CNN’s Brian Stelter is calling President Donald Trump’s tweets “madness,” and openly questioning his sanity, in yet another example of CNN’s blatant attacks on the President’s competency.
This isn’t the first time that Stelter, the host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” has openly attacked the President’s mental fitness. He has done so on several occasions, and rarely are his assertions challenged. In his most recent guest appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper Tonight,” he said the President’s tweets prove he is not well and should not be in office.
Only once, that we have seen, has Stelter’s blatant bias been challenged on air. In February, columnist Michael Wolff of The Hollywood Reporter called Stelter a “ridiculous figure” to his face, in reference to his obsessive criticism of the President. Video of the exchange is below.
Stelter’s questioning of the health of politicians is not bipartisan, however. In September of last year, in the heat of the presidential campaign, he openly criticized media outlets who questioned Hillary Clinton’s health, after a series of public incidents raised the issue.
Stelter called Trump’s tweets “madness” and argued that Trump’s tweets should count as proof that the president is mentally “not fit for office.”
“When President Trump was inaugurated last January, some columnists started right away to raise concerns about his mental health and fitness for office. In the months that followed, we saw senators like Jeff Flake bring this up, Bob Corker, another name that comes to mind,” Stelter said, before suggesting a “test” for Trump’s tweets.
“We could apply a test to his 16 tweets today. If this were the leader of Germany or China or Brazil, what would we say? How would we cover these tweets? We would say these are the messages from a person who is not well, from a leader who is not fit for office,” Stelter said before host Anderson Cooper pushed back against that characterization.
Here is video of Stelter’s remarks on Tuesday, which came near the end of Cooper’s program.
After the Charlottesville protests this summer, Stelter openly wondered if Trump is mentally ill.
In this clip from a February episode of “Reliable Sources,” Michael Wolff confronts Stelter over his obsessive attacks on the President.