CNN Guest Claims Trump ‘May Be Responsible For Many More Million Deaths’ Than Hitler, Stalin, Mao

The former chairman of the Psychiatry Department at Duke University said he believes President Trump is among history’s worst national leaders ever—ranking him worse than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong.

Dr. Allen Frances shared his belief during an interview on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

In the interview, Frances first suggested it was unfair to call President Trump “mentally ill” as it was an insult to those with mental illnesses. He said Trump’s behavior and actions are more severe and problematic than those people with mental illnesses that he is aware of.

“Well, I think ‘medicalizing’ politics has three very dire consequences,” Frances began per the Washington Examiner. “The first is that it stigmatizes the mentally ill. I’ve known thousands of patients, almost all of them are well-behaved, well-mannered good people. Trump is none of these.”

“Lumping that is a terrible insult to the mentally ill and they have enough problems and stigma as it is,” he claimed.

“Second, calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him and even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist,” the clinical psychologist continued. “Trump is as destructive a person in this century as Hitler, Stalin, Mao in the last century. He may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were.”


And where was host Brian Stelter during these absurd claims?

He reportedly did not interrupt his guest because he could not hear him due to “technical difficulties.”

The Washington Examiner reports:

Between the three dictators Frances used as examples, Chairman Mao Zedong killed the most people, up to 45 million, through his policies during his “Great Leap Forward.”

Under Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953, around 20 million people died in labor camps, forced collectivization that resulted in famines, and executions in his many purges.

The Holocaust perpetrated by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime killed around 11 million people.

Here’s how some conservatives responded online:

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

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