Hot mic senators: Trump is "crazy" and "I don't say that lightly"

Republican Susan Collins [ME] and Democrat Jack Reed [RI] accidentally broadcast themselves saying "I think — I think he's crazy. I mean, I don't say that lightly and as a kind of a goofy guy" and "I'm worried. Oof, you know, this thing — if we don't get a budget deal, we're going to be paralyzed."

Neither Senator is qualified to diagnose mental illness, and mental illness should not be a stigmatized condition.

The context is that both believed that they were having a private, off-the-record discussion and voicing their candid fears about the president, who wields enormous power and could cause immeasurable harm if he were to abuse it.

Two US senators caught on hot mic calling President Trump 'crazy'
[Nick Cardona/AOL News]