It’s never a good sign when the argument starts with “at least Hitler.”
Alas, that’s what Bandy X. Lee — the psychiatrist who infamously appeared on CNN and MSNBC to diagnose President Donald Trump’s mental health — said Monday, when she argued the Republican leader is worse than Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator who oversaw the mass genocide of some six million Jewish people.
“Donald Trump is not Adolf Hitler,” Lee observed in a since-deleted tweet. “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.”
In another tweet, according to The Washington Times, she argued that “while committing mass murder, [Hitler] hid it well and enriched the lives of ordinary Germans with stolen goods.”
“He worked harder to earn his followers,” Lee added. “Other than these differences, they were similarly incompetent and destructive.”
Lee ultimately erased her tweet and tried to explain it away in a separate thread. She said she decided to take it down “since it has upset so many people.”
Lee was (rightly) called out for her comparison.
In response, though, the far-left psychiatrist said she has “blocked a lot of Trump supporters” who have called her out for suggesting the president is worse than a murderous dictator.
Lee is known for her appearances on MSNBC and CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with anchor Brian Stelter, with whom she discussed Trump’s “instability.” And in 2017, she reportedly briefed Democratic congresspeople about the president’s mental health.