Gina Loudon

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Gina Loudon
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Gina Loudon
Born
Gina Gentry

ResidencePalm Beach, Florida, US
NationalityAmerican
OccupationAuthor
Commentator
Political partyRepublican Party
Spouse(s)John William Loudon
Children5

Gina Loudon, known as Dr. Gina, is a conservative media personality.[1] She is on the Trump campaign's media advisory board, is the co-chair of Women for Trump 2020,[2][3] a member at Mar-a-Lago, and the current face of Citizen Voters Inc.[4]

She has asserted that scientific evidence shows President Trump to be "the most sound-minded person to ever occupy the White House."[5][6][1] In 2018, The Daily Beast reported that Loudon's book falsely described her as having a PhD in psychology; she has a PhD in human and organization systems from Fielding Graduate University, an online school.[1] On Oct. 8, Loudon filed a libel suit against The Daily Beast in New York County Supreme Court.[3]

Biography[edit]

Controversy[edit]

The Daily Beast reported that Loudon's book falsely claimed that she has a PhD in psychology.[1] Loudon does have a PhD in “human and organization systems” from Fielding Graduate Institute (now the Fielding Graduate University), an online school.[1] A personal assistant for Loudon responded to the reports, saying that Loudon's PhD was in the field of psychology.[6] The publishing company, Regnery, told the outlet that they were responsible for several misleading statements about Loudon's qualifications, including referring to her as "America’s favorite psychological expert".[1] On Oct. 8, Loudon filed a libel suit against The Daily Beast in New York County Supreme Court, arguing that Loudon's "entire education is grounded in the field of psychology."[3]

Radio and TV career[edit]

Loudon hosted a radio talk show on KJSL[7] in St. Louis, Missouri, and WYDE-FM[8] in Alabama. She also hosted a television show called America Trends on the Youtoo America TV Channel that aired on Time Warner Cable and Comcast.[8]

Appearance on Wife Swap[edit]

Loudon and her husband, former Missouri state senator John William Loudon, appeared on the show Wife Swap when they swapped with a polyamorous and bisexual family. Loudon was the first wife to ever walk off of the set.[9][10]

Politics[edit]

In her 2018 book Mad Politics: Keeping Your Sanity in a World Gone Crazy, Loudon asserted that she has a scientific evidence showing Trump to be "the most sound-minded person to ever occupy the White House."[5][1][11] Loudon has neither a psychology degree nor a license to practice clinical psychology.[1][6] Trump endorsed her book in September 2018, tweeting "Gina is Great!" At the time, the book was ranked No. 436,949 in Amazon’s bestsellers rank.[6] Shortly afterwards, the book ranking jumped to 2,590.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Loudon met her husband while she was attending William Woods University.[citation needed] They married in 1990 at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, his alma mater.[citation needed] Loudon and her husband are Presbyterian.[citation needed] [8] The Loudon family have five children, one they adopted who has Down Syndrome, and currently reside in Palm Beach, Florida.[citation needed]

She gave the commencement address at her alma mater, William Woods University, in 2015.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Basu, Tanya (2018-09-13). "Trump Adviser Gina Loudon's Book Claims She Has a Ph.D. in Psychology. She Doesn't". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Women for Trump". Women for Trump. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Trump Backer, Author Sues Daily Beast After Article Questioned Her Professional Credentials".
  4. ^ Gardner, Amy (July 22, 2019). "Secret donors and Trump allies: Inside the operation to push noncitizen voting laws in Florida and other states". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Hannity guest: "Science" and "true psychological theory" show Trump is "most sound-minded" president ever". Media Matters for America. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d Timothy Bella (14 September 2018). "'Gina is Great': Trump endorses book declaring him possibly the 'most sound-minded' president ever". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 July 2019. As Hurricane Florence barreled closer toward the Carolinas Thursday, President Trump had time to endorse a book by a booster who called him the “most sound-minded” president ever.
  7. ^ Staff (2011). "Dr. Gina Loudon". KJSL TruthTalk. Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  8. ^ a b c Staff. "Gina Loudon – Biography". IMDb. Amazon. Archived from the original on 22 September 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  9. ^ "Celebrity Wife Swap RECAP 3/28/13: Gina Loudon and Angela Envy Swap Lives | Celeb Dirty Laundry". www.celebdirtylaundry.com. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  10. ^ Nicky Woolf; Julia Carrie Wong (11 May 2016). "Reality stars and xenophobes: Trump's California delegates mirror their maker". The Guardian. The family-values conservative switched spouses with a polyamorous part-time wrestler, and in the ensuing weeks Gina was thrown out of the house for her "didactic judgmentalism", and John grew concerned that "dark forces" had invaded his home, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
  11. ^ Smith, David (2019-05-24). "Praise be: how cycle of sycophancy boosts books about Trump". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  12. ^ Staff (14 September 2018). Mad Politics: Keeping Your Sanity in a World Gone Crazy – Hardcover. ISBN 978-1621578031.
  13. ^ "William Woods News » 'Dr. Gina' to be WWU commencement speaker". news.williamwoods.edu. 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2017-03-16.

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