The morning after Donald Trump revived a debunked murder scandal against MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, the morning news show host finally revealed that Trumps aides feared throughout the presidential campaigns in 2016 that Trump is suffering from dementia.
‘You have you somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit…people close to him say is mentally unfit, that people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia.’
While Scarborough normally shies away from discussing Trump’s mental health issues, often scolding his co-host Mika Brzezinski for discussing them, it has become increasingly clear that the president is deeply damaged.
Scarborough is far from the first to question Trump’s mental fitness to serve in the highest office in the land. In fact, the MSNBC host joins a crowd of mental health experts, some of whom have formed a group called “Duty to Warn” to gather signatures for a petition to have Trump impeached under the 25th Amendment as a result of his publicly deteriorating sense of reality.
‘Recently, the American Psychoanalytic Association issued a statement saying that its members should feel free to comment on public figures’ mental health, but should refrain from offering official diagnosis…This is a psychologist’s duty to warn.’
Trump’s reaction to negative news coverage of his disastrous tax reform bill and growing talks of Russian collusion during his presidential campaign has been to lash out with wild conspiracy theories against Hillary Clinton by reviving an email scandal that has already been investigated and a Uranium One deal that multiple government agencies approved, but his attack on Scarborough is truly crossing into the deep end of the political scandal pond. Trump is not a fan of the free press, preferring outlets like Fox News that have become little more than state-run media, but these types of dangerous attacks truly threaten the American public.
Trump is now asserting that Joe Scarborough killed an intern while he was a congressman in Florida. pic.twitter.com/NCAZXsVVFp
— The Young Turks (@TheYoungTurks) November 30, 2017
Trump’s critics can’t just be liars or partisan. They have to be murderers, members of some shadowy “deep state” plot to overthrow him and the American government, and evil criminals allowed to run rampant without consequences. Even more frightening is how easily his rabid fans buy into this rhetoric. Sites like Breitbart – thanks to Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon – are more than happy to fuel these insane rantings by the president.
To be clear, there is no “unsolved mystery” around the death of an intern who worked for Joe Scarborough during his days in politics. An intern did tragically die while working for Scarborough but medical examiners found no evidence of foul play and there is no clear indication that Scarborough was even present at the time.
‘Klausutis’s death is not an unsolved mystery: Authorities determined 16 years ago that she died after losing consciousness from an abnormal heart rhythm and collapsed, striking her head. She was discovered in Scarborough’s office in Fort Walton Beach, lying on her back with her head near a desk, according to a 2001 police report.’
'Morning Joe' Responds to Donald Trump Raising 2001 Death of Scarborough Intern pic.twitter.com/TvzXLT13Ti
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) November 30, 2017
Reviving these old scandals and turning them into weapons to discredit anyone who disagrees with him is not indicative of sound mental health. It is a clear indication that there is an unfit, irresponsible, crazed man at the helm of the country with the fate of all Americans in his hands.
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