'The president seems incapable of thinking': Mother Jones editor David Corn swears he's not exaggerating after reading Woodward book
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After reading Bob Woodward's new book Fear, Mother Jones editor David Corn is concerned about the president's ability to process information.


MSNBC host Rachel Maddow spoke with Woodward Tuesday about the chaos that seems to have taken over the White House with President Donald Trump.

Corn called it an outright "love affair with chaos."

"You know, Donald Trump's love affair with chaos is well known. We saw it in the campaign. We've seen it in how the books and a lot of reporting that's come out in the last year and a half," Corn said.

He went on to say that the thing that he finds most fearful is that the White House has no interest in fixing any of the problems.

"To me the most frightening thing here -- and this -- I think the lack of process is reflected in this -- in Bob's book, he talked about it with Rachel," Corn began. "There are examples throughout the book. The president seems incapable of thinking. I know that sounds hyperbolic, but thinking entails absorbing information, considering the information, processing the information, and coming to some conclusion or output at the end."

He noted that in case after case Trump refuses to "absorb" any new information.

"Maybe he can't even do so. And there is no process internally to match any bureaucratic or organizational process," he continued. "And to me, that's the most frightening thing. A guy with his finger on the nuclear button who is impulsive, egotistical and narcissistic doesn't seem to be able to engage in basic cognitive activity."

Watch the full panel discussion below: