Psychiatrists: Trump Is ‘Dangerous And Incapacitated’, Urgent Action Is Required
The World Mental Health Coalition warned Congress that it must act urgently to demand Donald Trump undergo an evaluation to determine his continued fitness for office after heightened tensions with Iran, according to The Independent.
“We have been seriously warning about this for some time. The U.S. Congress must act immediately and forcefully without further delay,” the group said in a statement shortly after the president struggled to deliver a scripted statement on the Iran crisis at the White House.
President Trump, they said, is “psychologically and mentally both dangerous and incapacitated” and has a presentation that is “consistent with a person who, when his falsely inflated self-image is questioned, or when his emotional need for adulation is thwarted, lashes out in an attempt to restore his sense of potency and command over others.”
The group noted that senior military leaders must pass yearly psychological evaluations, but the president is exempt from such a requirement.
They urged Congress to “act immediately to take any war-making powers out of his hands,” adding that it is “imperative that the Congress be equipped with accurate information” from those in the medical community who are qualified in “assessment and management of psychological dangers.”
The group’s president, Yale University professor Dr. Bandy Lee, said that more than 800 of her colleagues had signed a petition warning Congress that the stress caused by the impeachment proceedings “would most certainly send him into a seething rage” because President Trump’s “fragile, falsely inflated self-image could scarcely withstand such a wound.”
“The fact that the Pentagon officials were stunned, and even considered presenting him with the assassination option, starkly reveals how little those around him understand him and how ill-equipped they are to manage him,” she said. “They essentially handed him the craved match to throw into a field of gasoline.”