President Donald Trump’s aides and confidants are increasingly worried about his mental state following days of erratic behavior, wild outbursts, and bizarre fixations, Business Insider reported Friday.
“No one knows what to expect from him anymore,” one former White House official told Insider after the president spent an entire week refusing to acknowledge that a tweet he sent over the weekend claiming that Alabama was going to be hit by Hurricane Dorian was false.
They added: “His mood changes from one minute to the next based on some headline or tweet, and the next thing you know his entire schedule gets tossed out the window because he’s losing his s—.”
“People are used to the president saying things that aren’t true, but this Alabama stuff is another story,” the former official noted. “This was the president sending out patently false information about a national-emergency situation as it was unfolding.”
A Republican strategist in frequent contact with the White House is also worried.
“He’s deteriorating in plain sight,” the GOP strategist warned.
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci recently expressed similar concerns about Trump’s fitness for office.
“I think the president is in severe mental decline, and I’m not saying that now because I’m a political adversary or I disavowed him, I’m saying that objectively just looking at what’s going on,” Scaramucci said.