Republican pundit Gina Loudon, whose new book supposedly uses science to prove Donald Trump is the ‘most sound-minded’ president in history, has been accused of falsely claiming to have a degree in psychology
Donald Trump has endorsed a new book describing him as the ‘most sound-minded’ president in history – written by a woman who falsely claims to have a psychology degree.
Republican pundit Gina Loudon – a member of Trump’s 2020 campaign media advisory board who calls herself Dr Gina – supposedly uses science and psychology to back up her arguments in support of the president despite not actually having any formal training in those fields.
The theories employed by Loudon in the new book, Mad Politics: Keeping Your Sanity in a World Gone Crazy, have been widely discredited by licensed psychology experts, according to the Daily Beast.
Despite backlash about the book and its author, Trump this week retweeted a post promoting Mad Politics, writing: ‘Gina is great!’
Trump endorsed Loudon’s book by retweeting an advertisement about the book this week
Loudon, a member of Trump’s 2020 campaign media advisory board who calls herself Dr Gina, is shown above embracing the president
Loudon reportedly has a degree in ‘human organizations systems’ from online school Fielding Graduate University, which is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
Her LinkedIn page says the author has a PhD in ‘human development’, but that claim has not been corroborated. Her website also says she has a PhD but does not specify in which field.
Previously a frequent guest on the Fox News channel, Loudon stopped by Sean Hannity’s show earlier this month to advertise her new book while simultaneously slamming what has been referred to as ‘Trump derangement syndrome’.
‘My book 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 every occupy the White House,’ she said on Hannity.
The theories employed by Loudon’s new book about the president – pictured this week in the White House – have been widely discredited by licensed psychology experts
The host quickly responded: ‘Literally, liberals’ heads are going to explode at what you just said.’
Loudon went on to say: ‘That’s the fun part of the madness is just watching them go crazy over the fact that he’s really pretty unfazed by them, and I believe that. And I know him.’
The foreword to Mad Politics is also written by Hannity, who calls Loudon ‘America’s favorite psychology expert’.
The company that published Mad Politics said it plans to update the cover sleeve and marketing materials after news of Loudon’s lack of official credentials broke this week.
‘The jacket copy was written by Regnery, not Gina,’ Alyssa Cordova, senior director of publicity at Regnery Publishing, told Daily Beast.
‘As Human and Organizational Systems is field of psychology, we simplified that simply as ‘psychology.’ We will be updating with the specific degree description on future printings and online marketing copy to avoid further confusion.’
The Republican pundit appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News to talk about Mad Politics: Keeping Your Sanity in a World Gone Crazy