Howard Dean: ‘I Think [Trump] is Deeply Ill’

• August 15, 2017 7:03 pm


Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean attacked Donald Trump Tuesday, saying that he believes "this guy is deeply ill."

Dean's comments came after a tumultuous press conference in which Trump revisited his comments on the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend and returned to his condemnation of "both sides" in the events which led to one death and nineteen injured on Sunday.

He appeared on MSNBC, where "The Beat" host Ari Melber asked him if he thought Trump's comments reflected the "real" Donald Trump.

"I'm not entirely sure there is a real Donald Trump," Dean said. "I think this guy is deeply ill. I really do. He's completely out of control. He has no consistency from one day to another."

"We essentially are a country without a president. I think we'll rise to the occasion, but it's a very difficult situation," he said.

Trump is not a "capable president," Dean argued, which he said had not been the case for almost 150 years.

"This is not a guy who understands anything about people," he said. "It's not a guy who understands anything about the foreign policy. This is a problem. This is the first time I think probably since Andrew Johnson that we really haven't had any kind of a capable president."

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