Prominent Indian American author and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, who is known around the world as a leader of alternative medicine, has voiced his concerns about President Donald Trump’s mental health. Chopra appealed to Trump directly, asking the president to quell his fears by submitting himself to a mental health evaluation.
Chopra had said in the past that then-candidate Donald Trump suffers from “very poor self-esteem,” comparing his emotional development to that of a three-year-old child, has now questioned the president’s mental health. Deepak Chopra took to Twitter “I say this with trepidation. Is @POTUS brain impaired? If so what does this mean for the future of the world? What can we do? God bless,” he tweeted Monday.
He directed his second tweet on the subject straight to Trump. “Dear @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Would you please submit to a psychiatric and neurological evaluation to restore our confidence. Thank you sir,” he wrote.
On March 19, in a series of cryptic messages, Chopra turned to neurologists to ask if “the symptoms of frontal lobe dementia include disinhibition, paranoia, compulsive behavior.” He added: “Should this be a national concern?”
He next tweeted this message at the president and theoretical physicist, cosmologist, best-selling author, science and public policy advocate Lawrence M: “Paranoia disinhibition and compulsive behavior can be symptoms of frontal lobe dementia. Neurologists pls advise.”
However, this is not the first time that Chopra has expressed “concern” over the president’s mental health. In an interview with Fox News Radio host Alan Colmes in June 2016, Chopra had called Trump “belligerent” and “emotionally retarded.”
“He is unfortunately, and you know I would never say this unless I believe it to be 100 percent true, but he represents the racist, the bigot, the one who is prejudiced, the one who is full of fear and hatred,” he said, adding that he was “fearful of what would happen to the U.S. and the rest of the forbid if, God forbid, he became president.”