Brian Stelter: If Any Other Nation’s Leader Tweeted Like Donald Trump, We’d Say They’re Not Well [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

CNN’s Brian Stelter said if President Trump were the leader of another country such as Germany or China, people would say his tweets were “messages from a person who is not well.”

During an appearance on CNN, Stelter said some of the tweets Trump sent out Tuesday were “deeply disturbing.”

He said when Trump was inaugurated last January, some people started to raise concerns about Trump’s mental health and his fitness for office.

“I think we can apply a test to his 16 tweets today. The test would be if this were the leader of… Germany or China or Brazil — what would we say? How would we cover these tweets?” he asked.

“We would say these are the messages from a person who is not well, from a leader who is not fit for office.”

  • Bambino
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      What I hate is that when women and minorities point out the truth, MAGA people immediately go all in with sexist insults and racial slurs.

      • Steverino

        Cults are like that.

      • vorpal

        Or they start engaging in whataboutism by screeching about Hillary and Obama.

        Deflect, distract, deny.

      • Ninja0980

        That or scream about identity politics etc.
        P.S. Sad to say some on the far left do this too, in fears that we’ll stop them from getting back white voters who left the party long ago.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          We can’t get back people who will vote child predators rather than a Dem. Nor should we want to.

    • EDinMCO

      The rightward expansion of the Overton window continues.

  • Joe in PA

    “not well”??? How about FUCKING CRAZY!??

    • JAKvirginia

      Well, you see, they’re being “polite” for fear that tRump might call them out.

      • Gustav2

        They are not permitted by being adults, professionalism and the station’s ‘standards and practices’ to say, “FUCKING CRAZY!”

      • Gerry Fisher

        He already has. What have they got to lose now, except for one remaining shred of dignity?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    The GOP needs to have THIS count against them that they publicly fellate and cheerlead someone we’d consider a madman if he led some other country. They already should be mocked for nearly giving us a child predator candidate for the Senate.

    • Ninja0980

      Every single Republican should have Trump hung around their necks.

  • PickyPecker

    these are the messages from a person who is not well, from a leader who is not fit for office

  • Bambino
    • DesertSun59

      Seth will never be like 45. And that’s a good thing.

      And if you’ve not seen The Orville yet you’re missing a serious treat. Seth has written a lot of the episodes. He’s freakin’ BRILLIANT.

    • bkmn

      And he shows zero interest in learning how to do the job well. For him it is all about dominating anyone he perceives as an enemy.

    • BlackGayVeganAtheist

      Trump has NEVER had to grow up and acquire wisdom…

      H has lived an insular life and that is of his own design…

      Now we are being victimized by someone who is utterly vainglorious and a megalomanic

      • David Walker

        And a fucking moron.

  • Stogiebear

    For a country that has practiced so much regime change in foreign countries we sure are cursed with the same regime as we’ve had for the past several months. Belgium, we’re waiting. . .

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Hey dumbass! The sane part of the world has been saying Trump is not well for years now.

    This is not news!

    • Longpole

      And they also think the people who voted for him are a bit off their rocker too!

    • Friday

      Yeah, but it’s also a story that shouldn’t go away until something’s done about it.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Give him time. He’ll grow into the role. /s

    • Todd20036

      CNN treated Hilary’ email as something apocalyptic

      and here we are

  • another_steve


    Trump’s base is “deeply disturbed.” They love the tweets.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I did like Ezra Kline’s statement last night…
    something like, ” If we remove the president right now, many people will be very upset !! Or, do nothing and we could be facing a nuclear holocaust. ”

    As if option 1 would be omg!! way worse than 2.

  • Tawreos

    Welcome to the party asshole it only took you most of a year to realize this shit is not right.

  • Butch

    Dude, the words are “crazy,” “insane,” and “ignorant.” Don’t sugar coat it with “not well.”

    • David Walker

      “Nuts” and “bonkers” work, too. It took the media forever before they tentatively called his lies “lies” and most of them are still content (and lazy enough) to rely on “alt-right,” so his mental health will continue to be alluded to in nice ways until there is no longer a way to ignore it. God help us, though, on what that “way” may be.

      • Steve Teeter

        November 7. Aide: “Mr. President, it’s definite. Last night the Democrats took both the House and the Senate.” Trump: “No they didn’t.” Aide: “But, Sir! …” Trump: “Nope. We’ve still got ’em both. I don’t believe it so it didn’t happen. The American people love me!!”

