MSNBC host Joe Scarborough wondered if the president was suffering from some kind of mental disorder because he spent most of the weekend watching cable news and tweeting.
Scarborough was shocked on Monday about how Trump continued to tweet his claims that President Barack Obama wiretapped the Trump Tower during the campaign.
“He’s repeated this over and over and over again,” Scarborough said. “It really is like picking the same scab over and over again — I’m sorry to say that — but that’s what he’s doing. His staff — like any sane, rational staff — would be pulling their hair out right now saying, my god. Instead, they keep making excuses for him.”
The “Morning Joe” host claims that the president is so busy focusing on every little slight, including his inauguration, he can’t concentrate on his job.
“He is now the 45th president of the United States,” he said. “What does he do? He starts obsessing about crowd size and starts lying about crowd size. I’m sorry, that is not a healthy, normal, well-functioning man.”
“He starts lying about Barack Obama — not healthy,” Scarborough said. “Something is deeply wrong with this man that he cannot show — hell, he’s not even a day trader, he’s a minute trader.”
Scarborough, who’s had a relationship with Trump for over a decade, insists that the president’s problems are worse than his petty tweets.
“Here is the critical thing — don’t say, please, on Twitter, stop being stupid,” he said. “Don’t be stupid and say you should have known this was coming because of what he did with the birther stuff. I will say it again, Donald Trump cynically knew if he played the birther card that 45 percent of the Republican Party would be in support of him and say, ‘Hey, that’s our guy — he’s saying what nobody else will say.’”
“That was in his self-interest,” Scarborough continued. “It was offensive, it was a lie and it was racist, but his political self-interest was cynically forwarded just like a bigot in the South back in the 1940s would do that. In this case, everything he is doing just as offensive, but it is against his political interest. That’s where you start saying, ‘Okay, wait a second. there’s no rational reason he should be doing this every day, even if you think he’s a cynical, horrible human being.”