Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) revealed in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett that there are Republican leaders in Congress who firmly believe that President Donald Trump is mentally unhealthy.
Garamendi began by saying that there is “a crazy” leading North Korea and “a crazy in the White House.” He cautioned that the tiniest of mistakes on the Korean peninsula could perhaps not start a nuclear war but a military war.
“What if you had an uncle,” he continued. “That you, did untruth 1,951 times in the last 11 months, and every morning you wake up wondering what in the hell is the tweet going to say this morning? That’s what America faces.”
He called it “downright frightening” and something people in his district are asking him about. “We got a guy in the White House that is unstable and not fit for office.”
Republicans have accused Democrats of playing politics with the mental health of the president. However, Garamendi said that he wished it was partisan politics. The reality is that there are Republicans who agree with him but are unwilling to come forward. The same has been said about Trump’s own staff.
“They’re certainly not going to say it,” he said. “The Republicans have a political agenda. They wanted a massive tax cut for corporations and the wealthy wealthy wealthy. They got that because they have a Republican president. They want to cut entitlement programs. They’re going to do that in the next months ahead. What are we talking about here? We’re talking about Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid.”
Burnett questioned if Garamendi had one-on-one conversations where Republicans agreed with them. He confirmed it, but wouldn’t tell her who they were.
“But, I’m telling you they are key people in the Republican Congress that they’re going — they’re shaking their heads and going, ‘oh, my God,’ look what he did today,” Garamendi said. “They’re concerned. They know what’s happening. They know the lies. They know the untruths.”
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