"Everybody around Donald Trump knows he’s not stable," says Joe Scarborough. "He is completely detached from reality."
Ringing the alarms bells as loudly as he can, and beseeching Donald Trump's Cabinet members to fulfill their constitutional duty, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough raised the specter of a looming American war being launched by a president possibly suffering from dementia.
"Everybody around Donald Trump knows he’s not stable," said the host Thursday morning. "He is completely detached from reality."
Noting that Trump seems to be deliberately raising tension with the equally unstable leader of North Korea, and pointing to recent, disturbing articles in The New York Times and Washington Post detailing how Trump now actively and purposefully creates his own truth, Scarborough stressed that the responsibility now falls to Republicans serving Trump.
"And the question is, Mika, if this is not what the 25th Amendment was drafted for — I would like the Cabinet members serving America, not the president, serving America," said Scarborough, sitting alongside co-host Mika Brzezinski.
SCARBOROUGH: You serve America and you know it. You know you don’t serve Donald J. Trump, scam developer, scam you know Trump University proprietor, reality TV show host, you don’t represent him. You represent 320 million people whose lives are literally in your hands, and we are facing a showdown with a nuclear power and have you somebody inside the White House, somebody 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. Now listen, you can get mad at me if you want to —
BRZEZINSKI: You can say that's not OK to say.
SCARBOROUGH: But it is OK to say it. 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?
The host also warned, "We are closer to war on the North Korean peninsula than most Americans know."