'that speech, that impairment, is chilling'

Angelo Anderson
December 7, 2017

President Donald Trump could be suffering from stress and diminished mental capacities, MSNBC's Morning Joe contributors suggested Thursday. The show's contributors now question his physical fitness, saying they partly attributed Trump's condition to the stress of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign acted inappropriately in reaching out to Russian Federation before the 2016 election.

"And it doesn't get better when you see clear impairments".

Mika Brzezinski added that Trump "seemed like he was hanging on to the prompter".

"There was a struggle happening", Brzezinski agreed.

The most recent speculation about Trump's physical health comes one week after co-host Joe Scarborough questioned whether Trump was struggling with early stages of dementia. "There's a remarkable change".


"When you consider [President Trump's] age, his physical condition, he does not look in great physical shape and hasn't for some time", Barnicle said.

"I don't know the cause of it, but when you combine it with [Sen.] Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerFormer Dem Tenn.gov to launch Senate bid: "report McConnell "almost certain" GOP will pass tax reform Former New Mexico gov: "Trump's foreign policy is getting "criticized by everybody" MORE's (R-Tenn.) critique that the president of the United States is unstable, that he's unsafe, when you look at the private comments that are made by members of Congress around his stability, you look at his actions in recent weeks", said Schmidt, who is also an MSNBC contributor, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". "I think we are all a little naïve". "This is the man who commands America's nuclear arsenal, and that video, that speech, that impairment is chilling". During the announcement, Trump appeared to slur his words, which a White House spokesperson attributed to dry-mouth.

"I've been shocked by my own naïveté about this, about the grifter factor with this crowd and the attempt to try and profit in real time from the presidency", said Meacham, executive editor at Random House.

"His throat was dry", Shah said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Fox News host Laura Ingraham November 29, on "The Ingraham Angle", that it is "absolutely outrageous" for the media to question Trump's mental health and fitness. "We have different points of view".

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