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President Trump's Mental Health In The Spotlight47:20

President Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican senators on Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
President Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican senators on Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

With guest host Ray Suarez.

A new book has led to growing speculation about President Trump’s mental and emotional well-being. He strikes back, saying he's a "very stable genius." We'll take a deep dive.


Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News. (@margarettalev)

Dr. Bandy Lee, teaches in the Law and Psychiatry Division of Yale School of Medicine and editor of the book "The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump."

Dr. James Hamblin, senior editor at the Atlantic. (@jameshamblin)

John Feehery, GOP political strategist. (@JohnFeehery)

From The Reading List:

The Atlantic: Is Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump? -- "Trump’s grandiosity and impulsivity has made him a constant subject of speculation among those concerned with his mental health. But after more than a year of talking to doctors and researchers about whether and how the cognitive sciences could offer a lens to explain Trump’s behavior, I’ve come to believe there should be a role for professional evaluation beyond speculating from afar."

Bloomberg: Trump Says He's A 'Stable Genius' -- "Donald Trump said he’s a “very stable genius,” a day after a new book about the president’s first year in the White House — dismissed by Trump as “fiction” — claimed that many of his top aides and confidants consider him unfit to hold office."

From author Michael Wolff and more than two dozen psychiatrists comes the opinion that President Donald Trump is not a political novelty, not re-writing the norms of American politics or the presidency…but possibly, something else: Mentally unfit to serve in the highest office in the land.
Up next, On Point: The President, the shrinks, the White House tell-all, and a striking new front in the anti-Trump movement. --Ray Suarez

This program aired on January 8, 2018.

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