Brzezinski on Trump: 'I'm Not Sure He's OK'

May 2, 2017

MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski questioned President Trump's mental state on Tuesday when the panel was discussing Sunday's CBS interview with John Dickerson, during which he guaranteed that the Republican health care bill would cover Americans with pre-existing conditions.

"Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I mandate it. I said, 'Has to be,'" Trump said during the interview.

NBC senior analyst Mark Halperin disagreed with Trump's statement and said that people with pre-existing conditions will be worse off.

"There is no doubt that people with pre-existing conditions will be in a worse off shape than some parts of the country at least, if the House bill ever became law," Halperin said. "And he's going around saying, 'No effect. People with pre-existing conditions will still be protected.'"

"What I'm saying is for North Korea, for people worried about their health care, this lack of clarity, this sloppy talk has real implications for people," Halperin added.

Brzezinski then chimed in to add that she will say what others will not say.

"I'm not sure he's OK," she said, before others started interjecting.

"I'm not sure he's OK and you have that feeling with people who are not OK, where it starts to dawn on you that they are not OK," Brzezinski said.

The "Morning Joe" hosts and panel unloaded on Trump throughout the opening block of the program for his series of odd statements in various interviews over the last few days, the Washington Free Beacon reported:

In a series of interviews, Trump has said he would be "honored" to meet personally with the dictator of North Korea and pondered aloud why the American Civil War could not have been avoided, among other unusual moments.

The panel also hit him over a moment in his CBS interview with John Dickerson where he grew impatient with questioning about his wiretapping claims made against Barack Obama and abruptly ended the exchange.

"It was really shocking," Scarborough said. "He was mumbling, rambling around, incoherent and then just short of quit talking, walked off."