In an interview set to air Monday night, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer unloaded on President Barack Obama, telling radio host Hugh Hewitt that Obama is “clearly a narcissist” and “lives in a cocoon surrounded by sycophants.”
“But let me just say as a layman, without invoking any expertise, Obama is clearly a narcissist in the non-scientific use of the word,” said Krauthammer. “He is so self-involved, you see it from his rise. Here’s a man who says I don’t to theater, you know, I don’t do that. Well, his whole run in 2008 was theater, including the Roman, the Greek columns that he had around him at his speech at the convention in Denver.”
“So I think he’s extremely self-involved. He sees himself in very world historical terms, which means A) because he’s an amateur, he doesn’t know very much, and B) because he’s a narcissist, he doesn’t listen,” said the frequent Fox News panelist. “This is all because, I mean, count the number of times he uses the word I in any speech, and compare that to any other president …. For God’s sake, he talks like the emperor, Napoleon.”
“The man lives in a cocoon surrounded by sycophants. There’s not anyone of independent stature around him,” Krauthammer concluded.
[h/t: Marlon Bateman]