Here’s one quote from Politico (“Trump goes off on Clinton’s email, Obama’s plane, Saddam Hussein, and just about everything else”) that strikes me as yet another example not only of Trump’s narcissism; but of his vanity, braggadocio, and hedonism. Perhaps, to be compassionate, it may be indicative of what Conor Friedersdorf wrote about in The Atlantic:
The Unnerving Insecurities of Donald Trump
The Republican front-runner claims he “had no choice” but to publicly discuss his anatomical endowments.
Why can’t the candidate just be a garden variety narcissistic personality? In an article describing the speech where Trump got a lot of negative media attention for praising Saddam Hussein he also dropped in a few morsels of psychopathology:
Other topics explored included: Obama’s carbon footprint for flying in an “old” plane (Air Force One), Trump’s ability to phone into television shows, Obama’s golf schedule and proof that Trump did indeed have real hair.
What struck me first was his called Air Force One an “old plane.” The two highly customized Boeing 747’s used as presidential planes are going to be replaced with newer planes. No doubt Trump envisions implementing that into his first 100 day plan, even before starting construction on his decidedly unglamorous wall.
Trump’s “little” Boeing 757 — you know, the one fitted with gold plated fixtures and seat belt buckles — is 25 years old, about the same age as the Air Force One 747’s. Upgraded passenger planes in service for 20 years aren’t considered old by airline standards. However the new planes are much more energy efficient.
While the plane called by some “ Trump Force One,” is fitting for a mere low level hedonistic billionaire, it hardly compares to the genuine Air Force One.
Here’s a look at Trump’s plane.
And of course, the amazing Air Force One.
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