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Experts: Trump Is 'Clear And Present Danger To The World'

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A group of experts in the field of psychiatry have written a letter to Congress warning them that President Donald Trump poses a "clear and present danger" to the world.

Dr. Bandy Lee of Yale University said she is concerned with Trump's "dangerousness," USA Today reported. She is currently in the process of working with Democratic members of Congress to set up an expert panel to examine the president's mental health.

The group wrote a letter to both parties of Congress.

"It no longer takes a psychiatrist to [recognize] the alarming patterns of impulsive, reckless, and narcissistic [behavior] -- regardless of diagnosis -- that, in the person of President Trump, put the world at risk," the letter read. "We now find ourselves in a clear and present danger, especially concerning North Korea and the President’s command of the US nuclear arsenal."

The expert panel, otherwise known as the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity, features 11 members and is cross-party. It is responsible for consulting about the president's mental and physical well-being.

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The commission was first tabled by Maryland congressman Jamie Raskin, and is now supported by more than two dozen members of the House. The bill could see Trump or any other U.S. president removed from the Oval Office if he or she is deemed to be mentally or physically unfit for the role.

Former head of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper questioned Trump's "fitness to be in this office" on Aug. 23 while appearing on "CNN Tonight."

"If in a fit of pique he decides to do something about Kim Jong Un, there's actually very little to stop him," Clapper, who previously served in lucrative intelligence jobs under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, told CNN. "The whole system is built to ensure rapid response if necessary. So there's very little in the way of controls over exercising a nuclear option, which is pretty damn scary."

Trump took to Twitter the following day to respond to Clapper.

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"James Clapper, who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump," the president tweeted. "Will he show you his beautiful letter to me?"

Trump's mental fitness has become a hot topic over the past week. Those conversations have intensified following his campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona, where the president once again blasted "damned dishonest" journalists and members of his own party.

Still, Trump remains convinced of the job he is doing as president.

"Nick Adams, 'Retaking America'  'Best things of this presidency aren't reported about. Convinced this will be perhaps best presidency ever,'" the president tweeted at about 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 25.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has also responded to reports of Trump's mental health.

"With all the 'medical opinions' out there it's as if doctors have left their practices due to the Obamacare disaster and are now attempting careers in TV," Sanders said in a statement. "This is nothing more than another absurd attempt to attack the President. It did not work during the campaign, and it will not work now. "

Sources: USA Today, CNNDonald J. Trump/Twitter (2) / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (2)

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