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China Thinks Trump Is a ’10-Out-Of-10 Narcissist,’ ‘His Mother Didn’t Pay Enough Attention to Him’

A former economic adviser to President George W. Bush told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday that Donald Trump’s Chinese trade adversaries think he’s ‘a 10-out-of-10 narcissist.’

Larry Lindsey, who chaired the National Economic Council during Bush’s first two years in office, told top GOP House members and committee chairmen that he engaged a pair of psychiatrists to evaluate the president, according to Politico.

Lindsey, who was invited to talk to Republican leaders by Trump ally and House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, attributed Trump’s ‘total’ narcissism to his childhood.

The president, he claimed, had a mother who “didn’t pay him adequate attention,” Politico reported.

China views President DONALD TRUMP as a “total narcissist” — “a 10-out-of-10 narcissist,” he said. Lindsey attributed this to the president’s upbringing and said his mother didn’t pay him adequate attention in childhood.

LINDSEY said Trump has no long-term plans or ability to think ahead. He said the president has the long-term decision-making ability of an “empty chair.” The psychiatrists said Chinese President XI JINPING and Trump are very different people, Lindsey said, according to people in both meetings.

Lindsey does, however, support Trump’s China policy and thinks he might succeed with Xi “because of some of his traits.”

George Conway, husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has repeatedly called Trump a narcissist, and he reacted today by saying it doesn’t take a psychiatrist to see it:

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