‘Psychiatrists Trying to Diagnose Trump … That’s What They Did in Russia’

Liberals are trying to “undo democracy by accusing a president of being mentally ill without any basis,” said Dershowitz…

(CNS News) Commenting on liberal journalists and left-wing politicians who want to remove President Donald Trump because they think he is mentally unstable, liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said it was “dangerous” to “psychiatrize” your political opponent because that is what they did in Communist Russia, in China, and in apartheid South Africa.

Liberals are trying to “undo democracy by accusing a president of being mentally ill without any basis,” said Dershowitz, a constitutional scholar, who added that the 25th Amendment will never happen in Trump’s case because it was “designed for people who are totally incompetent, not for people you disagree with…”

On Fox & Friends Weekend, Jan. 7, co-host Lisa Boothe asked Dershowitz, “Professor, I know you’re really concerned right now about this talk with the left, as well as the mainstream media, about the mental stability of President Trump.”

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“You’ve spoken about the dangers of the special counsel investigation. We have so many critics saying that President Trump is a danger to society, that we have a constitutional crisis. But doesn’t this sort of talk have a destabilizing effect?”

Prof. Dershowitz said, “Well, it’s very dangerous. There’s only one thing worse than trying to criminalize political differences and that’s trying to psychiatrize them.”

“These psychiatrists who are trying to diagnose without having even met the man [Trump],” he said.

“That’s what they did in Russia. I represented dissidents who they locked up in mental hospitals. That’s what they did in China. That’s what they did in apartheid South Africa…”

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