Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee created a big stir this past week after making claims against the mental fitness of President Donald Trump and amid reports that she had met with a dozen Democrats to discuss him.
She then upped the ante with an interview in Vox suggesting that the President should be forcibly restrained if necessary for a mental examination because he was in her opinion “dangerous.” She hastened to add that because she was saying this and huddling with Democrats, she didn’t want it to appear like a “coup.”
But it’s gotten her being interviewed by a lot of media.
And that has revealed that maybe she shouldn’t be casting aspersions on others, maybe she ought to be looking in the mirror at her own stability and truthfulness.
Lee claimed initially that she had met with a Republican senator who was concerned about Trump’s mental health but she refused to name who it was.
Now she’s backpedaling on that claim as media began to press her for details, now claiming that the ‘meeting’ with the said senator wasn’t arranged in advance, was accidental and incidental.
Then why did you claim otherwise?
From Biz Pac Review:
She claimed the exchange with the GOP senator took place in a Senate office building on December 5, but refused to say whether it occurred in a hallway, where tourists incidentally run into lawmakers.
“I won’t comment. I’m sorry,” Lee said.
Even more stunning was Lee’s backpedaling from her initial statements claiming the Republican senator agreed with her and Democrats that President Trump was mentally unstable and unfit to serve.
When asked directly by the Weekly Standard if the GOP senator agreed with her assessment of Trump’s mental fitness, she replied: “No. I mean, they engaged us, but that’s about it.”
So in other words, you were just telling a story to help sell your book about Trump? Is this all just a huge selling job to help the book?
In the book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” she makes the claim about the Republican senator.
Lee’s backpedaling also contradicts a Politico story, which claimed the psychiatrist was “summoned” to Capitol Hill by lawmakers, including the nameless Republican senator.
Politico hyped the Trump-is-unstable narrative being pushed by mainstream media by claiming:
“Lawmakers concerned about President Donald Trump’s mental state summoned Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee to Capitol Hill last month for two days of briefings about his recent behavior.
In private meetings with more than a dozen members of Congress held on Dec. 5 and 6, Lee briefed lawmakers — all Democrats except for one Republican senator, whom Lee declined to identify. Her professional warning to Capitol Hill: “He’s going to unravel, and we are seeing the signs.”
Lee also warned, “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.”
Politico declined to defend her when asked about the discrepancy by the Weekly Standard.
It’s clear that Democrats have nothing on collusion, so they’ve been pivoting to the new narrative that Trump is mentally unfit.
Yet, the people like Lee and author of the anti-Trump book Michael Wolff seem more unstable and less truthful than the person they’re attacking.
And people are supposed to trust what they are saying?
She’s a stable genius and only uses the best words.
People said no, thanks.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]