Forensic psychiatrist and former Yale professor Dr. Bandy Lee made headlines four years ago when she told lawmakers that then President Donald Trump was on the verge of a mental breakdown. However, it appears that Trump has gotten the last laugh.
The psychiatrist claimed to have diagnosed Trump despite having never met him
According to, The Blaze, Yale refused to reappoint Lee following complaints that she had diagnosed the former president as being “delusional” despite having never met him.
Lee responded to the university’s decision by filing a lawsuit which claimed that while her job was unpaid, it provided thousands of dollars worth of publicity.
Yet the Hartford Courant reported on Wednesday that her suit was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Sarah A.L. Merriam who decided that Yale had no obligation to reappoint Lee.
In 2017, Lee published a book called, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”
‘Trump is now the most powerful head of state in the world, and one of the most impulsive, arrogant, ignorant, disorganized, chaotic, nihilistic, self-contradictory, self-important, and self-serving,” she wrote.
“Supporters of Donald Trump who have adopted his delusions”
Since then, Lee has continued to attack Trump as well as those who voted for him, accusing them of being prone to violence and suffering from “mass psychosis.”
Supporters of Donald Trump who have adopted his delusions, paranoia, violence-proneness, and entitlement are likely suffering from shared psychosis, which has now turned into mass psychosis. Hence, as with any severe psychopathology, those afflicted will deny what they have.
— Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv (@BandyXLee1) January 2, 2022
While Lee argued that her actions were justified by a duty to warn the public of the danger that Trump supposedly posed, the chair of Yale University’s Psychiatry Department disagreed.
The Blaze quoted a 2020 letter to Lee from Dr. John Krystal in which he laid out the reasons why she would not be returning to the classroom.
“I want to emphasize that you did not make these statements as a layperson offering a political judgment; you made them explicitly in your professional capacity as a psychiatrist and on the basis of your psychiatric knowledge and judgment,” Krystal stressed.
“For that reason, the committee decided it was appropriate to consider how these statements reflected your ability to teach trainees,” he continued.