This may qualify as the most outrageous media moment so far this year.
Not only did this CNN guest, who is apparently a doctor, state an unbelievable lie about Trump, he received absolutely no push back from CNN host Brian Stelter.
CNN’s ‘Reliable Source’ Says Trump ‘May Be Responsible’ For More Deaths Than Hitler, Stalin, And Mao
When CNN’s Brian Stelter isn’t worrying about whether or not Sean Spicer’s foxtrot around ABC’s dancefloor will cause lasting damage to America’s social fabric, he’s bringing guests on ‘Reliable Sources’ to sound off cockamamie psychological theories around President Donald J. Trump. Today, Stelter had on a psychiatrist who suggested that President Trump is ‘more destructive’ than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong combined.
Ex-Townhall contributor and current Washington Examiner writer Julio Rosas picked up the exchange.
Dr. Allen Frances, former chairman of the Psychiatry Department at Duke University, told Stelter that he is not in favor of psychologists and psychiatrists diagnosing President Trump as “crazy” because doing so hides the fact that Americans are “crazy” for electing him…
“Second, calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him and even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist,” Frances continued. “Trump is as destructive a person in this century as Hitler, Stalin, Mao in the last century. He may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were.”
Watch the video:
Lots of people criticized this on Twitter:
How didn’t you fact-check him right then and there, @brianstelter?
“Trump may have killed more people than Hitler and Mao.”
20-45 million people were killed under the Mao regime, Hitler was responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people.
This segment is shameful. https://t.co/zKrIFjwWCu
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) August 25, 2019
In case you thought @brianstelter was a serious journalist, today he:
-Let a guest accuse Trump of being worse than Hitler/Stalin/Mao
-Let a guest defend CNN hiring McCabe
-Coached April Ryan through a disastrous interview about her bodyguard assaulting a journo
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 25, 2019
Irony is when Brian Stelter attempts to define journalism. These people are have completely gone insane.
— Darrell Elkins (@delkins3263) August 26, 2019
CNN’s Brian Stelter: Is He Suffering From Some Sort Of Mental Health Illness? pic.twitter.com/huTgzOLdBj
— Steve McCarley🇺🇸 (@SteveMcCarley1) August 26, 2019