Psychiatrists and counselors host a dozen town halls citing ‘a duty to warn’ of Trump’s mental fitness as president
The question of President Donald Trump’s fitness to “discharge the powers and duties of his office” will be a topic for public discussion during town hall meetings on the 25th Amendment in ten states Saturday, Vice’s Tonic reports.
The 25th Amendment, along with impeachment, are the two constitutional mechanism available to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to the end of his term in January 2021.
The dozen town hall meetings are being organized by the group A Duty to Warn, which is lead by clinical psychologist John Gartner, PhD and launched by Dr. Brandy X. Lee, a Yale psychiatry professor.
“Mental health professionals are mandated reporters with a duty to warn our patients and the community around us if we feel there is a potential danger,” A Duty to Warn’s website explains of their name. “In this case, we collectively feel there’s a duty to warn the public of the threat Donald Trump poses both to our nation and the planet.”
A number of big names are listed as speakers at the town hall meetings.
The Atlanta meeting features The Political Brain author Drew Westen, professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is listed for the Washington, DC town hall and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was scheduled to attend the Santa Rosa town hall, which was postponed due to the California wild fires.
Trump advisors reportedly fear he’s “unraveling” and in August the Commander in Chief was photographed staring into the sun without wearing eclipse glasses.
Earlier this week, citing two sources, Vanity Fair correspondent Gabriel Sherman reported that Steve Bannon told President Trump that his risk wasn’t impeachment, but the 25th Amendment.
“What’s that?” Trump allegedly replied.
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