'He's Not Well': 'Morning Joe' Goes There After Trump's Latest Twitter Screed
Many in the mainstream media dismiss Trump's tweets about Russia and Obama as an elaborate smokescreen to confuse and enrage his critics. Joe Scarborough believes the tweets may be a sign of the president's mental illness.
"Any sane, rational person would know, if I keep bringing attention to something, then I'm going to keep churning up attention," Scarborough said, likening Trump's obsession with wiretapping to "picking the same scab."
MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin agreed that the behavior is clearly not in Trump's best interest.
"It's got nothing to do with jobs in the economy, which is all he says he wants to be focused on," Halperin added.
"I'm sorry, that is not a healthy, normal, well-functioning man," Scarborough assessed. He also slammed Trump for perpetuating the racist birther lie, and issued a warning about the man's ability to carry out his duties as president.
"Donald Trump cynically knew that if he played the birther card, that 45 percent of the Republican Party would be in support of him," he observed. "[Now] everything he is doing [is] just as offensive, but it is against his political interest."