This whole thing is just one ego-fueled joyride for mon Capitaine de la Voiture de Clown

I’ve been speculating for a while that the Donald doesn’t actually want to be President – or at least he didn’t want to be President when he started his quixotic candidacy – and now, along comes a New York Times story that essentially proves my point. The story, written on March 12 by Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burnsmarch, explains for how long the Donald has wanted to be taken seriously as a political force, how much this is an exercise in ego for this poster child for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Part of the definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder includes:

Pathological personality traits in the following domain:

  1. Antagonism, characterized by:
  1. Grandiosity: Feelings of entitlement, either overt or covert; self-centeredness; firmly holding to the belief that one is better than others; condescending toward others.
  2. Attention seeking: Excessive attempts to attract and be the focus of the attention of others; admiration seeking.

If that isn’t the Donald, then I don’t know what is.

Recently, the Donald has been upset by all the protests at his rallies. He seems to believe that is some kind of infringement on his First Amendment rights.

Au contraire!, Mon Capitaine de la Voiture de Clown. You, the Donald, have every right to say what you choose. That is covered by the First Amendment. And the people you have offended – which is almost everyone who is not actually one of your supporters[1] – have every right to respond to what you said in the manner that they choose. That certainly includes protesting outside of your events – which by definition, are public forums – and may include protesting inside of your events, which are generally open to the public.

In any case, I found it extraordinarily amusing that you are now blaming Bernie Sanders’ supporters for the unrest at your political events. You really are living in an alternate universe, Mon Capitaine de la Voiture de Clown. Bernie being Bernie, he responded in a very reasoned and measured way on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

In any case, to turn back to where we started, this NY Times article recounts how much Donald Trump was embarrassed at the April 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, where President Obama essentially turned him into one of his punch lines, and how much ego has fueled his entire run for the Presidency.[2]

Of course, while there are more and more people who seem to love the Donald, there are also more and more people — and I count myself among these — who despise the Donald more and more as time goes on. It seems to be making the Donald more bellicose from day to day, as pointed out by Rachel Maddow (see below).


[1] And I think the Donald may even have offended a goodly number of people who are his supporters.

[2] And, of course, this gives us another opportunity to blame President Obama for something that wasn’t actually his fault.

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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