        Would that do it?

  • GeneInSJ

    It’s past time to remove Trump. I can easily see nukes flying over the Korean peninsula and toward our west coast.

  • Gustav2

    Poor Brian Stelter, he just doesn’t understand “American Exceptionalism,” bless his heart.

  • Bluto
  • another_steve

    I like Stelter. Of the many cable news commentators, he and Joy Reid and Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC have been most forthright about calling Trump out for the dangerous criminal that he is.

    Trump is an illegitimate President.

  • DesertSun59

    I can’t imagine anyone other than his cult American supporters and his tens of millions of Russian Twitterbots who pretend he’s mentally stable.

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist
  • bkmn

    He is actually mentally ill. I hope they do some psychiatric analysis while he is in for his physical.

  • safari
    • safari

      Spoiler: It hinges on Kim not being crazy

      • Gretchen

        I suspect it’s not a good thing that I am relying on Kim to keep us from nuclear destruction. I certainly can’t trust our own president.

        I don’t honestly know much about North Korea or whether or not a forced regime change would be in the world’s best interest considering how that has played out in other countries, but I am certain we need a regime change here.

      • The_Wretched

        Kim’s in such a warped little bubble that his context means his decisions are de facto crazy regardless.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      The article first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute’s website.

      Bunch of idiotic Rightwing nutters who don’t understand fuck all about anything.

  • OdieDenCO

    dude, we have been saying donny is unfit for office since he first started campaigning. nobody listened because he was GOP. it was win at all cost and damn the consequences.

    • David Walker

      And now it’s damn the country.

  • justme
  • gaycuckhubby

    Agreed! And I’m saying that now. Our president is not mentally stable.
    And the worst part is, it was abundantly on display before the election. But because his opponent had a vagina a large number of Americans still voted for him.

  • Buford

    I’ll state the obvious… Trump is performing for his base. This is intended solely to generate cheers and high-fives from the 18-20% of the US who still support him, and he has no interest in the downside or liabilities such insane, rabble-rousing rhetoric creates for the rest of the world. Trump only hears the cheers from his dwindling base, and to him that is worth any price.

    He is insane. He must be removed.

  • justme

    Hey Media..
    GET RID of the stand-ins and panels and just REPORT the news…
    We don’t need the “analysis”

  • Natty Enquirer

    Insane? Maybe. A preening, self-serving asshole who bumbles his way through government like a reckless child, assuredly.

  • Slippy_World
  • joe ho

    And the GOP Congress doesn’t care because they’re too deliriously happy counting the millions the tax bill has put in their pockets.

    • M Jackson

      Yep. Now on with voter suppression.

  • Bomer

    Not well? No fucking shit.

  • rednekokie

    And your point is??? Of course the tRump is not well — hasn’t been for years.

    • HZ81

      Seriously, every reporter on every channel has said roughly the same god damn thing for a year now—every single day. Thanks for caring about his mental health when it mattered. Oh wait, you didn’t.

  • alguien

    golly, ya think?

  • M Jackson

    It’s like marveling at the fact that a lake is full of water.

    • Mikey

      or that the water is wet.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    If only they had noticed this before last November. Like the other 7 thousand million people on Earth.

    (half a billion of us are terminally stupid. they’re not all in the USA, either.)

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • calvin

    And he shows zero interest in learning how to do the job well. For him it is all about dominating anyone he perceives as an enemy.

  • Keith D Plane

    and is anything being done about this idiot, of course not. I’ve said this many many times but this dude is fucking sick, like deranged, dementia setting in or Alzheimer’s take your pick and he jokes about some nuclear button. Seriously people it really is time something needs to be done. I realize we get the human Q-Tip Pence but this shit scares the crap out of me. I do wonder what this health exam he has got coming up will show and what they will not be telling us.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Brian, Brian, Brian! He was just as “unwell” in ’16 as your network broadcast whole rallies of his harmful pathology.

    • Pip

      This, exactly.

  • JWC

    Donny is NUTZ

  • GanymedeRenard


  • Jack

    I hear a lot of people ARE saying he’s not well. I mean, that’s what I hear about what people are saying. So many.


    In off topic news, He’s so handsome, to me!