Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski speculated about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s mental state.
During a discussion about Trump and whether or not he has displayed sociopathic characteristics, Brzezinski pledged her sincerity in raising the question about his health.
“And also this is something that shouldn’t be in the shadows,” Brzezinski said. “Mental health is just like diabetes, or any other physical health. This is not something that I’m making a joke about. I’m very serious. And I’ve been asked hundreds of times and so have you.”
After airing a clip of former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe referring to Trump as a “psychopath,” Brzezinski clarified that it was her position not to seek out for an on-air diagnosis, but instead for Trump’s behavior to be examined by someone from the mental health community for signs that could “lead to a diagnosis.”
“I’m not saying we should talk to someone in the mental health community for a diagnosis on the air,” she added. “That is never what I meant when we had this conversation. But at this point I have been asked so many times that I think it’s worth asking someone in the mental health community if this is someone — are these signs of something that perhaps could lead to a diagnosis? We’ve seen enough of him. It’s repetitive. It’s consistent.”
(h/t The Hill)
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