Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trump's Self-Love Is a Debilitating Sickness

I watched Trump's speech at the CIA last Saturday, a kind of desecration of the memorial wall he stood before, a meandering, self-obsessed, falsehood-filled, defensive and offensive big bowl of word salad, wildly applauded by Trump's traveling pep squad and only politely applauded by a non-plussed crowd of CIA props.

But last night, look at how our Narcissist-in-Chief could not stop bragging about it in a lengthy ABC News interview:
That speech was a home run. See what Fox [News] said. They said it was one of the great speeches. They showed the people applauding and screaming. … I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl, and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time.
You probably ran it live. I know when I do good speeches. I know when I do bad speeches. That speech was a total home run. They loved it. … People loved it. They loved it. They gave me a standing ovation for a long period of time. They never even sat down, most of them, during the speech. There was love in the room. You and other networks covered it very inaccurately. … That speech was a good speech. And you and a couple of other networks tried to downplay that speech. And it was very, very unfortunate that you did.
If someone with that mouth and that lack of self-perception sat down next to you in an airport, you'd get up and move. You wouldn't vote that fat-head into your fraternity, even if you belonged to Pi Kappa Phi (except maybe to get access to his cash). If he were your uncle, you'd skip holiday meals he was scheduled to attend.

It's more than just laughable behavior, worse than just offensive self-promotion. It's a sickness, and it belongs to the most powerful man in the world.

1 comment:

Oh Suzannah said...

Trump is our first "post-literate" president ... unless you count George W.