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10/24/2016 11:54 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Trump: Narcissist Or Sociopath

Trump: Narcissist or Sociopath, That is the Question
One Act
by Elizabeth Sobieski

Characters:
Lovely NASTY WOMAN #1
EUROPEAN BANKER, Husband of Lovely Nasty Woman #1
Lovely NASTY WOMAN #2
SILENT PARTNER of Nasty Woman #2

Setting:
A chic Greek Restaurant (in any city with an educated populace). Two adjacent white tablecloth-covered square tables are laden with a wide assortment of mezethes.

NASTY WOMAN #1
(toasting her husband with a glass of red wine)
Thank heavens you are back! I so need a distraction from this constant Trumpery!

EUROPEAN BANKER
In Athens, Paris, and London, the moment they heard I live in the United States, he's all they could talk about. It became rather tiring.

NASTY WOMAN #1, sipping red wine while nibbling on moussaka
(sotto voce to husband)
He's a malignant narcissist!

NASTY WOMAN #2 is seated at an adjacent table.
(She overhears and interrupts the couple.)
How do you know he is not a full-fledged sociopath?

NASTY WOMAN #1
I'm a therapist! He's too stupid to be a sociopath!

EUROPEAN BANKER
I didn't know sociopaths had to be smart.

NASTY WOMAN #1
Well, I guess they don't have to be, but they generally are.

NASTY WOMAN #2
He reminds me of Jerry Springer, if Jerry Springer ran for President. A tacky TV guy.

NASTY WOMAN #1
Jerry Springer would actually be better. At least he's experienced. He was, after all, the mayor of Cincinnati. And he has a law degree.

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