On Thursday, Steve Schmidt, former presidential campaign manager of Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Schmidt discussed President Trump’s speech on Wednesday, in which the president appeared to be slurring his words.
“I don’t know the cause of it, but when you combine it with [Sen.] Bob Corker’s (R-Tenn.) critique that the president of the United States is unstable, that he’s dangerous, when you look at the private comments that are made by members of Congress around his stability, you look at his actions in recent weeks,” he said.
Schmidt continued, stating, “The question of his fitness, of his stability, is in the air. And it doesn’t get better when you see clear impairments.”
Schmidt, addressing the incident from Wednesday, added, “I don’t know. Is that a tooth problem? Is that something else? Presidents every year typically go to the Bethesda naval hospital for a checkup. This president, to my knowledge, is departing from that. We don’t have updates on his health. We don’t know what’s going on, but this is a legitimate issue worthy of consideration. This is the man who commands America’s nuclear arsenal. And that video, that speech, that impairment, is chilling.”