It has been well over a year since Republican Donald Trump defeated his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in an upset victory during the 2016 presidential election.
Any normal politician would, of course, have no interest in bringing up his past election adversary. Trump is, of course, not a normal politician, and has kept making reference to Clinton, over and over again. On a recent episode of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski explained why the president is still so fixated on Hillary Clinton.
On the program, Mika and her co-host Joe Scarborough talked about the news conference Trump gave where he once again denied any collusion with Russia and instead claimed that Clinton was guilty of committing collusion. Commented Scarborough, “That is so pathetic and sad that he keeps going back to campaign talking about Hillary Clinton and windmills. This is, well, we were talking about football before. Does anybody here think that (University of Alabama coach) Nick Saban is going to be obsessing over the Georgia Bulldogs a year from now or six months from now?” Joe added, “Do you think a CEO that successfully takes over another company at six months after is thinking how to move his or her company forward? Or are they obsessing over how they got the better of the company they took over? This is a real problem and a sickness with this guy. I’m not saying mental sickness with this guy, it’s a real problem.”
Brzezinski said that there are two possible ways to explain the president’s continued fixation with Hillary. Stated Mika, “One is he is obsessed with her, and that would be kind of strange and maybe something psychiatric.” She went on, “Also it may be, and this we’ve seen with people that feel they don’t have capacity or command of the issues. They go to things that they can handle, so he can handle bullying Hillary Clinton, someone he beat, because that will fill time instead of actually having to talk about the content.” In support of these two possible theories, Scarborough brought up an interview that then-candidate Trump gave in early 2016 where he kept making reference to his hands. Said Joe, “You read the transcript, it was shocking. ‘I have the most beautiful hands, people come up to me — your hands, they’re very strong, big, beautiful hands.’ He kept going on and on. I was reading, I said to Mika, ‘Oh my god, he has completely lost his mind.’ She said, ‘No, he hasn’t — he is running out the clock because he doesn’t want them to ask him questions about policy, because he knows nothing about policy.’” Do you think Trump’s obsession with Clinton has a psychiatric basis? Watch the full discussion below: