“Everybody wants it badly, as you can imagine. A lot of people want the job — it’s a great job. It’s great because it’s a lot of fun to work with Donald Trump. It’s very easy actually to work with me. You know why it’s easy? Because I make all the decisions. They don’t have to work.” – Donald Trump talking about, what else, Donald Trump and the National Security Adviser job 9-12-19
This certainly won’t come as a big surprise but Donald Trump loves him some Donald Trump. In fact, Donald Trump’s favorite topic in the whole wide world is, you guessed it, Donald Trump. And why not, in Donald Trumps’ mind we should all aspire to be him, smart, successful, good looking, orange…..yes, Donald Trump, at least according to Donald Trump, is the gold standard in the human race as are three of his five children. He can’t remember the names of his other two children but if he could they would probably be the gold standard too.
Illeism is the act of referring to oneself in the third person instead of the first person. As you would imagine, Psychiatrists and Psychologist don’t think Illeism is a stable trait in individuals. Many believe Illeism signals a number of personality quirks in a person, none of them good: A stunted intellect, the presence of psychotic personality disorders, and rampant egoism. What do you think, sound like anyone we know?
Despite this diagnoses when I read The Donald’s statement above I see something else, something much more terrifying, delusion. This narcissistic blowhard is convinced that people are lining up outside the doors of the White House to come work “For” not “With” him. The question I have is does he really believe this shit or is someone like Kellyanne Conway telling him it’s true? Worst of all, Trump is attempting to convince the rest of the world of this delusional fact. It’s simply not true, not even close and the numbers prove it. But here’s the thing, we are no longer dealing with truths just fantasy, the fantasies Trump creates under that dead squirrel he calls hair, and his base and the Republicans live, die and defend these fantasies every single day.
There is little doubt in my mind that Trump is mentally ill. I don’t think he was mentally fit when he was elected and after three years of watching him, listening to him, and reading the asinine shit he writes I believe his mental state has deteriorated dramatically. So why do all of these white people and fat cat Republicans still support this mad man? What do they see, what do they believe that 60% of us don’t? Is being old, fat, rich, orange and Republican simply enough for them? Looks like it.
“Power not only corrupts but also magnifies existing psychopathologies, even as it creates new ones. Fostered by the flattery of underlings and the chants of crowds, a political leader’s grandiosity may morph into grotesque delusions of grandeur. Sociopathic traits may be amplified as the leader discovers that he can violate the norms of civil society and even commit crimes with impunity. And the leader who rules through fear, lies, and betrayal may become increasingly isolated and paranoid, as the loyalty of even his closest confidants must forever be suspect.” –