CNN's Brian Stelter: "More In Private Than On TV," Journalists Wonder If Trump Is "Crazy"

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CNN's Brian Stelter began the Sunday edition of 'Reliable Sources' by wondering why more journalists have not asked the "uncomfortable questions" about President Trump's mental fitness for office.

"Questions that feel out of bounds, off limits, too hot for TV," Stelter explained. "Questions like these: Is the President of the United States a racist? Is he suffering from some kind of illness? Is he fit for office? And if he’s unfit, then what?"

"Since President Trump’s inauguration, there’s been a lot of tiptoeing going on,” he continued. "His actions have been described as unpresidential, unhinged and sometimes even crazy. That word crazy can be interpreted several different ways. It gets said more in private than on TV."

BRIAN STELTER, CNN: Questions that feel out of bounds, off limits, too hot for TV. Questions like these: Is the President of the United States a racist? Is he suffering from some kind of illness? Is he fit for office? And if he’s unfit, then what?

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Since President Trump’s inauguration, there’s been a lot of tiptoeing going on. His actions have been described as unpresidential, unhinged and sometimes even crazy. That word crazy can be interpreted several different ways. It gets said more in private than it gets said on TV...

This brings me back to the questions that are tough to ask out loud on national television. Is the President of the United States suffering from some sort of illness? Is he racist? Is he fit to be commander in chief? And one more, is it time for objective journalists, I don’t mean opinion folks I mean down the middle journalists to address these questions head on and how do they do it?

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