Dem lawmaker suggests Trump needs 'mental health exam'

February 4, 2017
In The News

A Democratic lawmaker slammed President Trump on Saturday over his tweets attacking The New York Times and defending his executive order temporarily banning citizens from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

"Last 24 hrs on Twitter, Donald Trump went on rant about 'death & destruction,' 'FAKE NEWS,' & 'evil.' Should he get mental health exam?" Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) tweeted.

Lieu also shared a tweet praising a federal judge's decision to halt the temporary travel ban:

Last 24 hrs on Twitter, @realDonaldTrump went on rant about "death & destruction," "FAKE NEWS," & "evil." Should he get mental health exam?

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 11:28 AM - 4 Feb 2017

Pleased that this #saturdaymorning, @DHSgov will follow the Constitution rather than our So-called President. …

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 11:15 AM - 4 Feb 2017

Trump blasted Times on Saturday, accusing the newspaper of "inaccurate coverage" the day its print edition ran a story about his distance, or lack thereof, from his business empire as president.

The Times' story alleges that the real estate mogul has not effectively separated himself from his business empire, a move that some ethics experts and lawyers say is rife with conflict of interest concerns.

Trump also claimed that the Times had apologized for its coverage of his presidential campaign. It was not clear what apology he was referring to, as the newspaper has not publicly apologized for its coverage of his campaign.