Sunday, June 4, 2017

Short Simple Analysis of Donald J. Trump at 136 Days: Not a Long Time but Very Critical

Seems to be his ultimate goal no matter what...

Introduction to this Post: I am not a shrink and never even played one on TV as they say, but I am a pretty good study of people and their ways that is based a lot of years of experience in a variety of face-to-face contacts with people I needed to talk to on short notice. Like in my years as a Marine interrogator when I had to walk into a room to face a total stranger and work to get valuable info from them sometimes in a very short period of time that I needed either voluntarily from them or getting it without them even knowing they were giving up valuable information.

Those techniques have helped me try and figure out Donald J. Trump just like I do when I meet a new person for the first time – not to interrogate them, but to see who they really are deep down inside. Call it a habit or hobby that I have had for years.

With that said, here’s what I see about Donald J. Trump – for what it’s worth.

Trump achieved becoming president as a novelty of sorts. He had never been in any elected office and never even tried until this endeavor.

He had a TV reality show. He boasts about his business skills even though he has failed on so many levels it’s hard to keep track.

He is kind of egomaniac in layman’s terms, but with this clear clarification of that that means: “Egomania is psychologically abnormal. The term egomania is often used by laypersons in a pejorative fashion to describe an individual who is intolerably self-centered. However, the clinical condition that most resembles that concept is really “narcissistic personality disorder.” That is more apt for him and the word we hear very often.

He always has to be #1. He always has to be the one at the top. Even most of his failures are based on lies, deceit, and flim-flam tricks and con artist stunts that would shame Bernie Madoff or any Charles Ponzi family member as he brushes obvious lies with his own version of the facts.

Also, recall and measure all that he did and said during the GOP primary races and all he has done and said since taking office. His family basically is running the country like an annex of Trump, Inc.

His insults continue like his latest insult directed at the Mayor of London following the most-recent attacks (seen here). Then add everything else worldwide wherein he has offended almost every ally we still have. A dark picture for sure. Trump will call all that the “art of the deal” I prefer to call it the “art of the con.”

In essence Trump he is either the smartest, most-clever genius ever, or he’s dumber than a sack of rocks. I happen to think he is not very bright, a certain business savvy, yes, to get his way and no other way. Just listen to him speak with his limited vocabulary and how he emphasizes key words over and over in a single sentence or speech mostly to fluff up and praise himself and his own perceived achievements – whether they are true or not does not matter since he will make them true no matter what the facts say otherwise – it’s force of habit for him and his second nature.

In short: He swims in the shallow end of intellect pool — case examples:

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All this leads me, and I’m sure a lot of others also, to conclude there is one more obvious thing that Trump needs and wants more than life itself, and that is the image of him above in that cartoon – which I believe is not far from the truth.

Trump for all practical purposes is single-handedly starting to retool America in his image and that for which Stephen Bannon wants him to do, and that is to “deconstruct America.”

Case in point:

Bannon can seem to be not just a focused voice behind Trump, but almost a messianic one when he once said: “Like Andrew Jackson's populism, we're going to build an entirely new political movement. It's everything related to jobs. The conservatives are going to go crazy. I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it's the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We're just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930’s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives plus populists in an economic nationalist movement.”

Several days after the Trump inauguration, Bannon told the NY TIMES: “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while. I want you to quote this: The media here is the opposition party. They don't understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

Clearly this seems to be our future right not … so, are you happy, pleased, satisfied? Probably only Bannon-clones and Trump loyalists who are anti-everything in sight are still jumping with joy and sticking with him.

Rough days lie ahead … sadly, what can the public expect or do? Actually, it’s up to Congress and right now – our fate and future are in their hands since “We the People” just do not know as we stare into the dark abyss.

Stay tuned – hopefully all the Congressional committees will serve the people as they profess they do all the time. We shall see.

Hopefully it will it be “Country first” and not “Donald J. Trump first.”

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