‘We all agree that he’s dangerous,’ Yale professor tells CNBC
(HEADLINE HEALTH) Psychiatrists and the mainstream news media are increasing their attacks on Donald Trump, claiming the president is ‘becoming more mentally unstable, putting the US and the world at extreme risk.’
According to a report published this weekend by CNBC:
- Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee says President Donald Trump has become increasingly mentally unstable in the past week.
- Lee says Trump’s behavior puts the U.S. and the rest of the world at “extreme risk of danger.”
- Lee points out a series of tweets by Trump, his use of a racial slur (“Pocahontas”) against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and his reported questioning of whether a tape of him boasting of groping women is fake.
Further highlights of CNBC’s report appear below.
Psychiatrists warn Trump is mentally unstable, putting US, world at ‘extreme risk’
(Dan Mangan, CNBC) A Yale University psychiatrist is warning that President Donald Trump has become increasingly mentally unstable in recent days, imperiling the United States and the rest of the word.
Dr. Bandy Lee’s stark alarm, published Friday The New York Times, calls for the public and lawmakers to demand a psychological examination of Trump.
It comes on the heels of Trump retweeting violent videos from a far-right group in the United Kingdom, referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as “Pocohantas” during a White House event honoring Navajo Indian heroes of World War II, and a Times story that said the president has suggested an “Access Hollywood” tape of him talking about groping women may have been fake, despite his prior admission it was real.
“He’s losing touch with reality,” Lee told CNBC.
Lee, the editor of the book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” said in her letter to the Times that “thousands” of mental health professionals are deeply worried about Trump’s state of mind.
They have formed a group called the National Coalition of Concerned Mental Health Experts, whose website is Dangerouscase.org.
“All agree that he’s dangerous,” Lee told CNBC.
In her letter to the Times, Lee wrote: “We are currently witnessing more than his usual state of instability — in fact, a pattern of decompensation: increasing loss of touch with reality, marked signs of volatility and unpredictable behavior, and an attraction to violence as a means of coping.”
“These characteristics place our country and the world at extreme risk of danger.”
The White House did not immediately return a request for comment by CNBC on Lee’s comments. Read the full story at CNBC.