CNN’s Stelter: If Trump were leader of another country, we’d say this is 'a person who is not well'

CNN's Brian Stelter said if President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE were the leader of another country, such as Germany or China, people would say his tweets were "messages from a person who is not well."

During an appearance on CNN, Stelter said some of the tweets Trump sent out Tuesday were "deeply disturbing."

He said when Trump was inaugurated last January, some people started to raise concerns about Trump's mental health and his fitness for office.


"I think we can apply a test to his 16 tweets today. The test would be if this were the leader of ... Germany or China or Brazil — what would we say? How would we cover these tweets?" he asked.

"We would say these are the messages from a person who is not well, from a leader who is not fit for office."

Trump on Tuesday sent off a series of tweets relating to various topics. In the morning, Trump sent out a tweet taking credit for the safest year on record for commercial aviation.

He also railed against the media — a frequent target of his — saying he would be announcing "THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR."

On Tuesday night, Trump sent out a tweet saying the nuclear launch button on his desk is "much bigger" and "more powerful" than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'" Trump tweeted.

"Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"

His comments came after Kim said in a New Year's Day speech that he had a nuclear launch button at his desk and that the international community would have to accept North Korea's status as a nuclear-armed nation as a "reality."