Pelosi: I don’t know if Trump is stable

Pelosi: I don’t know if Trump is stable
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiNational emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win Congress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse High stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price talks MORE (D-Calif.) told The Atlantic in an interview published Sunday that she doesn't know whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job 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 ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants 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.