Scarborough: ‘Something impacting’ Trump’s thought process

MSNBC’s Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughSacking the Capitol proves free speech is in trouble Scarborough calls for arrest of Trump, Giuliani and Trump Jr. for insurrection against US Sean Penn jokes Russians hacked his hair in viral 'Morning Joe' appearance MORE on Tuesday suggested that President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE has “something impacting his thought process.”

“We’re not analyzing anything,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We’re not diagnosing anything. But there is no doubt that there is something impacting his thought process.

“Perhaps it’s exhaustion. Perhaps it’s anxiety. Perhaps it’s the weight of the job, the pressure of the job. We don’t know what it is.”


Scarborough was reacting to Trump’s comments on Monday about the Civil War and former President Andrew Jackson.

“People don’t ask that question, but why was there the Civil War?” he asked during an interview with the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito. “Why could that one not have been worked out?”

“I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War,” Trump added. “He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart.”

Jackson died in 1845 after serving as America’s seventh president, missing the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Democrats and journalists widely criticized Trump’s remarks, arguing that the president lacked an understanding of history.

Trump later Monday predicted that Jackson saw the Civil War coming and could have prevented the conflict.

“President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry,” he tweeted. “Would never have let it happen!"