Last month, more than a dozen lawmakers met with a Yale University psychiatry professor for two days to discuss President Trump’s fitness for office.
According to Politico, Dr. Bandy X. Lee met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 and warned them the president is “going to unravel.”
“We feel that the rush of tweeting is an indication of his falling apart under stress. Trump is going to get worse and will become uncontainable with the pressures of the presidency,” Lee said.
Lee edited “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” a collection released last October of testimonials from more than two dozen psychiatric experts assessing Trump’s mental state.
The White House has in recent weeks brushed aside questions about Trump’s physical and mental fitness.
Asked by reporters if Americans should be “concerned about the president’s mental fitness”, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said there should be concern over Kim Jong Un’s mental fitness.
The question came after Trump tweeted that he has a “much bigger & more powerful” nuclear launch “button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump’s deteriorating behavior has renewed discussion over the 25th Amendment, which allows for the vice president and the majority of the Cabinet to declare the president “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office” and remove him. It has never been invoked.
In December, the president appeared to slur his words during a speech announcing the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The White House blamed the issue on a dry throat.