Monday, July 24, 2017

complexion, coiffure, composure

President Trump’s delusion is “a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact.”

It is all for effect, to deflect blame and distract others from his shortcomings.

Harvard psychoanalyst Lance Dodes thinks, Trump tells two kinds of lies: the ones he tells others to scam them, and those he tells himself. “He lies because of his sociopathic tendencies," Dodes said. "There's also the kind of lying he has that is in a way more serious, that he has a loose grip on reality."

Much has been written about Trump’s narcissistic personality. A leader who is narcissistic is hardly disqualified.

Otto Kernberg, a psychoanalyst specializing in borderline personalities, defined malignant narcissism as having four components: narcissism, paranoia, antisocial personality and sadism. Trump exhibits all four. His narcissism is evident in his “grandiose sense of self-importance … without commensurate achievements.”

Trump sent out a pair of tweets on Sunday saying 1) it is “very sad” Republicans are doing “very little to protect” him — and 2) that the investigation into his campaign’s contacts with Russia is “taking hold.”

It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director, said: “There’s a lot of disinformation out there...”
“Somebody said to me the other day — I don’t want to say who — if the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those emails, you would have never seen it.”

Trump also announced that “all agree” that the president has “the complete power to pardon.”

But Scaramucci insisted on Sunday that the president “isn’t thinking about pardoning” anyone.”

While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017

Scaramucci, who was named communications director Friday, said he plans to meet his staff on Monday to discuss leaks: “Tomorrow, I’m going to be having a meeting with the communications staff and say, ‘Hey, I don’t like these leaks, and so we’re going to stop the leaks. And if we don’t stop the leaks, I’m gonna to stop you. It’s just really that simple.'”

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