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Trump is a notorious TV-addict. He's known to always have cable shows playing in any room he occupies, including on Air Force One. Not just an addict. He's a narcissistic addict:
According to Ashley Parker and Robert Costa, "On his campaign plane, Trump watched television on full volume — usually Fox News, sometimes CNN — almost constantly, said someone who flew with him, shushing his aides whenever he himself came on the screen and listening with rapt attention."
If excessive TV-watching shrinks the brain and cripples impulse control, I think we've seen ample evidence of it in Trump's first 100 days (not to mention the 10 thousand days that preceded January 20).
He's all about surfaces. How things look, not what they in truth are. He wants to be noticed, like the child that never got enough hugs from his mother. He's all impulse, will tweet out (we know!) something he just saw on TV, whether or not it's tethered to any provable reality. Because he sells snake oil himself, he's very prone to buy it from others, if they look good on TV.