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Former Bush aide asked psychologists to examine Trump from afar

How reputable is a doctor that engages in this sort of distance-diagnosis?

As it should be in a country founded on the principles of free speech, there are no shortage of opinions about President Donald Trump.

By default, this means that there are some ideas about Trump floating around that you may not like, and maybe even some thoughts that you loathe, but as long as these annoyances remains civil and within the realm of hyperbole, we can continue to come together as a nation.

It is when people outside of the President’s inner circle give their professional opinion that we have to question their motives.

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Such is the case this week in a bizarre happenstance involving the Bush administration, our trade war with China, and California republican Kevin McCarthy.

Top House Republicans who attended a presentation about China and trade on this week also received a psychological profile of President Trump.

Larry Lindsey, a former economic adviser to president George W. Bush who now runs a consulting business, was invited by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to give an overview of the U.S.-China trade war.

Seemingly out of the blue, the former Bush adviser offered up some controversial statements.

Lindsey also came prepared Tuesday with his own research on Trump’s character, telling Republican lawmakers that he had asked two psychologists to evaluate the president from afar. The professionals found that Trump was a “10 out of 10 narcissist,” Lindsey told the Republicans, according to a GOP aide present at the talk who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“That’s what he scored,” Lindsey said, clarifying this wasn’t just his opinion.

This is not the first time that the President has been “diagnosed” from afar, and in every previous instance we were reminded that the sort of doctors who would stand behind this unprofessional method of determination aren’t the sort of the doctors we would visit.

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