Throughout Donald Trump’s brief but bombastic political career, there have been no shortage of supposed experts attempting to diagnose the President from afar.
We have heard him described as having a narcissistic mental disorder, and as being “unfit for office”. Some have even suggested twisting the 25th amendment around in order to remove Trump from office, often citing the work of some left-leaning psychiatrist who had never had the opportunity to meet the President, let alone examine him.
Now, one Yale professor believes that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should force a mental examination upon the President, and is using some wild leaps in logic in order to make the case.
Yale Medicine Professor of Psychiatry Bandy X. Lee claims that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the “right to have [Trump] submit to an involuntary evaluation.”
Lee was also an editor on The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, and is part of a movement demanding that the Judiciary Committee bring a panel of mental health experts to join impeachment proceedings.
“As a coworker, she has the right to have him submit to an involuntary evaluation, but she has not,” Lee told Salon. “Anyone can call 911 to report someone who seems dangerous, and family members are the most typical ones to do so. But so can coworkers, and even passersby on the street.”
Lee would go on to make several other wild claims, including the idea that those within Trump’s inner circle may be suffering from a “shared psychosis” with the President.
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