Pelosi: I don’t know if Trump is stable

Pelosi: I don’t know if Trump is stable
© Greg Nash

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiSenate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller End of Mueller shifts focus to existing probes Democrats renew attacks on Trump attorney general MORE (D-Calif.) told The Atlantic in an interview published Sunday that she doesn't know whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE is stable.

“I don’t know. You can’t make a diagnosis over TV, they tell me," Pelosi said when asked if she thinks the president is stable.


Pelosi, who last week announced her bid to be the next Speaker, also told The Atlantic that anyone who watched Trump's post-election news conference last week "would know that we have to pray for our country very deeply."

“Pray for him, too, but for our country,” she added.

Trump has previously defended his mental stability in the face of questions over whether he is fit to serve as president.

In January, he labeled himself "really smart."

"Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence," he wrote in a tweet.

"Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Nadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Kellyanne Conway: Mueller didn't need to use the word 'exoneration' in report MORE also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames," Trump continued in a second tweet.

Trump doubled down on that claim in July, calling himself a "very stable genius" during a press conference.