President Trump offered praise for his adviser Gina Loudon and her new book called “Mad Politics: Keeping Your Sanity in a World Gone Crazy,” which falsely claimed that she has a Ph.D. in psychology.
“Gina is Great!” the president tweeted early Friday.
Gina is Great! https://t.co/TyLQ2W42y5
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
London’s book claims to use science and psychological theory to explain why Trump is the “most sound-minded” president, The Daily Beast reported Thursday.
Loudon, a Republican commentator and author, has a Ph.D in “human and organization systems” from an online school called Fielding Graduate University.
The Daily Beast found that the course is not a psychology degree nor does it provide Loudon with a license to practice psychology.
The jacket of her new book claims that she has two masters’ degrees “as well as a Ph.D in psychology.”
The publishing company, Regnery, told The Daily Beast that they were responsible for making the misleading statements on the book jacket, including referring to Loudon as “America’s favorite psychological expert.”
“The jacket copy was written by Regnery, not Gina,” said Alyssa Cordova, senior director of publicity at Regnery Publishing. “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.”