Should “Stable Genius” Trump Undergo Mental Health Test?

President Donald Trump. Photo: White House
President Donald Trump. Photo: White House

The consensus view of over two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists is that Trump is “dangerously mentally ill” and that he presents a clear danger to the nation.

By Rakesh Raman

An increasing number of psychiatrists are urging the U.S. President Donald Trump to undergo a mental health examination in order to prove his fitness for the presidency.

The doubts about Trump’s fitness have increased during the past few days after the release of author Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”.

After talking to a slew of people close to Trump, Wolff claims that Trump is suffering from an advanced stage of dementia, a disease related to memory disorders.

Wolff reveals that “100% people around Trump” believe that he is not fit to serve as President because he forgets everything, fails to recognize people, and behaves like a child.

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Trump is supposed to take his annual medical test on Friday but it is expected that he will refuse to undergo mental health examination. Trump stated that he is a mentally stable genius.

But doctors refuse to accept Trump’s claims about his own health. The consensus view of over two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists is that Trump is “dangerously mentally ill” and that he presents a clear danger to the nation.

Meanwhile, Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin from Maryland has introduced a bill in order to create a commission to evaluate President’s mental fitness.

This bill establishes in the legislative branch an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity to determine whether the President is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of office.

Any refusal by the President to undergo such examination shall be taken into consideration by the commission in reaching a conclusion.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. Besides working at senior editorial positions with leading media companies, he was writing an exclusive edit-page tech business column (named Technophile) regularly for The Financial Express (a daily business newspaper of The Indian Express Group).

Earlier, he had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development. He also runs a free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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