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Friday, July 10, 2020

Callers on President Trump in recent weeks have come to expect what several allies and advisers describe as a "woe-is-me" preamble. The president rants about the deadly coronavirus destroying "the greatest economy," one he claims to have personally built. ... And he bemoans the "sick, twisted" police officers in Minneapolis, whose killing of an unarmed black man in their custody provoked the nationwide racial justice protests that have confounded the president.



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Trump often launches into a monologue placing himself at the center of the nation's turmoil. The president has cast himself in the starring role of the blameless victim " of a deadly pandemic, of a stalled economy, of deep-seated racial unrest, all of which happened to him rather than the country.

Barbara Res, a former executive at the Trump Organization, said that when she worked for Trump, he interpreted nearly everything in deeply personal terms. "Whatever bad happened, no matter what it was, it was always against him, always directed at him," Res said. "He would say, Why does everything always happen to me?'" She added: "It was as if the world revolved around him. Everything that happened had an effect on him, good or bad."

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a history professor at New York University and author of the forthcoming book, "Strongmen," a history of authoritarian leaders, said Trump's victimization complex fits a pattern of authoritarian leaders past and present.

"They have no empathy, and they only see the world through how things affect them personally," Ben-Ghiat said. "They're not there to govern. They're there to enrich themselves, they're there to plunder the nation, and they're there to be world historical."

Needs to be repeated:
[Trump] ha(s) no empathy, and (has) only see(s) the world through how things affect (him) personally," Ben-Ghiat said. "(He's) not there to govern. (He"s) there to enrich themselves, (he"s) there to plunder the nation, and (he's) there to be world historical."

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-10 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Poor guy
I'm not saying we should feel sorry for him, but I think we should feel sorry for him

Who could have known.
Are lies really that bad?
Nothing we can do.
Live with it.

- - a bedtime story by eberlyz

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-07-10 01:03 PM | Reply

Good grief my eyes are bad:

Trump has no empathy, and he only sees the world through how things affect him personally. He's not there to govern. He's there to enrich himself, he's there to plunder the nation, and he's there to be world historical.
Which Trump most definitely will be 'historical'. Along the lines of the many megalomaniacs, kleptocrats, and despots he'll be inextricably connected to for all time.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-10 01:21 PM | Reply

"Trump has no empathy, and he only sees the world through how things affect him personally. He's not there to govern. He's there to enrich himself, he's there to plunder the nation, and he's there to be world historical."

And sixty million Americans thought this was the best choice to lead the country.

The simplest explanation is they're just like him.

Capitalism, as it turns out, it just like him. (Minus the part wher he needs parades to fluff him.)

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-10 01:29 PM | Reply

The ironic aspect of this is that Pres Trump could have changed how he is currently viewed regarding CV.

Back when it was mainly the blue states who were suffering from COVID-19, Pres Trump turned it political because it was the blue states being hurt, and he thought he could turn it into an "us vs them" battle..

If, however, he had gone into ~we're in this together~ fighting mode against the virus we would be in a different place now.

First, I suspect his approval ratings would be a lot higher if he actually rallied a response to the virus at the federal level.

Second, I doubt if the red states currently suffering from the virus would be in nearly as bad of a condition as they currently find themselves.

So, while Pres Trump thinks CV and the protests "hurt him" he really needs to take a step back an ask himself why?

The answer is that he brought this upon himself. Pres Trump is the one responsible. He has been more concerned with his re-election than the health and safety of Americans.

He has brought this upon himself.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-10 01:43 PM | Reply

He can never take his eyes off himself long enough to serve the public. What a pathetic loser Trump is. With a pathetic loser base that still loves him like a god.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-10 03:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Hey, have you heard? Trump loyalists want to break away from the Republicans and form their own party.

Yeah, they want to call themselves the 24/7 Pity Party. Their platform is built upon the principles outlined in the Ten Major Grievances.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-10 03:49 PM | Reply

Watching people fall for Trumps act makes me finally understand how Germany went nutz in the 30' and 40's.
People are really dumber than I gave them credit for and a hell of alot more gullible.

#8 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-07-10 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

Life is hard for white men with extremely rich parents.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-07-10 06:43 PM | Reply


#10 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-07-10 07:11 PM | Reply

#8 |

A lot of Americans did the same thing here in that era. Then as now, they are known as America Firsters.

There's video at this link....

"When 20,000 American Nazis Descended Upon New York City

"The first thing that struck me was that an event like this could happen in the heart of New York City," Curry told The Atlantic.

"Watching it felt like an episode of The Twilight Zone where history has taken a different path. But it wasn't science fiction " it was real, historical footage. It all felt eerily familiar, given today's political situation."

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2020-07-10 07:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Interesting link, corky.

When my wife lived on Long Island she took me to this neighborhood (town? not sure what to call it...) about 20 minutes from her house that was originally a Nazi summer camp run by the same organization as the NYC rally. Apparently it was the source of several raids on a summer camp complex on the south shore that was a rehab program for troubled inner city youth. Being mostly african american teens housed at the camp, the Nazis got all pissed and burned the camp down on at least two occasions.

To this day you have to be of German heritage to buy a home in the neighborhood.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-11 10:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No worries. Just Biden our time.

Wait until November if you want to see some Republican snowflakes crying and gnashing their teeth.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-11 12:17 PM | Reply

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