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Senator Al Franken says Trump’s mental health is questioned by GOP colleagues

President Trump earlier this month at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.Susan Walsh/Associated Press/File

WASHINGTON — Senator Al Franken on Sunday said that ‘‘a few’’ of his Republican colleagues have expressed concern to him about President Trump’s mental health.

Franken, Democeat of Minnesota, said the concern stems from questions about Trump’s truthfulness.

Franken told CNN’s ‘‘State of the Union’’ that the concern arises ‘‘in the way that we all have this suspicion’’ that ‘‘he lies a lot.’’

Franken cited Trump’s groundless claim that he would have won the popular vote in the presidential race if not for 3 million to 5 million immigrants in the country illegally voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump is said to have told some senators in a private meeting at the White House that he and former Senator Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, would have won in the state if not for voters bused in from elsewhere.