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Jen Psaki: Trump Capable of 'Temporary Moments of Sanity'

Jen Psaki: Trump Capable of 'Temporary Moments of Sanity'
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By    |   Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:26 AM

Former White House Communications Director Jen Psaki, slammed Donald Trump, saying the president has proven he can stay sane for just 24 hours.

She made her comments in an opinion column for CNN.

"Donald Trump has shown he is capable of temporary moments of sanity," said Psaki, who served during the Obama administration. "They typically include scripted remarks, and they last for about 24 hours — or less. Just a few minutes into his speech at a rally in Phoenix Tuesday evening, the clock ran out. And it quickly went off the rails".

She called his speech at the Phoenix rally "an unhinged rant."

"If the goal was to fire up his base and throw red meat — ranging from attacks on the media to a threat to shut down the government over building a transparent border wall to a wink and a nod about pardoning the divisive ex-Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, a man who was still a birther even after Trump had stopped making the claim — well, they got that job done," Psaki said. "But for what?"

She noted his speech on Afghanistan on Monday night was a "dramatic improvement" from his controversial comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"No surprise he took a flying leap in the other direction in Phoenix on Tuesday night, and delivered a speech that was all about division," she said.

"And because that wasn't enough — and because alienating the African-American community last week was not enough — he decided to raise the possibility of pardoning former Sheriff Arpaio, a man who has been accused of racially profiling Latinos."

She said she had been hoping Trump would stick to a message of unity in Phoenix.

"Instead, my jaw was on the floor, like many people watching," she added. "I guess I should stop being so surprised."

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