CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Sunday weighed in on discussions about President Trump’s mental state, saying he thinks Trump is “more crazy like a fox.”
“I tell folks, I’m not a psychiatrist,” Acosta said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “I can’t assess the president’s mental state, but I will tell you is my sense of it, covering him for a pretty long period of time now, is that he’s more crazy like a fox.”
Acosta went on to note former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told him in an interview that Trump purposefully says sensationalistic things to stir reactions from the press.
“Bannon explains in an interview that I had with him, that what Trump tries to do is really control the narrative by saying sensational things that sound wild and nutty sometimes, and he does this because he knows it dominates the news cycle,” Acosta said. “That make it a priority for us in the news business to talk about him nonstop. And he loves that and he capitalizes [on] that.”
Acosta, who has repeatedly sparred with the White House, spoke with CNN’s Brian Stelter just days ahead of the release of his book, “The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” which dives into the Trump administration and its relationship with the press.
His comments about Trump came hours after George Conway, the husband of White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway, said that Trump was “mentally unwell.”
“You’re mentally unwell. You engage in bizarre, irrational, self-defeating behavior which prompts criticism of you, which triggers more bizarre, irrational, self-defeating behavior,” Conway tweeted after Trump explained why he often took aim at the “corrupt” media. “You would have bene fired from any other job by now.”
Conway, a repeated critic of Trump, later tweeted that it was “astonishing” that the press would not confront the “fact that we have a psychologically unwell and unfit president.”
Russiagate fizzled. No collusion, no obstruction. The new investigations of Trump, his family, his friends, and everybody that ever met a Trump have so far yielded nada planada. Trump was looking and acting an awful lot like a president in Europe. The economy is doing good and we’re at peace. There are no natural disasters on the horizon.
So what do journalists do on slow news days? They trot out some of their bloviating gasbags to say that Trump is Hitler. But only on odd-numbered days. On even-numbered days they bring out their “experts” who say Trump is crazy.
This all would make sense if Trump was really acting like Hitler, or if he was saying and doing crazy things. There are some crazy people in Washington, but Trump isn’t one of them. There are some powerful (or formerly powerful) politicians in this country who are losing their mental faculties due to old age and/or booze. But Trump is a teetotaler and he is sharp as a tack mentally. There are a bunch of people in this country who should never be trusted with power, but Trump has spent the last three years letting the Deep State investigate (attempt to frame) him and his family, but Trump has done nothing to retaliate.
Do they really believe the bullshit they are telling us or do they think we are stupid?
I’m going with they think we are stupid. All the news outlets didn’t accidentally edit Trump’s comments on Charlottesville to make it seem as if he was praising white supremacists. And the flip-flops the Left has made since Obama left office regarding the use of executive power required skilled precision. The finest drill team in this country could not execute an about-face as smoothly as the Democrats have done repeatedly over the past three years.
One of my pet peeves is bad liars. Like when someone gives you a story for why they were late and the story is so transparently false that you feel insulted because only a moron would believe it.
Are the Fake News Media mocking us?