Trump is 'fundamentally deranged' -- and his mental health constitutes 'a national crisis': CNN guest
Donald Trump (AFP Photo/Timothy A. Clary)

Time Magazine columnist Joe Klein did not mince any words when it came to President Donald Trump's mental state during a CNN panel on Wednesday.

During a discussion of Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," Klein said that it's time to stop beating around the bush when it comes to discussing how dangerous the president's mental health is to the American republic.

"We have a national crisis right now, and it is very serious, and we have to focus on that," he said.

Klein went on to praise the anonymous Trump administration official who wrote the infamous New York Times editorial denouncing his own boss.

"It is yet another source that says that we are dealing with a very fundamentally deranged person who is leading our country right now," Klein said. "And thank God there are people, sane people who are surrounding him, who might limit the damage, because the legal recourses here move very, very slowly."

Klein also rebuffed criticism that the op-ed writer should have made their criticisms publicly.

"It's important you have as many people as possible surrounding this president because he isn't going anywhere for a while," Klein said.

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