The ancient Greeks had a word for Trump’s type of government -- and it isn't pretty
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Conservative political scientist and Congressional scholar Norman Ornstein ridiculed President Donald Trump's lack of political skills during Monday appearance on MSNBC's "All In" with Chris Hayes.


Ornstein suggested "kakistocracy" was the most accurate way to describe government by today's Republican Party.

"Which has a Greek root meaning government 'by the worst and most unscrupulous among us," he explained.

"You know, I've said many times, I don't think Donald Trump ever read The Art of the Deal, much less wrote it," Ornstein argued.

"And I've never seen a president -- in almost 50 years of watching up close -- more inept at cutting deals or finding his way into deals," he continued. "Ego is a part of it, but ineptitude -- fundamental ineptitude -- at running anything."

"It's amazing," he added.

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