Trump, Time Magazine’s Narcissist of the Millennium

Trump is under fire for his “tone-deaf” visits to El Paso and Dayton, in which he bragged about the size of his crowd and how deeply people respect the Office of the Presidency. And media outlets act surprised that Trump has an “empathy gap”! Anyone who’s watched Trump as a “celebrity” knows that everything is all about him. If he’s anything, Trump is a narcissist motivated by money and driven by ego. This is why the Saudis, the North Koreans, and others find it so easy to manipulate him. They just flatter him.

People say Trump is unpredictable, but is he? It’s really all about him — and it always will be.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/08/politics/trump-el-paso-coverage/index.html

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Yesterday, I caught President Trump’s speech before the CIA.  As he stood before the wall of honor, surrounded by the stars on that wall that represent those who gave their lives for their country, Trump deviated from his prepared comments to boast about how many times he’d appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

Here’s what he said: I HAVE BEEN ON THEIR COVER ABOUT 14 OR 15 TIMES. I THINK WE HAVE THE ALL-TIME RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF TIME MAGAZINE — IF TOM BRADY IS ON THE COVER, IT’S ONE TIME. I’VE BEEN ON 15 TIMES. I THINK THAT’S A RECORD THAT COULD NEVER BE BROKEN.

Really, President Trump?  You’re giving a speech before members of the CIA, and what comes to mind is the number of times your own mug has appeared on a magazine cover? And you’re doing this in front of the CIA’s…

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6 thoughts on “Trump, Time Magazine’s Narcissist of the Millennium

  1. Well first let’s cover the bases. What are the characteristics of a Narcissist:

    grandiose sense of self-importance
    preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
    belief they’re special and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people or institutions
    a deep need for excessive attention and admiration
    sense of entitlement
    interpersonally exploitative behavior
    lack of empathy
    envy of others or a belief that others are envious of them
    demonstration of arrogant and haughty behaviors or attitudes
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    The dictator will not select not the “Best People” in terms of competence. They are selected for their loyalty. The dictator will not select people who have any potential to outshine the dictator. Given the characteristics of a narcissist and loyalty being the number one criteria for selection for a dictator, Pastor Pence was an ideal choice.

    President Agent Orange has had no trouble finding stooges or believers, who look for the Strongman.

    Speaking of Pastor Pence and his delivery of bible thumper’s to President Agent Orange, it is rather amazing to me that women can actually believe the theology of Evangelical Protestantism or Catholicism. They are the steerage class in the ships of religion. Perhaps this is the Stockholm Syndrome at work on a massive scale.

    Stockholm syndrome is a condition which causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors during captivity. The captivity is not physical in terms of religion. The captivity is emotional, social and cultural. Those that try to break this captivity are shunned.

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    1. It’s not easy to escape your upbringing, says this lapsed Catholic.

      Consider too the Mormom Church with its emphasis on having the max number of kids. Men are missionaries and doers, women are stay-at-home moms with lots and lots of kids. And of course all church leaders are male, just like the Catholic church. Funny how when men make the rules, they’re in favor of … men!

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    1. I think of him as Archie Bunker but without Archie’s soul. For Archie really did love Edith in the show, even with all his bloviating and “stifle yourself” comments.

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  2. Henry Luce, owner of Time/Life kinda’ followed his mentor: Randolph Hearst. “Give me the photos & I’ll give you the war!” Sadly, T Roosevelt, later W Wilson, took the bait. Luce was delighted with WW2, the “American Century” according to him. I’d say he was 30% right: by 1975 Japanese & German cars were pouring in, hurting Detroit that never recovered. (Of course I blame auto execs too; who’d rather play golf than kick ass their design/technology personnel into action.) As things got worse, why worry? Luce claims it’s the AMERICAN CENTURY! I’m sure the execs all read Time!
    Time is a joke today. Being on it’s cover so many times should be humiliation.

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