MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough claims sources near President Trump consider he is exhibiting early indicators of dementia.
The “Morning Joe” co-host added the Washington Submit twice struck “a quote about certainly one of (the) individuals closest to Donald Trump through the marketing campaign saying he is obtained early stage of dementia.”
Scarborough alleged the 71-year-old President repeats tales and has a household historical past of the degenerative illness.
“And it is getting worse, and never a single one who works for him would not understand it,” stated Scarborough, a former Republican congressman.
Critics have referred to as the President’s psychological health into query because the launch of Michael Wolff’s “Hearth and Fury: Contained in the White Home.” Wolff was a visitor on “Morning Joe” when Scarborough made the feedback.
The e-book, which Wolff says is from a 12 months’s value of interviews with administration officers, suggests the previous businessman would not have the mental infrastructure to helm the U.S. authorities.
“Hoping for the most effective, with their private futures in addition to the nation’s future relying on it, my indelible impression of speaking to them and observing them via a lot of the primary 12 months of his presidency, is that all of them — 100 % — got here to consider he was incapable of functioning in his job,” Wolff wrote in an excerpted column for The Hollywood Reporter printed Thursday.
These claims prompted Trump on Saturday to fireplace off a collection of offended tweets, calling himself a “steady genius” who’s at all times been identified for being “like, actually sensible.”
Scarborough, a onetime pal of the President earlier than a public blowout final summer time, recommended Trump’s psychological well being was a taboo subject till Wolff’s e-book got here out.
“For the previous 12 months, we have had individuals round Donald Trump saying he isn’t mentally match to be President,” Scarborough stated Monday. “And there may be such a reluctance, and I am not knocking the Washington Submit.”
Neither the Washington Submit nor the White Home instantly returned a request for remark.