'Morning Joe' co-host: Trump may be 'mentally ill'

'Morning Joe' co-host: Trump may be 'mentally ill'
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MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said Thursday President Trump is "not well," and even possibly "mentally ill."

"I think he's such a narcissist, it's possible that he is mentally ill in a way," Brzezinski said. "[H]e's not well. At the very least he's not well."

Brzezinski explained that Trump may be narcissistic because "he does not believe the rules apply to him," adding that this belief likely led to a sort of "ignorance" and applied it to the 2005 Access Hollywood tape recording in which Trump made lewd comments about women.  

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"And he's so narcissistic he does not believe the rules apply to him. That's where the ignorance label may apply because this is a man who says he can grab women anywhere because he's famous," Brzezinski said in part. "The point is, he feels he can say or do things different from the norm because he's famous, because he's a celebrity, because he has power." 

Brzezinski's comments come the same day former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about his investigation into Russia. His opening remarks were published Wednesday, in which his account backs reports that Trump asked him to let "go" of his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn as well as pledge his loyalty to the president.

Brzezinski said Trump's behavior is "going to come down to something."

"We don't know if it's obstruction of justice. We don't know if it's abuse of power. We don't know if it's utter stupidity, but he may not be able to be in that office," she said, appearing to hint at impeachment.

While Brzezinski made these allegations, her co-host and fiancé, Joe Scarborough, made comments like, "Stop right here, I need an eject button."

"Why do — Why? Nothing I have said is crazy. I've been watching the show while I was gone. You all said what I said," she said to Scarborough.

"Nobody has ever said what you just said," Scarborough responded.