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Fox News Found Someone to Explain How Totally Stable & Healthy Donald Trump Is—With Science!

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Donald Trump has described himself as a “very stable genius,” although the number of people that might agree with him on that is forever shrinking. In his new book, legendary journalist Bob Woodward says Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly has referred to him as “unhinged” and “an idiot.

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That terrible anonymous New York Times op-ed out yesterday described his behavior as “erratic,” leading to “half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions.” Those are just two of the most recent examples. White House sources have frequently described Trump’s erratic and unstable behavior to the press. Psychologists and even casual news consumers alike have long speculated on the mental health of the president.

Sean Hannity, though, has found at least one person who still believes that stable genius line, and has “science and real data” to back it up.

Gina Loudon went on Hannity’s show to promote her new book–for which Hannity wrote the forward–which she says “actually uses science and real data and true psychological theory to explain why it is quite possible that this president is the most sound-minded person to ever occupy the White House.”

Or, less eloquently:

If you’re wondering if Loudon is qualified to make such a statement, she’s not. She has a PhD in industrial (not clinical) psychology. She’s a certified but non-practicing hypnotherapist. She describes herself as a “policologist,” a Google search for which leads back only to articles written by Loudon.

She’s also a founding Breitbart writer, former reality TV star (doing a stint on Wife Swap a few years ago), and a Fox News contributor. She’s a member of Trump’s Media Advisory Board and appears to have a close enough relationship with him that offering any sort of diagnosis is not just outside of her expertise, but super unethical.

Just in case you still weren’t sure if Loudon had opinions worth paying attention to, there’s this:

Loudon and Hannity both said liberals’ heads were “literally” going to explode over her statement. I think they’re overestimating the impact of this level of inanity. Unless severe eye rolls can lead to explosion, I think our heads are fine.

(via HuffPost, image: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Vivian Kane
Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.

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