MSNBC news host Joe Scarborough said during the Thursday edition of his Morning Joe show that sources close to Trump told him the president is experiencing early signs of dementia, according to Newsweek.
Scarborough said the president's dementia is “getting worse" and not a single person who works for him doesn’t know he has early signs of the disease.
The host, who is also a former Republican congressman, said he had intended to speak about the president’s mental state earlier in two opinion columns written for the Washington Post. The newspaper, he claims, redacted the relevant lines on both occasions.
Dementia does not refer to a specific disease, but to a decline in memory and other cognitive skills that is severe enough to impair everyday activities, according to the American Alzheimer Association. Stopping or reversing dementia is currently not possible.
The president’s mental health has become an object of debate in Washington, Newsweek notes. However, the host’s comments don’t specify which signs of dementia the source observed in Trump. They also don’t clearly distinguish between early onset of dementia (acquiring the disease before 65), and early signs of dementia.
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