MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle asked a panel Wednesday whether “thin-skinned narcissism” was driving president-elect Donald Trump to butt heads with the intelligence community.
Ruhle was critical of Trump’s recent tweets from the outset. “Without saying, ‘I don’t know, this is crazy,’ why truly do we think that Donald Trump is antagonizing the intelligence community?” she asked.
Her guest, New York Times writer Frank Bruni, responded that Trump was worried that evidence of Russian hacking might be used to delegitimize his 2016 victory. “Nobody has said we are going to take the presidency away from you, so is this about thin-skinned narcissism?” asked Ruhle.
“He won the election, whether he won it in a cheap way or whether he won it with honor,” she continued. “He won it.”
“I think it’s about thin-skinned narcissism, I think that’s a very nice way to put it,” responded her other guest, Vanity Fair contributor William Cohen. Cohen argued that Trump’s tweets were so reckless, “Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, should shut him down and not let him use Twitter.”
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