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'I'm Reporting You:' Yale Psychiatrist Pens Scathing Anti-Trump Op-Ed in New York Daily News

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A Yale psychiatrist is using President Donald Trump's own words against him in a blistering op-ed titled "Following President's Orders to Report Threats, I'm Reporting Trump as a Dangerous Leader," published in the New York Daily News.


Dr. Brandy X. Lee's opinion piece referenced a tweet sent out by Trump following the high school massacre in Parkland Florida last Wednesday.

Lee, a Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University, compared the epidemic of mass shootings with AR-15s to the President himself.

"We have an analogous situation with a dangerous leader who has access to far more lethal weapons than an AR-15. Following the President's words, I am reporting again to authorities, both as a citizen and a mental health professional, and making a record here," Lee wrote.

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Lee lays into Trump's uninformed words; speaking directly to him, she opines that "you do not have to have studied the causes and prevention of violence for 20 years, as I have, to notice there is a pattern." Lee then describes Trump as "a danger to public health."

Lee also calls upon Trump, whom she describes as "one of the authorities," to "please submit to a proper examination." Lee then encourages Trump to resign should he refuse. "Your dangerousness concerns the position you hold and the arsenal you have access to. Once you are no longer in that position, you will not be a danger."

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Lee is also editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump," a book published in September 2017 in which Lee and 26 other mental health professionals voiced their concerns about Trump's seemingly volatile mental state.

"We, the undersigned mental health professionals, 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. 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," the book pleads.