MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch: Trump possesses traits of a sociopath


MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch on Wednesday read traits of a sociopath on air, arguing that President Trump exhibits many of the same qualities.

“What a sociopath is a condition that prevents people from adopting to ethical and behavioral standards of community,” Deutsch said on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” reading from a paper.

“Sociopaths are usually extremely charming and charismatic. Sociopaths oftentimes feel entitled to certain positions, people and things. They believe their own beliefs and opinions are the absolute authority and disregard others.”


“It’s interesting, so many of the traits of a sociopath this man is displaying,” the MSNBC commentator added.

Host Nicolle Wallace joined other commentators in noting that “not one of us is capable of diagnosing” the president.

Deutsch’s comments come after Trump appeared at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, where he vehemently defended his response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month when clashes erupted between white supremacists and counterprotesters. 

Trump read one of his previous statements about the violence on stage Tuesday, but omitted the sections of the statements where he placed blame for the violence on “many sides” and “both sides.”

Deutsch has been critical of the president before, including earlier this month when he called Trump a racist following the Charlottesville attack before the president explicitly condemned the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis.

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