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CNN analyst explains why mental health experts are publicly rebuking Trump

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On Wednesday, senior writer for Rolling Stone, Alex Morris, explained why mental health experts have publicly voiced their concerns about President Donald Trump’s mental health.

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, scrutinized Trump as unfit to lead the country due to his mental health after the president rage tweeted over the weekend.

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“George Conway has been publicly trolling the president on Twitter, even questioning his mental health,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper said.

“Donald Trump is certainly not the first narcissistic president we’ve ever had, but it’s a matter of degree,” Morris said.

“There’s a difference between the personality trait and an actual disorder,” she added. “A lot of mental health professionals are coming out and saying this has crossed the line. This is a problem.”

She explained that because of the Goldwater rule, mental health professional have said not to diagnose someone unless they are under their care.

“The American psychiatric association instituted the Goldwater rule which says that you shouldn’t diagnose someone unless they’re under your care and met with them specifically,” she said.

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“That really did keep a lot of mental health professionals quiet for a while. Then about a year or two ago, there started to be this tipping point where people said, ‘as mental health professionals, we also have a duty to warn,'” she said.

“And over 70,000 signed a petition that Donald Trump is mentally ill and unfit for the presidency. So, obviously, there’s a lot of people coming out and saying, never mind the Goldwater rule, I have this other duty and I’m going to stand by it,” she said.

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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