Sen. Franken: 'A Few' GOP Senators Question President Trump's Mental Health

By Michael W. Chapman | February 13, 2017 | 12:25pm EST

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), left, and

CNN host Jake Tapper. (Screenshot)

( -- Without naming any names or a source, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) told CNN's Jake Tapper that "a few" of his Senate GOP colleagues question the mental health of President Donald Trump. 

On Sunday's CNN State of the Union program, host Jake Tapper ran a clip of Franken on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, where Franken said of Trump, "Some will say that he's not right mentally. And then some are harsher."

Then Tapper asked, "So, I know that was comedy, but is it true that Republican colleagues of yours express concern about President Trump's mental health?"

Franken answered, "A few." 

Tapper did ask for names but then asked, "Really?"    Franken replied, "Yes. It's not the majority of them. It's a few."

Tapper then asked Franken to explain "in what way" do these people think Trump is mentally ill. 

Franken said, "In the way that we all have this suspicion that -- you know, that he's not -- he lies a lot. He says thing that aren't true. That's the same as lying, I guess. He -- you know, three million to five million people voted illegally. There was a new one about people going in from Massachusetts to New Hampshire."

Franken continued, "And, you know, that is not the norm for a president of the United States, or, actually, for a human being."

Both Tapper and Franken then laughed and moved on to a different subject. 

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