As Twitchy reported earlier this week, President Trump’s tweet about the nuclear button on his desk sent the media scrambling to fill the week with hot takes on Trump’s mental fitness, with CNN leading the way.
Psychiatrist tells Dems in Congress: Trump is losing grip on reality https://t.co/6dxJcC2bZr #TheLead pic.twitter.com/mJ71x1S5s2
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 4, 2018
Here’s Rep. Jamie Raskin:
That story about the psychiatrist meeting with Democrats in Congress originated in Politico, however, and there’s a twist. According to Politico, one Republican senator was present at one briefing.
Lawmakers concerned about Trump's mental health invited a Yale psychiatry professor to brief them in December https://t.co/MDWAylTreA pic.twitter.com/EwzF9dRJ6O
— POLITICO (@politico) January 4, 2018
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 [Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X.] Lee declined to identify. Her professional warning to Capitol Hill: “He’s going to unravel, and we are seeing the signs.”
The Weekly Standard did a bit of digging to find out just which Republican senator met with Lee, and wasn’t able to find one senator who’d confess to having a meeting.
Did a Republican Senator Actually Meet with a Psychiatrist About Trump's Sanity? https://t.co/DcZ1lYPTrI
— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) January 6, 2018
Yeah so that story about a GOP senator meeting with a shrink who thinks Trump is crazy? Not so much. https://t.co/cmvlaQavbl
— Jonathan V. Last (@JVLast) January 6, 2018
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