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Counterterrorism Expert Slams 'Narcissist' Donald Trump


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- Mary Papenfuss | HuffPost

A former counterterrorism official at both the CIA and FBI has again slammed President Donald Trump, this time for being an unredeemable “narcissist.”

Philip Mudd, now a counterterrorism analyst on CNN, said it was “disgusting” that Trump stood in front of a memorial wall honoring CIA heroes in January and complained about media reports of a mediocre inauguration crowd.

“We saw this within 24 hours of his inauguration,” Mudd said Thursday on CNN. “He doesn’t represent 320 million Americans, he represents one. And that’s Donald Trump.”

And Mudd lashed Trump for a speech he delivered this week to the graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy, in which the president said he was doing a “tremendous job.”

“He should be offering a vision of the future,” Mudd said. “What does he talk about? The sissy-in-chief talks about how tough it is to be president because the media comes after him.”

Mudd has been a frequent harsh critic of Trump. He attacked him twice on CNN last week, first calling the president a “coward” for firing James Comey from his post as FBI director. Two days later, Mudd criticized the president again by saying, “You feel like you’ve got to give the president of the United States a pacifier and a rattle and put him in the crib.”

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