Lee, a psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine’s Law and Psychiatry Division, has previously diagnosed Trump with various psychological ailments from afar but outdid herself with a bizarre attempt at a history lesson in an effort to compare the incumbent Republican to the ruthless Nazi dictator.
“Donald Trump is not Adolf Hitler,” Lee began. “At least Hitler improved the daily life of his followers, had discipline, and required more of himself to gain the respect of his followers. Even with the same pathology, there are varying degrees of competence.”
Lee, who has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, later deleted the tweet amid backlash but stopped short of offering an apology.
“괜찮아, I have taken it down, since it has upset so many people and was not provoking thought but the opposite,” 그녀가 적었다. “Of note, my statement was about how little Donald Trump believes he needs to do to retain his followership, NOT to minimize Adolf Hitler’s atrocities.
“If we cannot look at parallels in history and learn from them, we are truly poised to repeat it,” Lee went on. “I say so in heartbreak for the 11+ million lives lost, not in their minimization (currently, we are looking at 7 billion at risk, without exaggeration if we soberly thought of it).”
작년, Lee participated in a CNN panel that made headlines when her fellow psychiatrist, 박사. Allen Frances, claimed that Trump was responsible for more deaths than Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong, without receiving any pushback from “신뢰할 수있는 소스” host Brian Stelter.
Stelter later blamed technical difficulties for not hearing Frances’ remarks in full the segment was criticized online.