Former Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger suggests that Donald Trump may be genuinely “losing his mind”.
Is Trump Losing His Mind?
Adam Kinzinger’s recent appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” ignited a fiery debate as he expressed concerns about the mental state of former President Donald Trump, going beyond mere metaphor and suggesting that Trump might actually be “losing his mind.”
The backdrop for Kinzinger’s comments was a question posed by host Anderson Cooper.
The query centered around the First Amendment protection for Trump’s incendiary social media posts and public remarks, a stance his legal team has staunchly defended.
Cooper probed, “Trump’s lawyers claim the former president’s post saying, ‘if you go after me, I’m coming after you’ is just political speech, has nothing to do with the case. I mean, do you buy that?”
He’s Known for Delivering Statements With Plausible Deniability
Kinzinger’s response was swift and unequivocal. He dismissed the assertion as “garbage,” emphasizing that Trump is known for delivering statements in a manner that provides him with plausible deniability.
Kinzinger pointed out that Trump’s ability to craft messages with dual interpretations has been a consistent trait throughout his life and career.
“He’s really good at saying something, but in a way that you could somehow conceivably, at least with a straight face, argue that you mean something else. You see that through his whole life, through his whole career,” Kinzinger observed.
The discussion quickly delved into more ominous territory as Kinzinger raised concerns about Trump’s psychological well-being.
Kinzinger Said, “I Think He’s Actually Going Insane”
“You see a man that is literally, I think, literally losing his mind. I don’t even mean that metaphorically. I think he’s actually going insane,” Kinzinger asserted.
He contended that Trump’s statements, even if couched as political speech, hold weight and potential consequences.
Kinzinger expressed worry over the impact of such rhetoric on individuals who might interpret the words literally and subsequently take actions that could be harmful or dangerous.
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