Last week, in an article outlining the possibility (or, to put it another way, the fantasy) of Democrats ousting President Trump from office using the 25th Amendment, Politico reported that a psychiatrist who goes by the suspicious name of Dr. Bandy X. Lee met with several lawmakers in December to discuss with them the state of Trump’s mental health. Lee, who may or may not be a supervillain, but is certainly a Yale professor and the editor of a book called The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, somehow persuaded Democratic congressmen to take her seriously enough to listen to her armchair diagnosis of the president. A president she has, by the way, never talked to or even met.
Since politicians take her seriously, the news media has practically crowned her the official spokeswoman for psychiatry. As such, Lee has been doing the rounds, making one asinine comment after another about Trump and his fitness for the presidency. In an interview with Newsweek, Lee went as far as to suggest that Trump might ultimately wipe out all of humanity.
“As more time passes,” she said, “we come closer to the greatest risk of danger, one that could even mean the extinction of the human species. This is not hyperbole. This is the reality.”
Well, we don’t doubt that it’s the “reality” in which Dr. Bandy X. Lee lives, but that doesn’t mean it’s THE reality. In fact, based on statements like the one made here, we’d say that of the two – Lee and Trump – the president is not the one who needs mental help.
Though official psychiatric rules of ethics forbid doctors from diagnosing people they have not examined, Lee told Newsweek that the rules don’t apply to her. Since Trump has shown “an attraction to violence and powerful weapons,” she is convinced that her comments stand on firm medical ground. She also believes she can see the onset of mental deterioration in the president’s speech patterns.
“He cannot seem to finish sentences, he derails from his line of thinking, he has loose associations and he jumps from one topic or another,” she said, arguing that this could be indicative of some form of dementia.
Let’s get serious here. Dr. Lee is nothing but a partisan Democrat who is using her degree in psychiatry to make outrageous claims about a man she is already keen to despise – not as a doctor but as a leftist. That she is being given the slightest attention in the media (or by actual elected representatives!) is a sign of just how desperate the left is to destroy this presidency. They somehow fail to realize that the further into outer space they travel to come up with reasons to take Trump out of office, the sillier their “Resistance” becomes to anyone with at least two brain cells.