Erratic, Desperate Behavior by Trump Sparking Fears Over His Mental Health; and Pelosi to Propose Expert Review of President’s Mental Fitness.
If there’s one thing that’s certain, especially if you take the time to browse the president’s Twitter feed, is that his behavior is becoming increasingly desperate and erratic.
Because of this, concerns are mounting that the President’s aggressive COVID-19 treatment is affecting his judgment and that the White House isn’t telling the truth about his health.
For example, Trump’s physician, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley declared that the president could return to public engagements on Saturday. However, questions still remain about when Trump got sick, who may have become infected as a result, and whether he is still contagious.
On Thursday night, Trump declined twice during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News to state whether he has even tested negative. During the same interview, he said he might try to hold a rally in Florida as soon as Saturday night.
Some of Trump’s critics are suggesting that his health may be behind some of his political choices.
“He is not well. We would not want any other person on the planet to do the things he’s doing this soon after knowing they’re infected,” said Rick Bright, the director who was ousted from the government office involved in developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
“It’s very dangerous. He’s in charge of a lot of things, makes a lot of important decisions for our country and the world, actually,” said Bright. “If he’s not in the right sound mind to make decisions rationally, then he could be very reckless for the country and the world.”
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House Democrats are expected to introduce a proposal to establish a panel to determine a president’s fitness for office under the 25th Amendment. This is a result of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying on Thursday that Trump was in an “altered state.” However, she also said that this likely wouldn’t apply to him.
The expert panel would be made up of members appointed by both the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate. Their role would be to “determine whether the President is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office.”
Pelosi has repeatedly expressed concerns over Trump’s health while he undergoes treatment for COVID-19. The side effects of one of the medications he’s taking can prompt rage, mood swings, and psychosis.
“The president is, shall we say, in an altered state right now,” said Pelosi. “I don’t know how to answer for that behavior.”
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