Chuck Todd Scolds Ex-Obama Official Plouffe For Calling Donald Trump ‘Psychopath’
On NBC News’ Meet the Press Sunday morning, a former top political adviser to President Obama was chided for calling Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a “psychopath.” David Plouffe, who was chief strategist of the Obama 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and a one-time senior White House adviser, earned a rebuke from MTP host Chuck Todd for observing that Trump “meets the clinical definition” of a “psychopath”:
DAVID PLOUFFE: Well, those are two tough states. I think they were uniquely suited to Barack Obama. And I think so when we had that conversation I think the assessment was that Donald Trump would try and do some things to appeal to the middle of the electorate, to appeal to suburban college-educated women. He’s not. I mean, basically, we have a psychopath running for President. I mean, he meets the clinical definition, okay? Hillary Clinton–
CHUCK TODD: Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
DAVID PLOUFFE: Yeah?
CHUCK TODD: Do you really think, diagnosing people on air, I assume you don’t have a degree in Psychology. Is that fair? I mean–
DAVID PLOUFFE: Well–
CHUCK TODD: –we’re jumping to conclusions here, I think this is what gets voters a little frustrated with this campaign.
DAVID PLOUFFE: Well, you know, listen, the grandiose notion of self-worth, pathological lying, lack of empathy and remorse. So I think he does, right, I don’t have a degree in Psychology.
It is also unclear whether Plouffe knows karate, but from his response to Todd, it appears he maintains that he does know ka-razy.
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