Hillary Clin­ton says she knows how to tell what Trump is think­ing

For­mer Sec­re­tary of State and pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hillary Clin­ton said for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump uses the psy­cho­log­i­cal tech­nique of “pro­jec­tion” to deflect from alleged malfea­sance.
Clin­ton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, shared her impres­sions of the 45th pres­i­dent in rela­tion to his indict­ment on four fed­er­al charges with MSNBC week­end host Jen Psa­ki in an inter­view that is set to air on Sun­day.
In the short clip shared by Psa­ki in advance of the full episode, Psa­ki asks Clin­ton whether or not she believed Trump when he said that he’s not like­ly to par­don him­self if found guilty while in office.
“I don’t believe him on any­thing. Why would I start believ­ing him on that?” Clin­ton replied.
Clin­ton then explained that she believes Trump engages in pro­jec­tion and she is “not the only one per­son who’s noticed this” behav­ior.
Psy­chol­o­gy Today describes pro­jec­tion as the process of dis­plac­ing neg­a­tive feel­ings of one­self onto oth­er peo­ple as an avoid­ance or defense mech­a­nism.
“Uncon­scious dis­com­fort can lead peo­ple to attribute unac­cept­able feel­ings or impuls­es to some­one else to avoid con­fronting them,” says Psy­chol­o­gy Today. “Pro­jec­tion allows the dif­fi­cult trait to be addressed with­out the indi­vid­ual ful­ly rec­og­niz­ing it in them­selves.”
“So when­ev­er he accus­es some­body of doing some­thing, it’s almost guar­an­teed he’s doing it him­self, or he’s already done it,” said Clin­ton. “Or when­ev­er he denies think­ing about doing some­thing — or doing it — it’s almost guar …