As stated this past Wednesday evening on an episode of “Cuomo Prime Time,” CNN’s Jim Acosta stated that prosecutors should look into arresting former President Donald Trump for allegedly attempting to start an “administrative coup, if not a bloody coup” and “acting like an Adolf Hitler.”
“I think, arguably, Donald Trump committed crimes on the way to January 6th,” Acosta stated to the show host Chris Cuomo. “Is anything going to be done about it? Why have we not had this conversation in this country?”
“I think it’s a critical question, Chris, whether or not the former president of the United States belongs in the slammer for what he did between the election and January 6th,” stated Acosta.
After a reading of an excerpt, by Cuomo, from a new book, I Alone Can Fix It by The Washington Post’s Philip Rocker and Carol D. Leonnig, the former White House correspondent provided his own analysis. Neither the excerpt nor the rest of the book alleged that the president had engaged in any criminal behavior whatsoever. The revelations coming from the book consist almost entirely of the reported fears, suspicions, and concerns of Trump administration officials and others inside the Beltway.
Later on, Cuomo stated, “Nothing ever happened to confirm these suspicions. And that’s I think one of the suggestions that this book is going to have to deal with.”
Yet Acosta went on to say, “Donald Trump was behaving like an Adolf Hitler, who was potentially looking to overthrow the government.”
“The question becomes Chris, what do we do about this information?” Acosta questioned.
Michael Smerconish, a fellow panelist of Acosta, talked down the allegations, stating that there is “much we still don’t know about the events of January 6.”
However, Acosta, who has seen President Trump as his personal nemesis for quite a while, stated that the newly released book “aligns with a lot of what we were reporting around the time of the election and then the” D.C. riot.
“I talked to a source close to Trump, around the time of the [D.C. riot], who said that Trump had lost his mind, that he had lost it, and he was essentially trying everything by hook, or by crook, to overturn the election results at that time,” continued Acosta. “I will tell you, I’ve talked to two former senior White House officials, who have told me that Trump is quote, ‘insane.’ They have both used that word, ‘insane.’”
Attempts at forcing President Trump out of office by stating concern over his mental health became so commonplace that the entire American Psychiatric Association put out a release back in 2018 stating that it’s “unethical” to attempt to diagnose someone as mentally unfit without personally examining them. “We at the APA call for an end to psychiatrists providing professional opinions in the media about public figures whom they have not examined, whether it be on cable news appearances, books, or in social media. Armchair psychiatry or the use of psychiatry as a political tool is the misuse of psychiatry and is unacceptable and unethical,” it stated.