Angela Rye sees Donald Trump’s disproven claim that the Mexican president and Boy Scout leaders called in praise of him as proof that mental evaluations should be legally required of potential U.S. heads of state.
“I don’t know if it’s a lie or … if he’s delusional,” the attorney says Wednesday, Aug. 3 on CNN’s “At This Hour with Kate Bolduan.” “But I think it’s so, so, so important for us to understand this is the reason why there should be legislation to ensure that a presidential candidate gets a psychological evaluation.”
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted Tuesday that calls from Enrique Peña Nieto and the Boy Scouts of America did not happen, according to The Hill. Instead, Sanders said Trump’s statement that a Boy Scout leader told him he made “the greatest speech” in their history, along with Nieto’s applauding of his policies against illegal immigration, happened in person.
Both organizations had previously denied receiving calls from the Commander In Chief.