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George Conway perfectly explains why Trump is so dumb: ‘If you always make shit up, why do you need to learn?’

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On Tuesday, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway wondered if Trump’s erratic actions and impulsive outbursts might be the result of untreated childhood dyslexia.

Conway cited the book of psychologist Justin Frank “Trump on the Couch” to ask whether the president is propelled by a mental disability.

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“There’s an excellent discussion in @JustinFrankMD’s book on how an unaddressed learning disability such as dyslexia may have aggravated Trump’s antisocial behavior as a youth, and thus to his current mélange of conditions,” Conway wrote on Twitter.

He also noted that Trump’s pathological lying protects him from having to learn uncomfortable truths.

“Put simply and crudely, if you can always just make shit up, then why do you need to learn anything and think about it?” Conway said.

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“Which dovetails with his impulsivity and inability and unwillingness to engage in planning—another characteristic of sociopaths,” he added.

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Raw Story previously interviewed Frank about why the president tends to surround himself with people who lie to him — including Conway’s wife, Kellyanne.

“People with Donald Trump’s psyche usually surrounded themselves with liars. It’s interesting that the GOP is spending so much time calling Cohen a liar, because that’s what Donald Trump surrounds himself with,” Frank told Raw Story in February. “People have to lie in order to agree with him,” he added.

“That’s his main focus. Saying whatever it is he feels he needs to say in order to get what he wants, Donald Trump,” Frank said.

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Lawmaker Rashida Tlaib calls for boycott of Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ over Israel comments

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested a boycott against HBO host Bill Maher after he denounced the international movement to boycott Israel as a "bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class."

This article first appeared on Salon.

"Maybe folks should boycott his show," Tlaib wrote in a tweet on Saturday. "I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn't work then and it won't now."

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GOPer Joni Ernst booed and peppered with questions about guns at tense Iowa town hall

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In videos uploaded to Twitter, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) received a chorus of boos and shouts from a town hall crowd after she tried to blame mass shootings on mental health issues, with one person shouting, "Do something!"

According to a report from Iowa Starting Line, the embattled Iowa Senator whose approval numbers have dropped, due in part to President Donald Trump, was pressed by one local teacher about changing gun laws so she can get back to the job she was hired for.

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Trump is the nightmare from which we can’t wake up

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Every morning we wake up and the nightmare that is Donald Trump seems to go on. Most nightmares, even recurring ones, eventually come to an end. We must hope this one will eventually end as well.

As a columnist, it’s difficult to keep writing about what seems to be the same thing over and over — Trump being a racist, homophobic, sexist pig. Then he, his family or someone in the administration does something else that boggles the mind. Last week, he retweeted a conspiracy theory that the Clintons were responsible for Jeffrey Epstein’s death. Every time you think he can’t sink lower he does.

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