(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) CNN Correspondent Brian Stelter said he does not think journalists are publicly questioning President Donald Trump’s “fitness” to serve often enough, so he asked the audience the questions journalists ask themselves after work.
“After the microphones are off or after the stories are filed or after the paper’s been put to bed, peoples’ concerns and fears and questions come out. Questions that often feel out of bounds, off limits, too hot for TV,” Stelter said.
He presented his criticism of Trump as a non-partisan concern for the country, as if these sorts of questions have not been asked since he announced his candidacy.
“Questions like these: Is the President of the United States a racist? Is he suffering from some kind of illness? Is he fit for office? And if he’s unfit, then what? These are upsetting, polarizing questions that they’re uncomfortable to ask, but we in the national news media can’t pretend like our readers and viewers aren’t already asking. They are asking,” he continued.
Then he played a clip of Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) talking about whether the President is crazy, noting they did not simply mean “goofy.”
Stelter talked about Zoe Lofgren’s bill that would require Trump to undergo a mental health evaluation to look for illnesses such as dementia.
He also showed Jimmy Kimmel requesting the President step aside or be removed from office and for Vice President Mike Pence to succeed.
He once again called these questions “tough to ask out loud on television,” but from the constant criticism Trump receives, it seems there is nothing easier to do on television than call him a racist and deranged.
Watch Stelter’s tough questions for his audience: