Letter: President’s actions add to questions over his stability

The book Fire and Fury written by Michael Wolff has built up a lot of controversy due to its claims on the president’s mental state, his Cabinet, and his family.

 

Of course, President Trump denies any connection and calls any claims the book makes false and made-up. He also claims his mental state to be normal and calls himself “a very stable genius.”

But the thought in everyone’s mind is, how stable is he?

The president of our country is not stable and is unfit to run this country due to his behavior and the lack of information he gives on this matter.

During a recent exchange, a reporter asked about the accusations about him being unfit to be president. To answer he decided to write a flurry of morning tweets; he wrote he was, “like, very smart,” a “VERY successful businessman,” a “top T.V. Star” and that he won the presidency, “on my first try.”

He concluded that he is also “a very stable genius.”

In all retrospect, these tweets do not help his claim whatsoever, and actually generate even more concern over the topic. All he did was add more things for people to wonder about.

Then, soon after, president Trump talks about the interview that Wolff talks about in which he talks to the president for three hours to be false and “in his imagination.” There is clear proof of the interview, and even the staff of the White House wonder for the president.

There is an easy way to stop the controversy, but he refuses for unknown reasons. He has an annual physical examination on Jan. 12; if he decided to do a mental check as well as a physical, then he could show the country whether he is unstable or sane.

Assuming the doctors find no credible medical evidence that Trump is mentally unstable, that should end the discussion about Trump’s mental status, or at least by those who are sincerely motivated by our nation’s well-being. Even if his supporters urge him to take the mental exam and end all the controversy, Trump declines the offer.

There’s no denying that an increasing number of mental health professionals are raising alarm bells about Trump’s mental state.

For example, this past week we saw Trump respond to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s statement that he had a nuclear button his desk with the tweet, “I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger &more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” This tweet is neither needed or acceptable and just adds to questions over claims of his stability.

This is just some of the things that question the mental state the president is in, and if the president is fit to run the United States of America. His tweets do not help him at all, and only add more information to be questioned.

His actions and his empty claims on Wolff’s interview and Kim only show how unstable he really is and his need for care. And his illogical choice for not ending this controversy by just taking a mental exam clearly shows what state the president is in.

This is why Donald Trump should be discharged from the presidency by the 25th Amendment and should seek care for his state of mind.

Steven White

Augusta

 

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