In an incredible display of psychoanalysis, Rolling Stone writer Paul Solotaroff has described Donald Trump with qualities more often attributed to street corner psychics.
Solotaroff made the TV rounds Thursday to discuss his profile of the GOP frontrunner. The big takeaway was Trump’s men’s locker room banter about Carly Fiorina‘s face. But in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” the 20-year Rolling Stone writer also said he thinks Trump is clairvoyant and clairaudient.
“Well, someone needs to start giving Donald Trump credit for being who he is,” said Solotaroff, who has a cottony, molasses way of talking that doesn’t make for great TV. “And that is someone with two, what I call, superpowers. That is to say he is clairvoyant and he is clairaudient. Like all great developers he sees a market forming before anybody else does. But the clairaudience is something I hadn’t expected of him. He is able to hear things in the hearts of people that nobody else in Republican Party has heard for many, many years. And that is this enormous dissatisfaction with the party’s elites.”
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday night, he said he didn’t believe that Trump was just referring to Carly’s persona.
“I went to Yale School of Drama, I thought I knew what persona meant,” he said. “No, I was there, I was sitting across from him. Donald, for all of his energy and wayward charm, has this 14-year-old boy affixed to his inner life. …He was feeling loose and playing to the room. …He was not talking about her persona.”
Asked if any of Mr. Trump’s aides who were present were shocked by it, he said, “You do that with Donald Trump at your own physical peril.”