Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Trump biographer Tim O’Brien dug into President Donald Trump’s use of aides and cabinet members to comment on what a great job he is doing when he invites the press in to talk about his latest achievements.
In a word, he described the leader of the free world as “insecure.”
“He accepts it very eagerly and it’s sort of weird because it feels almost like they feel like this is required, that they can’t get anywhere with him unless they do this ritual,” host Joy Reid suggested.
‘I’m shocked that Mike Pence willingly jumps into that bathtub of praise every time he is given the opportunity,” O’Brien smirked. “I think it speaks, as many of these things do, with Trump’s insecurity. He needs constantly to get reinforced about the things that he feels inadequate about.”
“That is why he always talks about how much money he has, why he always talks about his grades and his success,” the biographer added, before noting Trump also loves to talk about “how attractive he is to women,” which caused the panel to laugh.