In recent times, the topic of mental health has emerged as a significant point of discussion in American politics. Specifically, concerns have been raised about the mental stability of former President Donald Trump.
These concerns have not only made headlines but have also sparked debates within the Republican Party. At the forefront of this discussion is Nikki Haley, a prominent Republican figure who has taken a stance on this matter.
A top psychiatrist claimed that she received a phone call from White House staff who were worried about Donald Trump’s mental health, in an interview with Daily Express US.
Dr Bandy Lee, a psychiatrist formerly of Yale University, edited a book called ‘The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump’ which was published in 2017.
In it, 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals wrote essays explaining their concerns that Trump is mentally unfit for office.
Experts argued in the book that Trump is “too mentally unstable” for office.
Dr Lee told the outlet that, in late 2017, she received a warning from White House staff that Trump was showing signs of mental instability.
She said: “While I was meeting with Congress members, there was one Republican who was willing to meet with us and her office agreed to meet.
“We were discussing the situation with the Congress members, but the Congresswoman entered the office and then said she wasn’t willing to talk about it.
“Two people from the White House reached out to me in late 2017 with concerns about Trump. They were calling because of the book I edited.
“I unfortunately at the time had to refer them to the emergency room. At first, I wasn’t sure whether they were calling from the White House. Secondly, I didn’t want to become the President’s treater.
“Once I do a personal examination or personally get involved, I can no longer educate the public.”