We didn’t see the segment on Tucker Carlson’s show Thursday night, but mental illness is a real thing and so we’re not crazy (no pun intended) about hearing that he called Rep. Adam Schiff “demonstrably mentally ill.” (There are lots of things we’d call Schiff, though.) The problem, though, is that we heard about Carlson’s comments from CNN hall monitor Brian Stelter, who seemed concerned.
Tucker Carlson says Adam Schiff is "clearly, demonstrably mentally ill," in case you're wondering how it's going over on Fox's pro-Trump talk shows.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 27, 2019
How many “Trump’s Mental Fitness” panels did you convene? To the nearest dozen.
— 100 Proof (@ChampionCapua) September 27, 2019
Seriously … this is the same guy who’s spent months of airtime questioning President Trump’s mental fitness to be president. We went through our archives quickly and pulled up these gems from Stelter and his CNN collegues, although Stelter usually cushions his remarks by limiting them to Trump’s “fitness.”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 21, 2017
"madness, shouldn't we call it that?" Yes @brianstelter, this is madness.
— April Conyers (@aprilolanoff) January 3, 2018
This is about the president's fitness. It's uncomfortable. But it's incumbent on journalists to ask these Q's. https://t.co/6DbjZW8S71
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 3, 2018
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 4, 2018
The gossipy parts of Wolff's book obscure the bigger, more important point. His reporting suggests Trump is unstable — raising alarms about his fitness for office. Here's my new column https://t.co/d9Y5JNBJtq
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 4, 2018
Maybe President Trump is cool, calm and collected in person. But on Twitter, he sounds deeply troubled right now. He sounds unhinged. This is why Q's about his fitness for office are so urgent… https://t.co/Kj8xG1PZAp
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 18, 2018
If we were watching this unfold from some other country, we'd question the US president's wellness. "Is the president okay?" pic.twitter.com/9XsHAC9L0f
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 20, 2018
Sunday on @ReliableSources, I'll be joined by Dr. Bandy X. Lee, co-author of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump," and Dr. Allen Frances, author of "Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump"
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 24, 2019
Trump's mental health keeps being invoked by commentators online and on TV. The volume is much louder as of late…https://t.co/dZFc4ie8JD
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 26, 2019
Yeah, so how many dozen panels has Stelter done about Trump’s “fitness?” Since 2017 at least.
For the record, how often have you or guests discussed the President in this light? https://t.co/dYSXsGbzMf
— Jeff Cunningham (@jeffrygc) September 27, 2019
Brian Stelter has questioned Trump’s mental health many times. https://t.co/5YKiAuISGv
— Blake Aspen (@realBlakeAspen) September 27, 2019
— Mike McIntyre (@mcintyremike) September 27, 2019
Remind me how many people CNN has had on their network who made the same comments about Trump? Come Brian, I know you are a hack but try not to fall on your face on a regular basis! https://t.co/CevcRVnuZj
— Matthew Battle (@librab103) September 27, 2019
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) September 27, 2019
— Megan Bush (@MeganLBush) September 27, 2019
You’ve let multiple whackos come on your show and claim Trump is worse than Hitler and that Trump is personally responsible for millions of deaths. All you did was sit there and nod your head in approval.
You have zero room to talk. https://t.co/y1Wfxrl95i
— Ryan Smyth (@RyanSmyth7) September 27, 2019
Nowhere near as bad as your guest saying Trump may be responsible for more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, and Zedong combined.
And did you watch Schiff today? https://t.co/wwupyEWOSk
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) September 27, 2019
Now do CNN about Trump having Alzheimer's or dementia https://t.co/SWheZNBAky
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 27, 2019
— Mark Footerman (@MarkFooterman) September 27, 2019
If Schiff believes what he says, Tucker may be right.
If he knows he's lying, he's just an unpatriotic loser. https://t.co/zMRuHaJkNV
— Jubal E. Harshaw (@alimhaider) September 27, 2019
Narrative-building in progress: CNN's Brian Stelter REALLY concerned about Trump's mental fitness https://t.co/JPNOBbKdjd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 5, 2018