President Trump boasted up his adviser Gina Loudon, and her new book after the document falsely suggested that she has a Ph.D. in psychology.
“Gina is Great!” the president tweeted out on Friday morning.
The sleeve of her controversial new book claims that she possesses two masters’ degrees “as well as a Ph.D. in psychology.”
However, Loudon does not have a license to practice psychology.
The publishing company, Regnery, informed the outlet that they were responsible for the false statements on the book jacket, which includes reference to Loudon as “America’s favorite psychological expert.”
“The jacket copy was written by Regnery, not Gina,” Alyssa Cordova, senior director of publicity at Regnery Publishing, stated in an email to The Daily Beast. “As Human and Organizational Systems is a 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.”
Gina is Great! https://t.co/TyLQ2W42y5
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
Kayleigh McEnany, a national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, recently posted an Amazon link to purchase Loudon’s book on Thursday.
“Hope you’ll check out my friend @RealDrGina’s new book,” McEnany wrote. “Keep up the great work you do for the @realDonaldTrump movement, Gina!!!”
Trump retweeted McEnany’s post on Tuesday night as well as praised Loudon.
Loudon made an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show this past week to boast about her new book, suggesting that the recent New York Times op-ed written by an alleged senior official is a clear example of “Trump derangement syndrome.”
“But 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 ever occupy the White House,” she explained.
Here’s how Americans reacted:
Of course you'd praise a woman who LIES about having a PhD in psychology and being “America’s favorite psychological expert.” I mean you lie about being sane so it makes sense.
— Jennifer Malinchalk 🌊 (@jennmalinchalk) September 14, 2018
Gina is a fake Dr
— Dee'Challa 🇺🇸🖖 (@Dee_Marketing) September 14, 2018
A bad book by a fake Dr. pic.twitter.com/K9jEE88Y8O
— Gregory Fox (@gfox11613) September 14, 2018
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