Ana Navarro’s Assessment of Trump’s Mental Instability on CNN was Spot-On (Video)

In the past I’ve written about the fact that I understand professional journalists who work for networks such as CNN, NBC News, ABC News, and other major news outlets must follow different rules than someone like myself. I can say and write things that they simply cannot.

I get that.

That being said, I’ve also written about my belief that the media needs to start being more blunt in how they discuss Donald Trump, his lies, and his unhinged behavior. Under normal circumstances, yes, I would probably call out members of the mainstream media for using words like “liar,” “crazy,” “unhinged,” “dangerous,” or “corrupt.” Those are heavily loaded words that shouldn’t be used lightly by journalists and reporters.

However, these are not normal times.

This country currently has a “president” who’s completely unfit and unqualified to be its leader. I’m not talking about a person with whom I simply disagree on major ideological issues. I’m talking about a person in Trump who I don’t believe is mentally sound or emotionally stable enough to be in charge of the world’s most powerful military and thousands of nuclear weapons.

As I’ve said before, my issues with Trump stopped being about politics long ago. For me, this is now about opposing someone who’s a vile, terrible human being who I truly feel is a danger to this country and everyone living in it.

That’s why not only did I want to defend CNN’s Ana Navarro for calling into question Trump’s mental health, but I wanted to applaud her for doing so.

Following the speech Trump gave on Tuesday in Arizona, Navarro sent out the following tweets:

Admittedly, those are some very bold tweets from a fairly prominent employee of CNN — and a Republican, might I add.

As expected, Navarro’s comments caused quite a stir among Trump supporters.

In fact, things came to a bit of a blow Wednesday morning with conservative Ben Ferguson when the two clashed over her comments. She claimed that she was only suggesting that a possible explanation for Trump’s behavior is some sort of mental illness, while Ferguson, instead of defending Trump’s speech, proceeded to attack Navarro, saying some could take her outbursts as signs she’s “unhinged.”

“What I said was, that the only defensible excuse, the only defensible explanation is if he is not mentally well,” Navarro explained. “Because, if he is, then he is such an incredible, self-centered, narcissistic, unfit, jerk that it makes it that much worse. The only thing that would make it defensible is if he is not well. Sometime later in the future if we find out he had something, I’m not saying he has it.”

“Of course you are,” Ferguson shot back.

While I’m sure Mr. Ferguson would disagree, what Navarro said was what more members of the mainstream media need to be saying — that Trump’s behavior is not sane.

As she explained, he’s either a “self-centered, narcissistic, unfit jerk” or he’s not mentally well. Either way, he clearly has some serious issues that make him unsuited to be “president.”

Regardless of which one it is, I don’t feel Navarro needs to explain what she said.

As I told a Trump-supporting friend recently, it’s possible to question his mental competency while still being a Republican. Simply because there’s an “R” next to his name doesn’t mean you need to swear blind devotion to someone who the entire world seems to recognize isn’t qualified or competent enough to be “president.”

Once again, for me, this isn’t about politics. I view Trump as a dangerous threat to this country, not because he’s a Republican, but because he’s incompetent.

I would have almost certainly disagreed with most of the policies supported by Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, or John Kasich had they won last November, but I wouldn’t view any of those men as a threat to our national security. My opposition to them would have been based on politics, not my belief that they weren’t mentally or emotionally sound enough to be president.

So I’d like to take a moment to stand with Ana Navarro for saying what I think more people with a much bigger reach than I have need to be saying. Our current “president” is either an out-of-control, narcissistic megalomaniac who’s unfit for office, or he’s legitimately too mentally unstable to competently perform the duties of the office of the presidency.

Watch her exchange below via CNN:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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