We all look at Donald Trump and know that something is off with the man. Now third-party candidate, Jill Stein, is throwing in her assessment. Stein is a Harvard-trained internist, a doctor who diagnosed thousands of patients for a quarter-century in Boston and Chicago before making the late-career switch to Green Party presidential candidate.
Stein was interviewed by Politico’s “Off Message” podcast, and made some startling statements about Donald Trump.
Dr. Stein was asked whether she agreed that Donald Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” as declared by the GOP nominee’s Bruce Vilanch-esque personal physician Harold Bornstein.
Stein responded, “You know, I don’t pretend to be able to do TV diagnosis, but I think the guy has a problem. The guy has a lot of problems — physical, mental, emotional, cognitive.”
As proof of his (alleged) pathology, she pointed to his position-hopping on a range of issues, which she cast as erratic rather than calculating — from his fuzzy Iraq positions over the years, to his brief “softening” on immigration last month, to his decision (on the day we spoke) to suddenly renounce birtherism after five years of banging a drumbeat of lies.
Stein continued, “It’s hard to, you know, to think too hard about anything Donald Trump says because he will change his mind in the next hour, if not the next day, or whatever. Today, suddenly, after five years, he became convinced that it’s not an issue. Yesterday it was an issue. It will probably become an issue again for him. You know, the guy may have a memory problem. Who knows what it is? But he’s incapable of having a consistent thought or policy.”
Stein also thinks Trump’s getting a free pass because he spent his career in private business, and she wants him to release his tax returns, saying, “At least with Clinton, you know, there was some degree of transparency. But what’s going on with Trump, you can’t even get at, and what he said was that even to clarify 15 out of these 500 deals, these are just like the most frightening mafiosos around the world. He’s like — he’s a magnet for crime and extortion.”
Being a medical doctor, do you put more weight into Stein’s assessment?
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