Scarborough: ‘Something impacting’ Trump’s thought process

MSNBC’s Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough pleads with Biden to mandate vaccines for teachers, health workers Trump ramps up attacks on media Scarborough hosts critical race theory debate on 'Morning Joe' MORE on Tuesday suggested that President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift 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.”

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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!"