Leana Wen, CNN medical analyst, says Trump drive-by proves need for physical restraint


A CNN medical analyst said President Trump’s Walter Reed car ride proves he should be physically restrained and examined by psychiatrists.

Dr. Leana Wen, who also is a former president of Planned Parenthood and a Washington Post contributing columnist, said Sunday evening that the ride suggests Mr. Trump might be mentally impaired.


“If @realDonaldTrump were my patient, in unstable condition + contagious illness, & he suddenly left the hospital to go for a car ride that endangers himself & others: I’d call security to restrain him then perform a psychiatric evaluation to examine his decision-making capacity,” she wrote on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Trump had taken a brief ride in a black SUV to wave to supporters outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the District, where he is battling COVID-19.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said the president’s medical team had cleared the movement as “safe to do.”

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