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One of Trump's closest former advisers now says he's 'obviously in mental decline’

Trump's former communications director thinks he may resign.

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Anthony Scaramucci worked with Donald Trump for three years, both on his campaign and as White House Communications Director, and he has serious questions about his mental health.

"If you look at a whole pattern of speech and deterioration of his syntax — I'm not a psychologist so I'm not going to clinically evaluate him — (but) as a person, as a voter, you're saying the guy is obviously in mental decline," Scaramucci said on CNN's "New Day."


Scaramucci then referenced a recent press conference regarding Hurricane Dorian in which Trump said he'd "ever even heard of a Category 5" hurricane. There have already been four during his time in the Oval Office. Just five months ago, Trump discussed Category 5 hurricanes at a rally.

He also said that Alabama, a state that's not in any harm from the hurricane, was going to be hit by Dorian.

"What I find sad and troubling, is there's a group of people around him that are loyal and like him, they're not addressing him. CNN is showing a clip like that, which is incredibly embarrassing," he continued.

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Scaramucci believes that the president's mental decline as well as his dreadful poll numbers mean that he may not stay in office long enough to run for reelection.

"It's not clear to me that he's going to make it," Scaramucci said. "I still predict that poll numbers are going to go much lower, and I predict that, like Lyndon Johnson, he'll leave the race before he gets there."

According to a Investors Daily/TIPP Poll, former vice president and leading Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a 12-point lead in a hypothetical match-up against Trump.

While Scaramucci's words may seem dramatic, over two dozen psychologists agree with his assessment. Two years ago, Bandy Lee, a professor at Yale University, compiled a series of essays on Trump's mental health in a book called, "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President."

Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and an expert on violence.

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In the book, the mental health professionals allege that, in addition to mental decline, the president has extreme and present hedonism, pathological narcissism, paranoia, and impulsivity.

"The president's condition has been visibly deteriorating to the point where there's a lot of talk right now about his mental state beyond mental health professionals," Lee said last June, according to the Washington Examiner. "It no longer takes a mental health professional to recognize the seriousness of the current presidency."

"It's deceptive because it seems like he's alert, it seems like he's responding to things in a rational manner, but it is not the case from every measure that we have taken," Lee said of Trump. "And this is very serious. In fact, worse than if he had a stroke and were unconscious because he can mislead the country in destructive or nefarious ways."

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After three years on the sidelines, Colin Kapernick will be working out for multiple NFL teams on Saturday, November 16 at the Atlanta Falcons facility.

The former 49er quarterback who inflamed the culture wars by peacefully protesting against social injustice during the national anthem made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday.

Kaepernick is scheduled for a 15-minute on-field workout and an interview that will be recorded and sent to all 32 teams. The Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions are expected to have representatives in attendance.

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"We like our quarterback situation right now," Miami head coach, Brian Flores said. "We're going to do our due diligence."

NFL Insider Steve Wyche believes that the workout is the NFL's response to multiple teams inquiring about the 32-year-old quarterback. A league-wide workout would help to mitigate any potential political backlash that any one team may face for making an overture to the controversial figure.

Kapernick is an unrestricted free agent (UFA) so any team could have reached out to him. But it's believed that the interested teams are considering him for next season.

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Earlier this year, Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid reached a financial settlement with the league in a joint collusion complaint. The players alleged that the league conspired to keep them out after they began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.

Before the 2019 season, Kaepernick posted a video of himself working out on twitter to show he was in great physical condition and ready to play.

Kaepnick took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship game in 2013.

He has the 23rd-highest career passer rating in NFL history, the second-best interception rate, and the ninth-most rushing yards per game of any quarterback ever. In 2016, his career to a sharp dive and he won only of 11 games as a starter.

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