MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts called for President Trump to be removed from office via the 25th Amendment this morning, claiming that he is mentally unstable.
Mika Brzezinski read a New York Daily News editorial on air, quoting “Only those completely under his spell can deny what growing numbers of Americans have long suspected: The President of the United States is profoundly unstable. He is mad. He is by any honest layman’s definition mentally unwell.”
She also quoted a New York Times writer who wrote that “something is unleashed with” Trump at this time.
The hosts bemoaned Trump re tweeting ‘conspiracy theories’, including a tweet directed at Joe Scarborough.
So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
The tweet was a reference to Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old office staffer who worked for Scarborough while he was in Congress and was found dead in his district office in July 2001. The death, caused by a fatal head trauma, was ruled to be an accident.
“And this comes in the midst of a nuclear showdown with North Korea,” Scarborough said. “So I’m just kind of wondering — what’s the Cabinet waiting for? What are Republicans in the House and Senate — because it’s never going to get more deadly serious than it is now.”
“If this is not what the 25th Amendment was drafted for — I would like the Cabinet members, serving America, not the president, serving America …you don’t represent him,” Scarborough added.
“You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit; that people close to him say is mentally unfit; that people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia.” Scarborough continued.
“When are we supposed to say this? After the first nuclear missile goes? Is that when it’s proper to bring this up in polite society?” he urged.
Brzezinski then read a statement she said she wrote, claiming that Trump’s ‘false conspiracy theories’ are part of an effort to “intimidate the press and cause a chilling effect on the First Amendment.”
“Joe and I are not intimidated. And his bizarre behavior contravenes both the Constitution and basic moral judgment.” she added.