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'Is he a narcissist, a sociopath, a psychopath? All of those things? None of them?'
On a recent episode of “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a clip of Sky News Australia host Piers Morgan asking clinical psychologist and public intellectual Dr. Jordan Peterson to offer his assessment of former President Donald Trump's mental health — only to be stunned into silence by Peterson's unexpected response.
"Donald Trump: what is he? Is he a narcissist, a sociopath, a psychopath? All of those things? None of them?" Morgan asked Peterson on Thursday's "Piers Morgan Uncensored."
"I don't think that he's a psychopath because he's been successful in repeated enterprises over long periods of time, and he has a variety of people who remain intensely loyal to him," Peterson began.
"It's very easy to demonize someone that you don't approve of," he continued. "And certainly Trump has been subjected, I would say, to more demonization than any political leader in the West that I can remember in my entire lifetime, including Richard Nixon. And so that's also set him back on his heels and made him somewhat embattled and defensive, which I don't think did any great things for his personality in some real sense."
"Would you like [Trump] to run again? Would it be good for America, do you think?" asked Morgan.
"That's a difficult question because it might be that it would be good for America to have whether or not Donald Trump should be president sorted out in the public sphere, debated intensely, and subject to an election. So it might be very interesting to see him put himself forward on the Republican ticket."
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