CNN unchecked: Duke professor says Trump caused more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao

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It’s not so much that the left has gone insane in their opposition to President Donald Trump, it’s that they have at least two cable television networks to spew the insanity.


Duke University psychiatry professor Allen Frances appeared on CNN on Sunday and he made the claim on national television that the president of the United States may be responsible for millions of deaths.

How many millions? Tens of millions.

“Trump is as destructive a person in this century, as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were in the last century,” he said. “He may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were. He needs to be contained, but he needs to be contained by attacking his policies, not his person.”

Brian Stelter, the host of “Reliable Sources,” sat there like a toad on a stump while the outrageous allegation was leveled, offering no pushback whatsoever.


The idea that CNN had two psychiatrists on to evaluate President Trump’s mental health, his “sickness,” as one of the psychiatrists declared, was laughable on its own, and may explain why the network struggles to compete with even the Hallmark Channel.

This is part of the left’s fallback plan after the Russian collusion hoax fell through, to convince the American  public — and the president’s cabinet — that Trump is unfit for office.

Frances, the former chairman of the Psychiatry Department at Duke University, said that calling the president crazy is a “terrible insult” to the mentally ill, stigmatizing them … only to then call American voters crazy for electing him.

“I’ve known thousands of patients, almost all of them have been well-behaved, well-mannered good people. Trump is none of these,” he said.

“Lumping the mentally ill with Trump is a terrible insult to the mentally ill and they have enough problems,” Frances continued. “Calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him and even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist.”

Stelter was eviscerated online for not pushing back on the shameful claims, although “This. Is. CNN,” where Trump bashing is as much a part of any set as lighting.

The reaction was so severe that the anchor was forced to respond, agreeing that he should have said something — claiming he didn’t hear Frances make the assertion.

(Stelter appears to be listening intently in the clip above.)

“I agree that I should have interrupted after that line. I wish I had heard him say it, but I was distracted by tech difficulties (that’s why the show open didn’t look the way it normally does, I had two computers at the table, etc). Not hearing the comment is my fault,” Stelter tweeted.

So there it is, Stelter is sorry and takes responsibility for his oversight. Sort of. I mean, he didn’t hear the insane remark and that’s his fault. He swears.

As for the good professor, he took to Twitter on late Sunday afternoon to explain — an exercise that further solidified just how unhinged he is, which puts him in the same company as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Because climate change!

Frances tweeted, “Terrible damage Trump is doing to world climate at this global warming tipping point may be irreversable/could kill hundreds of millions of people in the coming decades. Many of them our children & grandchildren & their children. This is an existential crisis for humanity.

(Yes, the professor misspelled irreversible.)

The reaction on social media to Stelter’s explanation for not pushing back on his extremist guest centered on skepticism. Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:


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