CNN’s Brian Stelter quoted an actor from the “Breaking Bad” television show as he tried to support his belief that President Donald Trump is mentally unstable.
Stelter’s Monday newsletter included a portion expanding on a comment he made during his Sunday “Reliable Sources” CNN show.
“When a grandparent is not well, the entire family feels it,” Stelter wrote, quoting himself from Sunday. “The entire family shares the pain. Thousands of families are going through that right now – and the American family is experiencing it too. When a leader is not well, everyone feels it.”
The CNN host then noted that “others are bringing up this same concern” and went ahead to include a “concern” from actor Bryan Cranston. (RELATED: Brian Stelter Says He ‘Crawled In Bed And Cried For Our Pre-Pandemic Lives’)
“I’ve stopped worrying about the president’s sanity,” Cranston tweeted. “He’s not sane. And the realization of his illness doesn’t fill me with anger, but with profound sadness. What I now worry about is the sanity of anyone who can still support this deeply troubled man to lead our country.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 27, 2020
Stelter did not expand on how the actor is qualified to back his belief that Trump is mentally insane. He added that he thought about counter-arguments that back Trump and could only think of ones that are “deflections, not defenses.”