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The question on the lips of many now is: “Why is President Trump so obsessed with the number of people who supposedly attended his inauguration?”
I believe that the explanation is quite simple. I’ll need to provide some background first.
Ever read his ‘tweets’? Good Lord he is supposed to be a grown man with awesome power and responsibilities and here he is ‘tweeting’ to his groupies like some adolescent or Rock Star. Perhaps a periodic deviation from reality?? He shows more concern about the number of followers he has than how he is going to provide health care to millions. Great message to our kids.
But he’s like a cash cow to news organizations. He received more attention and TV time than most of the other candidates combined and that includes Hillary Clinton. So the ‘love affair’ with Donald Trump is as much a creation of the media as anything or anyone. Sadly we will never know what Trump would have done if NO ONE reported on his antics or wild statements knowing that the majority of those statements were lies based on no creditable or factual information. It seemed not to matter after a while.
So let us consider some observable facts:
(Psychology Today suggests that “Psychopathy and Sociopathy are terms with an intertwined clinical history, and they are now largely used interchangeably. The DSM excludes both, in favor of the term antisocial personality disorder).” Some characteristics would be:
-superficial charm and good intelligence
-unreliability; untruthfulness and insincerity
-lack of remorse and shame
-sex life likely impersonal, trivial and poorly integrated
-specific loss of insight–he has lied to the public so many times it must be difficult keeping them all separate.
-pathological egocentricity–he is the center of his universe
-secretive, paranoid, authoritarian
-only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
-irresponsibility-does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed. He must be the most ‘misunderstood’ man on the planet. He NEVER gets it wrong.
-shallow emotions-outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises. eg. the great wall of Mexico.
A quick summary of things that fit the ‘profile’:
-this is a man who has bragged about his ‘conquests’ of many women and how he likes to grope them hoping that the public will believe and be in awe of his sexual prowess. He has talked openly about his penis like he was discussing tomorrows’ weather forecast. Where is the feminist movement when they are needed. Oh yeah they showed up the other day about year late.
-he has mocked disabled folks, slammed Blacks and Latinos and disparaged most other immigrant groups with no concerns about social circumstances. He will say or do anything with no concern about validity or accuracy or facts.
-he openly stated that he knows more than the generals about ISIS and that he and he alone can fix the problems of the world. He doesn’t need anybody’s help to do that. He is the great ‘I am.’
-obsessed by power–‘You’re fired’
-pathological lying-has no problem lying coolly and easily. It is almost impossible for him to be truthful on a consistent basis. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
-it is inconceivable to him that Hillary could be more popular than he is and so he is dedicated to create a story or offer ‘alternate facts’ in order to prove that she is not more popular than he is-that he got more of the popular vote or the theory about illegal voters. His paranoia was evident. He will lie (even when everyone knows he is lying), deflect, misrepresent and defame any opposition to what he wants or stand for. Destroy the messenger and you destroy his/her message.
-he turned on his friends and colleagues to march through the primaries and the debates. He never offered up any substantial ideas-he didn’t have any. Because he had no original thoughts he trashed everybody elses.’ He attacked their reputations and credibility. That’s what bullies do.
Is he smart? I suppose he is but not in a way that could be considered good. Someone always seems to pay a price for knowing him. He uses people and when they can be of no further use he blows them off.
Yup-I sure want a guy like this running the show for me. One of the symptoms of those who suffer from an anti-social personality disorder is the ease by which they can justify their actions and their behaviours. Is he getting some things done–yes. Does he care about how the majority are affected–no. Good luck America-you’ll need it.
Anyways, that’s how I see things.
All the best–Jim
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