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Armchair psychologists—and some actual clinicians—have accused President Donald Trump of several psychological conditions ever since he came to national attention in the 1980s. The most common accusation concerns Narcissistic Personality Disorder, but now people say Trump has a messiah or messianic complex.

A messiah complex is a term from psychology. It is closely associated with grandiosity, megalomania and delusional disorder: grandiose type.

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