Ty Cobb, a former White House lawyer who served as particular counsel to Donald Trump in 2017 and 2018, known as the disgraced former president “a deeply wounded narcissist” in an interview with CBS News reporter Major Garrett on the “Takeout” podcast.
“My personal view is that it’s less a character issue than a personality defect,” Cobb advised Garrett. “I believe former President Trump to be a deeply wounded narcissist, and he is often incapable of acting other than in his perceived self-interest, or for revenge.”
Cobb advised Garrett that narcissism and revenge had been “the two compelling instincts that guide his actions” and inherently prevented Trump from admitting he misplaced the 2020 election — and from listening to his personal advisers.
“Sadly, I think he’s gone through some talented advisers, good advisers, chewed ’em up, and is working with way too many people who tell him what he wants to hear,” Cobb advised Garrett.
The former White House legal professional mentioned “abject narcissism” saved Trump from believing his former Attorney General William Barr, in addition to the Justice Department solely, who repeatedly advised Trump that widespread voter fraud wasn’t accountable for his loss to Joe Biden in 2020.
Cobb recently told NBC News that Trump has been cashing in on that “big lie,” which “has brought him millions in donations, which some evidence suggests may have been mishandled.” He additionally bemoaned what number of Republican officers proceed to propagate Trump’s lie.
“I think it is so tragic,” Cobb advised Garrett. “I criticized the current administration modestly earlier by saying they have no interest in healing — Trump has no interest in healing, either. I don’t think, sadly, that the future of America is enhanced by either position.”
Cobb added that the “Justice Department has signaled that they intend to prosecute” Trump “no matter what.” While many pundits imagine Trump’s unlawful mishandling of labeled paperwork will spur expenses, Cobb is assured his downfall will come elsewhere.
“I think the president is in serious legal water not so much because of the search, but because of the obstructive activity he took in connection with the January 6 proceeding and the attempts to interfere in the election count,” Cobb advised Garrett.