KEY POINTS

  • Donald Trump has a serious mental health and is incapable of discharging duties, experts said
  • Donald Trump psychologically unfit, George Conway said
  • Twitter users want Donald Trump to seek mental health help

Donald Trump is reportedly incapable of carrying out his role as president because he has a serious mental illness, experts said.

The POTUS has received a slew of criticisms for the way he responded to the coronavirus outbreak. Many felt that Trump downplayed the pandemic. Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases and death tolls from the disease, many questioned Trump’s leadership and several went as far as doubting his mental health, with George Conway asking when there will be a discussion about Trump’s “psychological unfitness.”

“People are dying because of it, and yet we still aren’t having a frank national discussion about @realDonaldTrump’s psychological unfitness for office?” Conway wrote on Twitter.

"You do not have to be a qualified physician to KNOW that Trump is mentally ill,” @MargaretAnton11 added. “How is he allowed at this point to continue killing people because of his incompetence? He is KILLING people. Will someone please explain why he is not being held responsible?”

Three years ago, many also attacked Trump’s mental health. Psychologist John Gartner even started a petition to remove Trump from the office due to his mental condition. The professional said that the POTUS is “mentally ill.”

“We, the undersigned mental health professionals (please state your degree), believe in our professional judgment that Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States,” he wrote in the petition.

“And we respectfully request he be removed from office, according to article 4 of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the president will be replaced if he is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,’” he continued.

Aside from Gartner, a group of mental health professionals evaluated the POTUS’ mental health. According to them, Trump is “psychologically and mentally both dangerous and incapacitated.”

“We have been seriously warning about this for some time. The US Congress must act immediately and forcefully without further delay,” the World Mental Health Coalition said in a statement obtained by The Independent.

The group claimed that Trump is “consistent with a person who, when his falsely inflated self-image is questioned, or when his emotional need for adulation is thwarted, lashes out in an attempt to restore his sense of potency and command over others.”

Just recently, online users are calling the POTUS to get mental health help. Many also said that they wanted him out of office through the 25th amendment.

“I totally disagree! Trump’s declining  #Mentalhealth on display is frightening during this crisis and we [want] to use the  #25AmendmentNow,”  @anntirrell  wrote.