If Trump Were Leader of Another Country, We Would Say He’s ‘Not Well’
January 03, 2018
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Brian Stelter, left, being interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(NATIONAL) -- It may be safe to say that just about every person on the planet with an IQ over room temperature is asking the same question these days: what the devil is wrong with US President Donald Trump doing these crazy, irresponsible tweets about a nuclear button on his desk being bigger than the leader of North Korea's nuclear button?
Is this man seriously not right in the head? Is he insane? Should he be examined post haste by medical professionals before he slides America into a for real nuclear conflict by acting like an angry, out of control, irresponsible goofy-in-the-head teenager?
This stuff from Trump has gone far beyond the pale of normal adult behavior in the views of most people who have half a brain, let alone normal behavior from the "leader of the free world.'
The other frightening thing is that Trump is getting worse (and scarier) with time. He's acting out in various ways as more strange, more paranoid, more angry more...just off the wall than he was when he first stepped into the oval office.
Leader of the free world? This man can't even lead his own brain into semi-normal human behavior.
As people the world over recoil in shock to Trump's dangerous and inexplicable tweets Tuesday, "Which included bragging about the size of his “Nuclear Button” and attacking the media — CNN’s Brian Stelter called into question the commander in chief’s fitness for office," says a CNN report Wednesday.
Stelter, the news network's Senior Media Correspondent showed up on Anderson Cooper's program to answer questions about Trump's New Year tweets, and took note of Trump’s announcement of “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” that came just minutes after he threatened North Korea with his “Nuclear Button.”
From the CNN report:
“Madness,” Stelter responded when Cooper asked him what these tweets meant for the New Year, before arguing that at a certain point it is necessary to question the president’s fitness for office.
“I think we can apply a test to his 16 tweets today,” Stelter said. “If this were the leader of Germany or China or Brazil, what would we say, how would we cover these tweets?”
“We would say these are the messages from a person who is not well, from a leader who is not fit for office.”
You can view Stelter's exchange with Cooper here .
Stelter's comments came on the same night that a CNN colleague, Jake Tapper talked of Trump’s tweets as demonstrating unstable behavior.