During Tuesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, panelists readdressed the apparently popular topic of President Trump’s mental health, claiming he was “not well,” had a self-destructive “personality disorder” and that his behavior during the Republican primary was “evil.”
In a Monday tweet, Trump attacked the Department of Justice for submitting to the Supreme Court a “watered down” version of his original executive order calling for a temporary travel ban, although Trump himself signed the order.
The president also tweeted that the “courts can call it whatever they want” but that his order was definitely a “travel ban.” George Conway, an attorney and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, posted a tweet claiming that Trump was damaging his own cause.
Scarborough asserted on “Morning Joe” that the president’s “erratic” behavior was working against him.
“When he said things that offended us during the primary, as sad as it seems about the state of a lot of Republican primary voters, he was doing things that played to his political interest, that would help him in a lot of early primary states,” Scarborough said. “So it was evil. It was cynical, but it was still in his self-interest.”
Scarborough contended that Trump clearly seemed “not well” because of his actions against his own White House.
Pundit Donny Deutsch added he believed Trump “clearly had a personality disorder.”
“As far as why he does things that seem to be self-destructive and seem to go against him, I think he clearly has a personality disorder,” Deutsch said. “When you have a personality disorder, you need to create drama to feel alive. I’m not a clinician, but that is kind of the analytical behavior of what he does.”
Scarborough noted that no “sane, rational” person would undermine his own administration’s Supreme Court case, nor would one publicly ridicule London’s mayor following Saturday’s terrorist attack.
“Even the most evil, cynical person would restrain themselves during that time, because they knew it would cut against their best interest,” he said. “This man sitting in the White House, he does not think rationally anymore … It’s getting worse by the day, is it not?”
“It is, frankly, as any mental disorder as people get older,” Deutsch said. “Whether it’s a personality disorder or borderline personality, to your point, Joe, this behavior is abhorrent. There’s not an evil motivation here, other than a self-destructive personality disorder.
In previous broadcasts, Scarborough drew a comparison between Trump and his own mother who suffered from dementia, and Mika Brzezinski said that she is not sure Trump is “okay” mentally.
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