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Bernie Sanders and Al Franken publicly suggested Trump might be mentally ill

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Two leading liberal U.S. senators publicly suggested President Trump might be mentally ill on Sunday, bringing an unproven theory into the public eye.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called Trump a "pathological liar" on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning.  Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said "a few" Republican senators were concerned about Trump's mental health on CNN's "State of the Union," echoing statements he made on Friday to Bill Maher.

Bernie Sanders and Al Franken publicly suggested Trump might be mentally ill

WATCH | Here's Franken saying Trump's proclivity for falsehoods is "not the norm for the President."

Here's the full Sanders interview.

There is not a scintilla of evidence to believe that ... It's a lie. It's a delusion.
Sen. Bernie Sanders

"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd told Sanders the "pathological liar" comment was "strong words," but Sanders did not relent.

"It is very harsh, but I think that's the truth," Sanders said, citing Trump's baseless insistence that millions of people illegally voted against him.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz poses in the pressroom with the award for outstanding talk show host informative for "The Dr. Oz Show" at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

If Trump is actually mentally ill, it wasn't on any physicals required of him during his candidacy. But his health was called into question after his doctor said he wrote Trump's physical in five minutes.  Dr. Oz released Trump's results.

Are you guys really connected to reality?
Chris Ruddy

Author Andrew Sullivan told CNN journalists should ask hard questions about Trump's mental health. But during that network's "Reliable Sources," Newsmax Media CEO and Trump friend Chris Ruddy said there was no basis to claims Trump was mentally ill.

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