Top Psychiatrists Warn Congress That Trump’s “Brittle” Mental State Could Become Dangerous Due To Hearings

The Independent reports:

A group of mental health professionals led by a trio of preeminent psychiatrists is urging the House Judiciary Committee to consider Donald Trump’s “dangerous” mental state arising from his “brittle sense of self-worth” as part of its inquiry into whether to approve articles of impeachment against him.

“We are speaking out at this time because we are convinced that, as the time of possible impeachment approaches, Donald Trump has the real potential to become ever more dangerous, a threat to the safety of our nation,” said Yale Medical School Professor Dr Bandy Lee, George Washington University Professor Dr John Zinner, and former CIA profiler Dr Jerrold Post in a statement which will be sent to House Judiciary Committee members on Thursday.

The statement will be accompanied by a petition with at least 350 signatures from mental health professionals endorsing their conclusions. All three psychiatrists have said they are willing to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry.

Newsweek reports:

Donald Trump’s description of Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff as a “deranged human being” is simply the president projecting onto others what is true about himself, a prominent psychiatrist has said.

The former assistant clinical professor of Harvard Medical School, Lance Dodes, who first sounded the alarm about the president’s mental state two years ago, said Trump could just as easily have been talking about himself.

Dodes told MSNBC: “He tells other people that they are what he is. It’s a common enough mechanism in early childhood, but as an adult using it all the time, it is what we would call primitive.”