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Carl Bernstein warns Trump’s ‘stability, honesty and fitness’ is scaring conservatives who once supported him

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Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein fears for President Donald Trump’s “stability” and thinks it is the most important piece of the political puzzle right now. It’s prompting many who once supported Trump to

“There is another much more dangerous,” Bernstein began. “I’m not talking about obstruction of justice and people around and in the FBI that I have talked to would say there has been every effort made to impede the investigation. But more important than this, we are hearing from conservative and Republican commentators in the press, Jonah Goldberg, Charles Krauthammer and others questioning the stability of the president of the United States. This is unheard of.”

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Bernstein compared the “freak out” to the Watergate days when he said the GOP was heroic in the way that they demanded accountability.

“They investigated and investigated and voted for his impeachment because they were willing to see the truth served,” he continued. “We have not seen something similar from the Republicans thus far. Maybe we will but what we are hearing in private from many people on Capitol Hill, congressmen, senators, they doubt the stability, honesty and fitness for office of this president of the United States. That’s become part of the story for the press. … We would have a different kind of dynamic. Richard Nixon was a criminal president. Donald Trump is a president with whom there is a grave question about his fitness and ability to conduct the office of the presidency. That’s going hand in hand with the possible cover-up into collusion with a foreign power.”

Bernstein went on to say that many have talked to Republican leaders on Capitol Hill who not only question the stability but outright “doubt the stability.”

“In the last week, it has really been demonstrated, it’s part of the story and it is very hard to cover, it’s a different dynamic than we have ever had to deal with before,” Bernstein said. “But the tweets that the president of the United States have been making are a roadmap of his mind. That roadmap takes very crooked corners.”

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Trump has been ‘insulated’ by his wealth to never have to learn from his mistakes: biographer

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President Donald Trump's inherited wealth has meant he's never had to learn from his mistakes, Trump biographer Tim O'Brien told MSNBC's Brian Williams on Thursday.

"Bloomberg Opinion writer and our next guest Tim O’Brien writes today, 'Yes, of course, you need a certain kind of appalling narcissism to be comfy promoting yourself as heaven-sent in a televised press briefing and as a deity on Twitter. It’s doubly unhinged when you’re doing this as president,'" Williams said. "He goes on 'The Trump of the past few weeks is the same disordered figure of the past several decades with, I suspect, a big dollop of something new blended in: unbridled and unmanageable panic.'"

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‘Both Putin and Xi will be voting Trump in 2020’: NYT columnist says Russia and China want ‘turmoil and chaos’

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The Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China are both rooting for President Donald Trump to win re-election in 2020, a New York Times columnist argued on MSNBC on Thursday.

Thomas Friedman was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on "The Last Word."

"What do we know about how the leaders of other countries see Donald Trump at this stage in their dealings with him?" O'Donnell asked. "Especially this weekend, when it comes at the end of a week in which they’ve heard him call himself the King of Israel, they have heard him say he is The Chosen One. They have heard all the crazy things that everyone here has heard the president say."

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Trump is ‘not a stable genius’: GOP strategist says the president ‘doesn’t remember who and where he is’

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President Donald Trump's mental fitness is lacking, a top Republican strategist explained on "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Rick Wilson, the author of the 2018 bestselling book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever, blasted the commander-in-chief.

"Rick Wilson, your assessment of where the president stands as he heads off to the G7 summit?" O'Donnell asked.

"I think Donald Trump has had a week in which he is proving that this isn’t 87-dimensional chess game, this isn't some masterful strategy of communications or persuasion," Wilson replied. "This is an old man who is sick and who has problems and who has mental disconnects and who has aphasias and who has moments where he doesn’t remember who and where he is."

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