On Tuesday, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough admitted the obvious: there is no "objective evidence" that Donald Trump is mentally unfit to be President of the United States. That doesn't mean, however, that Scarborough believes Trump isn't crazy. Joe made that clear today as he accused the leader of the free world of catering to "voices in his head." The charge came in response to the President's comments about DACA and immigration reform in an open-access airing of a meeting with members of Congress. Scarborough took Trump's remarks to indicate a debilitating case of schizophrenia.
First, in conversation with MSNBC anchor Willie Geist and Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinsky, Joe floated his theory of why the meeting was publicly broadcast:
SCARBOROUGH: And Mika, the, the reason that he did this was obvious. He...he wanted to disprove Michael Wolff's book.
SCARBOROUGH: He wanted to prove that he was in complete control of his mental facilities [sic]. And actually, what he did was show that he wasn't.
Next, Scarborough claimed Trump's behavior during the meeting proved the President's geriatric mental frailty:
SCARBOROUGH: Uh, he didn’t -- he couldn't keep up with where he was. He would...he would amble over and say what Democrats wanted to hear: Yes, I'm with you. I, it’s a-, i-, I -- you know, I’m with you, and we should do this out of love. And then Kevin McCarthy would, you know, sort of--
BRZEZINSKI: [talking under Joe] We’ll do the path. We’ll do the path. Path is good.
SCARBOROUGH: --figuratively grab him by the shoulder and say...and say gran -- he’d go: [condescending, babying tone] Grandpa, come on over here. Let’s -- come on.
BRZEZINSKI: Oh my god.
SCARBOROUGH: Come on paw -- paw-paw, sit down here. Don't hurt yourself. This is what you really believe. And then paw-paw would say: Okay, this is what I really believe. But grandpa kept kinda wandering back and forth. And, he had to be reminded time and time again--
BRZEZINSKI: [interjecting] Of what he believed. Yeah.
SCARBOROUGH: --by Republicans, what he believed. So, the very thing he was trying to prove, he disproves.
While asserting that the country would happily accept a shift to the left by Trump's position on DACA and illegal immigration, he managed to get in another jab at the President:
SCARBOROUGH: So...so Kasie, um, Kasie Hunt, um, you’re on Capitol Hill. Um, first of all, I, Re- -- I, I, I’m gonna ask you in a second about how many Republicans’ brains exploded, uh, spontaneously, uh--
BRZEZINSKI: [softly] Yeah.
SCARBOROUGH: --yesterday after hearing this.
KASIE HUNT: Everywhere.
SCARBOROUGH: So the Pres-, the President now supports -- and I would say, um, the majority of Americans, if this ends up being his position, will go along with him and be glad that he is moderating and actually listening to other people other than the voices in his head and Steve Bannon. But he supports a clean DACA bill, a path to citizenship, and comprehensive immigration reform and has said, quote: “I will take” a heat, “the heat for that.” Now, there, w- -- you never know what’s gonna happen with Donald Trump. Tomorrow he'll g--, maybe he goes back into the rabbit hole and the same Republicans that misled him on health care, uh, will mislead him again on immigration.
So, according to Scarborough, Trump is a lost man-child, confused about his own positions and blindly following the will of others. Does that sound at all like the traits of a man who turned a few million into multiple billions? As noted by Newsbusters, Scarborough's diagnosis joins a multitude of other absurd allegations of Trump psychiatric defects, including sociopathy, psychopathy, and sadism. Perhaps Scarborough should have himself evaluated, for partisan delusional disorder.