the mental faculties of the 45th President of the United States.

Reports indicate that she has even expressed those concerns to members of Congress during private meeting that took place in early December.

Lee has also taken the time to share her thoughts during an interview with the New York Daily News.

“From a medical perspective, when we see someone unraveling like this, it's an emergency,” she said. “We've never come so close in my career to this level of catastrophic violence that could be the end of humankind.”

Lee acknowledges the fact that psychiatrists are prohibited from providing a diagnosis from afar, but she sees the president’s behavior as incredibly troubling.

“He's very attracted to means of violence as a way of burnishing power,” Lee added.

In some circles, Lee’s argument is bolstered by Trump’s response to Kim Jong Un from earlier this week.

“Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” he wrote.

Richard Painter, a former ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, is among the many that have called the president out for his rhetoric.

“This tweet alone is grounds for removal from office under the 25th Amendment,” he said.

Detractors of Trump have long floated the possibility of his removal from office by using the 25th amendment, which provides a system for removing the president and vice president in the event of death, incapacitation, removal, or resignation.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was directly questioned about whether or not Trump’s remarks should be considered concerning or not, but she thinks there’s other things for folks to be worried about in regards to what the commander-in-chief had to say.

“The president and the people of this country should be concerned about the mental fitness of the leader of North Korea,” she said. “He's made repeated threats, he's tested missiles time and time again for years, and this is a president who's not going to cower down and who's not going to be weak and is going to make sure that he does what he's promised to do and that is stand up and protect the American people.”

In addition sharing her diagnosis of a man that she has never met, Lee has also decided to go public with her private discussions with members of Congress.

“What they were saying is that Republicans were also concerned [about Trump's mental health] - possibly equally concerned, but as to whether they would act, that was a different question,” she said.

Source: MailOnline
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