MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch guessed that President Donald Trump could be a sociopath thanks to a quick google search on sociopathic tendencies.
“I did some homework,” Deutsch said, “and there’s nothing glib about this. I just need 40 seconds, how to determine if someone’s a sociopath.”
Deutsch then proceeded to read off a long list of sociopathic behavior from a piece of paper.
“What a sociopath is–a condition that prevents people from adopting to ethical behavioral standards of a community,” he read. “Sociopaths are usually extremely charming and charismatic. Sociopaths oftentimes feel entitled to certain positions, people, and things.”
A Wikihow article is listed as the top search result when googling the exact phrases that Deutsch read.
“They believe their own beliefs and opinions are the absolute authority and disregard others,” Deutsch continued. “They’re rarely shy, insecure, and lost for words and have trouble suppressing emotional responses like anger, impatience, and annoyance.”
At one point, Deutsch had to flip the page so he could continue reading the long list. The entire diatribe took nearly a full minute.
“I’m not being glib here,” Deutsch repeated. “We’re trying to analyze this intelligently or rationally or the left-brain and I think there is none. And then you start to say, coming off of Clapper, coming off of Corker, what is…wrong with this man?”
“So many traits of a sociopath this man has displayed.”