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Two psychiatrists evaluated Trump and he’s a ‘10-out-of-10 narcissist’ with the decision-making ability of an ‘empty chair’

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On Tuesday, May 14, veteran economist Larry B. Lindsey, who served as economic policy adviser under President George W. Bush, discussed China and trade policy when he spoke to Republicans in the House of Representatives. And the veteran Republican, according to Politico, had some unflattering things to say about President Donald Trump.

The 64-year-old Lindsey, who was a guest of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, said he enlisted two psychiatrists to evaluate Trump from far away — and Lindsey, Politico reports, told Congress members that in China, Trump is viewed as a “total narcissist” and a “10-out-of-10 narcissist.” Lindsey attributed Trump’s narcissism to not receiving enough attention from his mother during childhood.

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Lindsey also told fellow Republicans that Trump is seriously limited when it comes  to his ability to make long-term decisions—an ability he equated with that of an “empty chair.”

But Lindsey, according to Politico, wasn’t altogether critical of Trump. Lindsey, who noted that Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are two totally different people personality-wise, asserted that because of his personality traits, Trump might be able to get a good deal from the Chinese leader. And he encouraged Trump not to back down with China.


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On Saturday, NBC News reported that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has released a campaign memo indicating he will exit the Democratic presidential primary if he is unable to raise millions of dollars within days.

"Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward," wrote campaign manager Addisu Demissie in the memo to staff ersand supporters. "The next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race."

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Taking to Twitter, the president wrote: "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a..... story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine. Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"

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"Rambo: Last Blood," the latest in the long-running franchise about a traumatized war veteran (Sylvester Stallone) turned on-demand badass, is less an escapist action movie and more a dramatized manifestation of the most notorious sentences from Donald Trump's presidential campaign announcement speech: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Even for a series that has always been shaped by a right wing worldview, the only reason for this latest sequel to exist — besides generating profits from die-hard Stallone fans — is to validate MAGA-world bigotries about Mexicans.This article first appeared in Salon.

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