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After watching my usual MSNBC shows while at the same time reading dozens of articles on progressive websites I’ve had these thoughts.
Starting out with Chris Mathews I saw him talk about what a good meeting Trump had with President Obama.
Boy, was he taken in, hook, line, and sinker.
By the time Lawrence O’Donnell came on the two Tweets coming minutes apart were posted by Trump. Thankfully, the contrast between the two didn’t go unnoticed.
What got to me the most was that any fleeting personal delusional normalization of Trump fleeting thought I had about Trump was extinguished with his Tweets. Trust me, I never really believe he could become presidential.
It was wishful thinking.
The graphic I made this morning still holds true.
It’s that bad.
We must guard against wishful thinking. We can’t normalize this president.
The Tweet about the large protests against him around the country woke me up from by momentary revery.
Trump demonstrated the Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde personality splitting which I wrote about this in my rather psychologically dense morning story in Dr. Trump and Mr. Hyde in two successive Tweets only nine minutes apart.
Michael Medved just said on Lawrence O’Donnell that he thinks Donald Trump is really trying to be presidential. That is wishful thinking. But then he isn’t a psychotherapist. He doesn’t know as my colleagues and I do that the psychopathology of Donald Trump does not change. He is a malignant narcissist, which means among all the characteristics of those with this personality disorder, he lack a capacity for empathy and is incapable of introspection.
Most narcissists aren’t pathological liars, or bullies, or misogynists, or hedonists, or prone to believing conspiracy theories. Certainly most narcissists can be said to lack intellectual curiosity, something that alone should disqualify him to be president. However, one of these characteristics make him as potentially dangerous as his impulsiveness in combination with his having something of split Jekyll and Hyde personality.
He first Tweeted “A fantastic day in D.C. Met with President Obama for first time. Really good meeting. great chemistry. Melania liked Mrs. O a lot! Normal amiable Dr. Trump. Then Mr. Hyde takes over and writes, first bragging (albeit mildly for him): “Just had a very open and presidential election.” But he couldn’t leave it at that: “Now professional protestors, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair.”
A bit less than half the country clearly have elected a president with the split personalty made
famous by Robert Louis Stevenson in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
Sharing best comments so far:
Not Jekyll Hyde at all.
Obama’s nice to me — good
Protests mean to me — bad
It’s raining outside.
I stopped and talked to a co-worker Tuesday morning because I was freaked out. The poll trends here in Michigan were ominous. There were some that were only a point apart. The undecideds were in the double digits. I’m an engineer, I know how these things tend to break, there tends to be an inertia that can build in the body politic, it doesn’t feel right. He assured me don’t worry, Hillary is going to win. He told me he voted for Jill Stein but Hillary was going to win. Trump would be a disaster, the country will never elect Trump. I went a talked with him earlier, he was dismayed but then said, “well, is it really going to be that bad.” So, if Trump is Jekyl and Hyde, then many of our supporters are split personalities in ways we can’t understand. Look, I simply don’t know how “bad” Trump will be. I do know that I was very uncomfortable with Bush, and Bush made some terrible, terrible decisions. Reagan put in place many policies that led to the current corroded state of our economy. The people suffering from Reagan’s and Bush’s decisions just voted for Trump. So, we have alot of people with issues to work through in this country. I agree with you that Trump’s dark side seems to be uncontrollable and worse yet, unpredictable. That’s the disconcerting part.
Well, with him, Twitter is like a wireline to the brain stem.
Trump is the mad hatter. His opinions change like hats. They change like hats. We now have the Tweet Doctrine.