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Does Trump qualify?

The Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines demagogue as “a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.”

According to mental health experts a narcissistic person typically comes across as conceited, boastful or pretentious, looks down on or belittles people perceived as inferior, has trouble handling anything perceived as criticism, has an exaggerated sense of self importance, exaggerates his/her achievements and talents, and expects to be recognized as superior.

Question: Does Donald Trump qualify as a narcissistic demagogue?

William P. Clark, Belleville

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