The US House of Representatives’ Democratic leader has said President Donald Trump’s family should stage an “intervention” with him.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi also said she was concerned for the president’s well-being, a day after he abruptly cut short a meeting with her.
The top Democrat described Mr Trump’s behaviour as a “temper tantrum”, saying he pounded the table before leaving.
It represented a new low in relations between the White House and Democrats.
“I pray for the President of the United States,” Mrs Pelosi said on Thursday.
In a response to a question at her weekly press briefing, Mrs Pelosi said she was concerned for the wellbeing of the president “and the wellbeing of the United States of America”.
“I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”