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'Collective Munchausen': Dr. Gad Saad on what drives the 'fake hysteria associated with Trump'

The Glenn Beck Podcast

'It's a way for people to seek attention in grotesque ways'

In this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Dr. Gad Saad, a Lebanese-Canadian professor and evolutionary behavioral scientist at the John Molson School of Business. Gad is known for coining the term "Collective Munchausen Syndrome" to explain the self-victimization and mass hysteria associated with social justice mobs.

"So Munchausen Syndrome is when someone feigns a medical condition so that they can garner empathy and sympathy," explained Gad. "Munchausen syndrome by proxy is where you take someone under your care, your biological child, your pet, your elderly parent, and you harm them so that you can get and garner the sympathy and empathy by proxy."

"When I started seeing the faux-victimhood, the screaming, the fake hysteria associated with Trump, that's when I coined the term 'Collective Munchausen,'" he continued. "It's a way for people to seek attention in grotesque ways and, what seemed to me, in false-sounding ways."

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