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Democrats To Fly Psychiatrists To Washington To Question Trump’s Mental Health

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Democrats want to bring a panel of psychiatrists to Washington to suggest that President Donald Trump is mentally unfit to be president.

Kentucky Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth has been tasked with coordinating the project, now planned for July, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.

“We’re planning to put together an event … a town hall. We haven’t actually determined the format,” Yarmuth said.

Dr. Bandy Lee, a persistent critic of the president who believes Trump’s state of mental health makes him unfit for office, is slated to lead the team of psychiatrists. Lee teaches at the Yale School of Medicine and is the editor of the book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.” (RELATED: ‘Morning Joe’ Brings On Economist To Discuss Trump’s Mental State)

Bandy Lee FRANCE 24 English Youtube screenshot

Bandy Lee FRANCE 24 English Youtube screenshot

Despite Lee’s insistence that the president may be crazy, she has never spoken to Trump, let alone provided any psychiatric evaluation. As the Examiner notes, that lack of personal contact is seen as a show stopper for many in the psychiatric profession who believe it is impossible to make any kind of mental health assessment based on remote observation.

But Lee, who has said she wants to “contain” Trump for analysis, notes she isn’t issuing a formal diagnosis, just acknowledging that there is a problem.

“The president’s condition has been visibly deteriorating to the point where there’s a lot of talk right now about his mental state beyond mental health professionals,” Lee told the Examiner. “It no longer takes a mental health professional to recognize the seriousness of the current presidency.” (RELATED: Group Wants Psychiatric Star Chamber To Declare Trump Mentally Unfit To Be President)

Yarmuth claims that the event was meant to be bipartisan and he will still invite every representative in the House even though there hasn’t been any interest expressed by Republicans. The congressman told the Examiner that he may not proceed with the town hall if only Democrats are in attendance.

LOUISVILLE, KY - DECEMBER 01: Rep. John Yarmuth speaks during the Protecting Working Families Tour at The Galt House Hotel on December 1, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen Cohen/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Rep. John Yarmuth speaks during the Protecting Working Families Tour at The Galt House Hotel on Dec. 1, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen Cohen/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Disgraced former Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken once suggested that some Republicans in Congress were also concerned about Trump’s mental health. Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters has also suggested there is something amiss with the president’s mental health.

Lee plans to show a video that was recorded at the National Press Club last March, in which 13 academics talk about how Trump is supposedly unfit for office due to his alleged mental health issues. The “experts” all say that a man of Trump’s temperament should not have his finger near the nuclear button or be trusted to deal with climate change.

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