GOP Leader Paul Ryan studied Psychopaths in order to deal with Trump: Bob Woodward


Raw Story: New reporting from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa reveals that former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) did extensive research on psychological disorders in preparation for dealing with former President Donald Trump.

Business Insider, which has obtained a copy of Woodward and Costa’s new book “Peril,” reports that the authors claim Ryan was surprised to see Trump win the 2016 presidential election, after which he realized that he would soon have to figure out how to have a productive relationship with the incoming president.

A New York-based Republican donor who also happens to be a doctor reached out to Ryan and warned him that he would “need to understand what narcissistic personality disorder is.”

Ryan was initially surprised that the doctor was saying the incoming president suffered from a psychological disorder, but the doctor sent him more information about the condition, including an email with “thoughts on how to best deal with a person with anti-social personality disorder.”

Ryan subsequently did more research of his own and grew more convinced that Trump really was a pathological narcissist.

This was illustrated in a different passage of Woodward and Costa’s book in which Trump could not understand why he should bother denouncing neo-Nazis who rallied in Charlottesville on the grounds that “these people love me.”

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  1. Ryan is a typical sleazy lying politician. But, even he wasn’t ready for the Orange Blob and his creepy slim that spread rapidly through the GOP. With few exceptions, Trump didn’t want any intelligent GOP veterans around the White House to question his sociopathic behavior. Trump would have thrown Freud off the top of the Capitol before letting anyone expose his mental malignancy. His niece really had him pegged. Sick.

    • Even dopey New Yorkers wouldn’t buy that Trump con although they’ve sucked down a number of others. Ah, but the Orange Blob’s last chance would put the lights back on Broadway with his brand. And that’s his real objective at this stage of his pathetic existence.

  2. The irony is that for millions of Americans, Trump was their ticket to the Rapture. This is why maybe 50 million US Christian Zionists voted for him, not because of his sterling character. He was the one who who find an excuse to attack Iran, which would inevitably involve the Russians in a war that would go nuclear within hours. This would be the apocalyptic conflict that would bring their warrior messiah back to Earth to smite all unbelievers, who are mostly Democrats.

    That this didn’t happen doesn’t mean that it won’t in the future. As Steve Pearce, chairman of the Republican Party in New Mexico, said last December, “[Trump] is our president FOREVER and no one can take that away from us.

    • I know you believe that, Tommy.
      But I just can’t believe there are actually 50 million Americans who long for, and want nuclear annihilation.
      Who counted them?
      Where’s the poll?
      That 50 million number has the taint and stench of another multi-million number.
      The fact that you push it in nearly every comment you post, is a little suspicious to me.
      No offense intented.

    • “50 million Bible-reading Christians and 5 million [Ashkenazim] who all stand with Israel is a marriage made in Heaven.” – Pastor John Hagee

    • Tommy, if John Hagee he said 50 millions, so should not be more than 15-20 millions really…. I’m sure he doubled the number….

    • He also said, “It is time for America to embrace the words of Senator Joseph Lieberman and consider a military preemptive strike against Iran to prevent a nuclear holocaust in Israel and a nuclear attack in America.” This is what Trump and Pompeo were up to right up to January 20th. He’d already killed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and murdered General Soleimani. Guess he just ran out of time…

    • Elvin,
      If I had not lost a Son into these Evangelical Rapture bound Israeli agents I , too, would doubt Tommy’s narative.
      It is true, Elvin.

    • If only all the “Christian-Zionists” would get sucked up into the sky in a manner similar to Barzai (The Other Gods – H.P. Lovecraft).

    • Tommy the problem with US Congress are these Liebermans who jump ship depending on which day of the HaLuah HaIvri it is, and are paid to be in your ear (watch the clip) so the furn policy of the US is shaped up to their likings everyday.

      These people are extreme right even to the right of Hagee and only after money. That’s because Hagee himself is a complete fraud like all religious people, but follows a very narrow path to $$$$.

    • “In 2012, The Economist estimated that “over one-third of Americans, more than 100 M, can be considered evangelical.” (Wikipedia) Of these, about 80% voted for Trump in 2016. That means that Hagee’s 50 million is probably an undercount. Whatever, they are the heart and soul of the ReTrumplican Party. These are the Rapture-me-outta-here folks who long for an attack on Iran that would kick off Armageddon. Trump and Pompeo (Christian Zionist) almost gave it to them. One more horrible 9/11-style false-flag event, this time blamed on Iran, would be the pretext for it, just like 9/11 was the pretext for killing millions of Muslims.

    • Tom. I have seen many middle aged wishy washy Catholics and Protestants go evangelical in recent decades. Why? Because fakers like Hagee offer just enough Bible verse with a full dose of political rant mixed in. And, it’s all against Liberals and non-whites. So it’s been easy to get these renegades to join the flock. Their numbers are mind-bending and they love Trump. He is the cut out image of the modern redeemer. He pulled off this con with minimal effort as the flock was primed and waiting for him.