Larry Lindsey, who served as National Economic Council director under President George W. Bush, told House and committee Republican leadership Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE is a “10-out-of-10 narcissist,” according to Politico.

Lindsey, who had been invited by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCalifornia sues Trump administration over fracking Trump: Impeachment timing intended to hurt Sanders Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (R-Calif.) told the GOP leaders he considered the president a “total narcissist” whose mother did not pay him adequate attention, according to Politico. Lindsey claimed to have enlisted two psychiatrists to diagnose Trump.

Lindsey also said Trump has no capacity to think ahead or long-term plans, saying the president had the long-term decision-making skills of “an empty chair,” according to Politico, citing people in both meetings. However, Lindsey said he supported Trump’s China policy and said some of the president’s personal traits could result in a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He echoed Trump’s rhetoric on the ongoing trade war with China, saying the U.S. is in a stronger position than China and cannot be perceived as backing down.

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George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayTrump suggests LBJ is in hell: 'He's probably looking down — or looking up' George Conway group releases ad targeting GOP senator: 'You're just another Trump servant' George Conway group releases first anti-Trump ad aimed at evangelicals MORE, the husband of Counselor to the President Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWhite House pushes back on Parnas allegations Trump suggests LBJ is in hell: 'He's probably looking down — or looking up' George Conway group releases ad targeting GOP senator: 'You're just another Trump servant' MORE, highlighted the quotes on Twitter, writing “Truer words never spoken. That inability to plan ahead, that impulsivity, is part and parcel of Trump’s sociopathy.”

 

 

Conway is a frequent critic of Trump and his lambasting of the president has often veered into assessments of his mental state, which prompted Conway’s wife to make a rare public break with him earlier this year. “Don't play psychiatrist any more than George should be,” Kellyanne Conway told Politico in March. “You're not a psychiatrist and he's not, respectfully.”