I know narcissists, I know first hand the damage they cause and the ensuing chaos and turmoil they create. It’s their nature to do so, there is nothing else you can do but run for the hills - get out of their and NEVER look back!
But what do you do when a country as big and ‘powerful’ as America elects a narcissist as their leader? What can you do when every single insufferable delusion is paraded on the news 24/7?
Mary Trump, niece to the narcissist, is also a clinical psychologist and the author of the forthcoming "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man."
“Lying, cheating and hiding one's true feelings were all rewarded in the Trump household, Mary Trump writes, and as a result of this, these behaviours are all fundamental parts of President Trump's personality.
For her uncle, "lying was primarily a mode of self-aggrandisement meant to convince other people he was better than he actually was," writes Mary Trump.”
Then there’s another aspect of this deeply dangerous individual, his obsession with Abraham Lincoln and his constant comparing himself to him. Do you remember the Omen trilogy where is charted the story of the ‘Anti-Christ’ from birth and to - ahem - politics. Well, taking all the religious parallels away from this, Trump is the ‘Anti-Lincoln’!
I could (and many have) written vast amounts on exactly why Trump is NOTHING like Lincoln, but lets take a look at some of the differences anyway.
Lincoln was a poor man's son, a self-made man known for his personal modesty, political moderation and moral courage.
Trump is a rich man's son bankrolled and bailed out by his sociopath father.
Not even defenders would describe Trump as modest -- he's always been obsessed with self-promotion at the expense of substance.
In politics, Trump is the opposite of moderate. He is a demagogue who demonises his opponents and tries to divide the country for political gain, increasingly along racial lines.
Lincoln asked the Americans to rise "far above personal and partisan politics ... in this time of national peril." Trump couldn't even stop himself from making a pandemic response hyper-partisan.
When it comes to moral courage, Trump is MIA. He filters all decisions through the prism of self-interest and ego. Trump is full of bluster, but he's quick to fold in the face of someone he fears is stronger than he is (looking at you, Vladimir Putin).
In contrast, Lincoln spoke out against injustice, ended slavery and signed an act to encourage new immigrants.
Trump is quick to attack the weak (Famously mocking disabled people during one of his vile rallies) and slams the door on new immigrants -- including refugees -- seeing them as a source of weakness rather than a source of strength.
Even Lincoln's enemies admitted he was honest. It was a core quality that could not be credibly denied: "He was wise and he was honest," Jefferson Davis said toward the end of his life. Trump, on the contrary, has set a land-speed record for lies, with The Washington Post's running total of 19,127 lies in just over 1,200 days in office, as of June 1. Trump reflexively attacks anyone he perceives as critical.
But Lincoln did not demonise people he disagreed with -- instead, he tried to empathise with his enemies as a means of reasoning with them. In the midst of a civil war, Lincoln instructed his ambassadors to "indulge in no expressions of harshness or disrespect or even impatience concerning the seceding states." Even in private, he did not attack Jefferson Davis and Gen. Robert E. Lee in personal terms, preferring to call them "Jeffey D" and "Bobby Lee." And these were people who were literally trying to kill him.
Most of all, even in the midst of a civil war, Lincoln believed that there was more that united his fellow citizens than divided them as Americans and he was guided by the Golden Rule -- treat others as you would like to be treated. That simple wisdom flowed through all his decisions. Lincoln's core asset was character.
"Of all the men I ever met,”General William Tecumseh Sherman said, "he seemed to possess more of the elements of greatness, combined with goodness, than any other."
Lets be honest here, if Trump had lived at the same time as Lincoln he would firmly have been waving the Confederate flag - Trump has stated that the confederate flag is a proud symbol of the South - General Lee would be proud of you Donald!
“War broke out in April 1861 when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina just over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as the President of the United States. ... They faced secessionists of the Confederate States in the South, who advocated for states' rights to uphold slavery.”
While it is true that Lincoln was a ‘Republican’, the Republican party back then has far more similarities to the Democrats in the current age. Trump's hard-core supporters may laud their man's greatness, it's hard to imagine anyone (with a working brain) genuinely describing him as a good man. That's never been part of his sales pitch. Donald Trump is a one stop shop for all your personality defects.
His constant referral to the COVID-19 virus as the ‘China virus’, ‘Kung-flu’ or some other equally racist derivative is grating and very indicative of the sort of person he is and where his head is at
Sure, the origins of the pandemic trace back to Wuhan and there should be full transparency, disclosure and investigation into how this occurred and the subsequent cover-up within China around the end of 2019.
But is China responsible for the millions of infections and nearly a quarter of a million deaths in the U.S.A?
The answer to that question is a resounding NO! The responsibility for the wildfire infection rate and the catastrophic death toll (as well as the economic toll) lies squarely at the feet of the Trump administration. Thats the long and short of it. Like any Narcissist he flat out refuses to take any responsibility for the ills facing his country and proclaims himself the victim and projects ALL the responsibility to another country. Wake up!
China, for all it’s faults, are NOT the ones responsible for the abysmal handling of the pandemic within the U.S. Each and every death is blood on the hands of the Trump administration, each and every infection is as a result of the U.S. governments constant mishandling and complacency where this virus is concerned.
Further to this, add his down right insulting response to having gotten the virus. He claims to have been educated from having it (what, no ingesting bleach Donald?) But I can tell you from experience that you can NEVER tell a narcissist something they have no interest in hearing. Dunce Donald’s education gets an F- from me. It’s not just my assessment of this colossal idiot, lets get the viewpoint of his estranged niece
Mary Trump levels especially sharp criticism at her uncle's handling of the global coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected almost 3 million Americans and claimed the lives of nearly 130,000.
According to his niece, Trump was unable to acknowledge the threat of the coronavirus pandemic early this year because "in Donald's mind, even acknowledging an inevitable threat would indicate weakness.”
She adds: "Taking responsibility would open him up to blame. Being a hero — being good — is impossible for him.”
The past six months of the pandemic, says Mary Trump, have revealed the president to be a "petty, pathetic little man — ignorant, incapable, out of his depth, and lost in his own delusional spin."
"He'll withhold ventilators or steal supplies from states that have not grovelled sufficiently," she writes, adding: "What Donald thinks is justified retaliation is, in this context, mass murder.”
Trump repeatedly complained this spring about governors he felt had given him insufficient credit for helping their states acquire lifesaving coronavirus supplies.
It’s not even a choice any more. There really is only one way through this. When it comes to the coming election I for one hope that the polls actually have it right this time - whatever you think of Biden he will ALWAYS have one thing to his advantage - He ISN'T Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has continually and perpetually insulted the American people and moreover the entire world. He is the biggest unnatural disaster to ever grace American soil and far from being the ‘best’ president since Lincoln, he will go down in history as being the absolute WORST!
Donald Trump is a joke and punchline is even less funny now than it was four years ago. Seriously, America.