It's uncanny that the best source of damaging information about Donald Trump is frequently Donald Trump. He never seems the least bit hesitant to engage in rhetoric that others would find offensive, and his psychoses are so ingrained that he is either unaware when he is validating them or, considering his inflated ego, he's downright proud of them.
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This tendency by Trump to put his own deficiencies on display has manifested itself in heinous outbursts that reveal his racism, his misogyny, his corruption, his megalomania, his seething hatred for anyone or anything that isn't unwaveringly worshipful, his aspirations for tyrannical power, and his admiration of tyrants who wield it.
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Case in point: Early Monday morning (about 1:00 AM) Trump was wide-eyed and raging over excerpts from the new book by Liz Cheney, "Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning." The particular excerpt that was keeping Trump awake was one where Cheney recounted how Trump's people sought Kevin McCarthy's help after the January 6th insurrection and coup attempt that Trump incited because “They’re really worried. Trump’s not eating, so they asked me to come see him. [...] he’s really depressed,"
Let's set aside how preposterous McCarthy's story is. Why would Team Trump seek McCarthy as a comforting influence so soon after he condemned Trump for inciting the storming of the Capitol? Not to mention the absurdity of any such event diminishing Trump's ravenous appetite. He was probably scarfing down KFC when he posted the following attack on Cheney on his failing social media scam, Truth Social...
"Crazy Liz Cheney, who suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome at a level rarely seen before, writes in her boring new book that Keven McCarthy said he came to Mar-a-Lago after the RIGGED election because, 'the former president was depressed and not eating.' That statement is not true. I was not depressed, I WAS ANGRY, and it was not that I was not eating, it was that I was eating too much."
There's a lot to unpack in that spiel. Starting with the fact that Trump couldn't possibly know whether Cheney's book was boring because he surely didn't read it. He also misspelled Kevin McCarthy's name, twice. And he seems incapable of making any statement without including a reference to the "RIGGED" election that wasn't rigged.
However, the most ludicrous part of Trump's tantrum was his denial of the account as reported by Cheney. In the process of refuting the allegation that he was depressed and not eating, Trump confessed instead that he was "ANGRY" and "was eating too much." How is that better? While it is more more believable that Trump was grouchy and gluttonous, than that he was glum and glutted, he is still affirming that he had a psychotic reaction to the events that took place on January 6th, and the days that followed.
Trump could be diagnosed as suffering from a combination of Explosive Anger and Binge Eating Disorders. So a visit with "Doctor" McCarthy was in order to stabilize him. Apparently it didn't work, because Trump remained irrationally upset, and still does to this day. That might explain his subsequent post wherein he lashed out at Robert De Niro, calling him "a 'mental midget' whose mind is shot, and whose life is a total train wreck [and] can’t put two sentences together." Funny, that sounds more like Trump himself. Projection?
Trump's fury over what Cheney said isn't likely to subside any time soon. Especially if she continues giving interviews like the one she gave on NBC's "Today Show" on Monday morning wherein Cheney gave a chilling warning about the prospect of a second Trump term and his yearning to be president-for-life. It's something that Trump will surely remember for a long time. And so should all Americans who love their country.