Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may not be mentally fit to serve as the president of the United States, suggests Mika Brzezinski, an American author, journalist and television host.
Brzezinski said on Monday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC that “it’s time to hear from somebody in the mental health community, to look at this person who has been on television for months and give us a sense of what we have going on here.”
“Let’s stop pretending we’re dealing with someone who we can completely understand,” she said. “When you see someone who you think has problems, you know it. And there’s not anybody at this table who doesn’t think he has some sort of problem. Let’s ask the questions.”
The guests on the show included Eddie Glaude Jr., a professor of Religion and African-American studies at Princeton University, and former Ted Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler.
Brzezinski said that she and Joe Scarborough, the co-host of the program, have been asked multiple times about Trump’s mental health by people.
Brzezinski is the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser for former US President Jimmy Carter.
Scarborough argued that psychiatrists cannot appear on the show on and diagnose Trump, but Brzezinski pointed out they could look at character traits that “we are seeing repetitively here.”
On Sunday, Trump called on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to release “detailed medical records,” adding he would have “no problem” issuing his own medical report.
But his only public medical record — a letter written by his physician that was released in December — has recently been under scrutiny.
The New York billionaire’s doctor, Harold Bornstein, wrote in December that Trump’s medical examination “showed only positive results.”
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” Bornstein wrote in the letter dated December 4.
Doesn’t a positive result mean a negative outcome in medical examinations? Trump’s opponents have asked.