CNN’s Brian Stelter openly wondered Sunday if the press should start questioning Trump’s stability.
Stelter said, “I want to underscore how extraordinary this is to see the President calling out of his Secretary of State. He’s saying ‘Rex is wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man.’ When I look at this, Seth, I wonder, are we at the point where folks on TV should be questioning the President’s stability?”
The NYPost’s Seth Mandel responded, “I think he may want them to question his stability, but again, I think he’s playing the game wrong. It harkens back to mad man theory, which was the idea that usually associated with Richard Nixon that he wanted communist states to think that he would overreact to provocations and that something that they would think was irrational. He wanted them to know he didn’t think was irrational, the way Nixon try it.” (RELATED: The Media Has Its ‘Kanye Moment’ On Trump — CNN, MSNBC Make Disaster Relief All About ‘Racism’ [VIDEO])