After a Yale psychiatry professor had a grave warning for lawmakers regarding President Donald Trump’s mental health during a briefing in December, more than 100 mental health professionals have joined her in saying the president is “unraveling.”
In light of Trump’s conspiracy theory-laden tweets and attacks on perceived opponents, a number of lawmakers asked Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee to provide her analysis of the president’s mental state, Politico reported.
During private meetings with more than a dozen members of Congress — all Democrats save for one Republican Senator — Lee said of Trump: “He’s going to unravel, and we are seeing the signs.”
And Lee isn’t the only expert concerned with how Trump’s mental state might affect his ability to serve as president. In fact, she served as editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” a book featuring testimonials from 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts regarding Trump’s “dangerousness.
This week, Lee and two other professionals released another statement on behalf of the National Coalition of Concerned Mental Health Experts that was signed by more than 100 medical professionals:
“We write as mental health professionals who have been deeply concerned about Donald Trump’s psychological aberrations. We believe that he is now further unraveling in ways that contribute to his belligerent nuclear threats. … We urge that those around him, and our elected representatives in general, take urgent steps to restrain his behavior and head off the potential nuclear catastrophe that endangers not only Korea and the United States but all of humankind.”
The concerns regarding the president come as Trump again took to escalating tensions with North Korea on Twitter, alluding to nuclear war and referring to the country’s authoritarian leader Kim Jong-un as “little rocket man.”
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
During a press briefing on Wednesday, reporters asked about the president’s mental fitness, citing his tweets about North Korea, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders deflected the questions.
Trump’s behavior has many wondering about the possibility of the 25th Amendment being invoked, which talks about presidential succession if the sitting president resigns, is removed, dies or is found to be unable to discharge the powers of the presidency.