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 PelosiPelosi, Dem rebels near deal on term limits for party leaders Pelosi divides Democrats with term-limit proposal Oval Office clash ups chances of shutdown MORE (D-Calif.) told The Atlantic in an interview published Sunday that she doesn't know whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time 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 ClintonRoger Stone challenges Dems to produce WikiLeaks evidence Steve King asks Google CEO for names of employees to see if they're liberals O'Rourke edges out Biden in MoveOn straw poll 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.