President Donald Trump said he’s a “very stable genius” in response to questions about his fitness for office — and now one congressman wants to put such statements to the test.
Rep. Brendan Boyle, a Pennsylvania Democrat, introduced what he’s calling the Stable Genius Act on Tuesday. Its goals are spelled out in an acronym: Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections and Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection.
The bill would require candidates who have won their party’s presidential nomination to certify that they have undergone medical examination, and to disclose the results. Boyle said the bill would provide a safeguard to ensure future candidates “meet the basic standards of a proper, uniform medical examination.”
The President believes he is a “stable genius.” I do not. Today, I introduced the
Act to ensure that Presidential candidates are fit to lead. pic.twitter.com/ZalCqySlo8
— Rep. Brendan Boyle (@CongBoyle) January 9, 2018
Last weekend, Trump said on Twitter that his two greatest assets in his life have been mental stability and “being, like, really smart.” Trump was responding to Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury,” which describes White House staffers questioning his fitness for office.