Al Franken: ‘A few’ Republicans worried about Trump’s mental health


A “few” Republican senators think President Trump may have mental health issues, according to one Democratic colleague.

“It’s not the majority of them,” said Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). “It’s a few.”

“We all have this suspicion that – you know, that he’s not – he lies a lot,” Franken said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And, you know, that is not the norm for a president of the United States, or, actually, for a human being.”

Franken first leveled the mental health claims on Friday during an interview on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“There’s a range in what they’ll say,” Franken said of what GOP colleagues reveal behind closed doors. “And some will say that he’s not right mentally. And some are harsher.”

The line drew plenty of laughs.

But Franken added a more serious note: “I haven’t heard a lot of good things, and I’ve heard great concern about the president’s temperament.”

Also Sunday, Franken called Trump’s repeated attacks of Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” as “racist.”

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