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Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:18 PM

I'm starting the Mary Trump book

It looks like a slow day for me, so I brought it with me and decided to read the prologue. Really good writing. Very insightful.

I like what she says about how diagnosing from afar misses the mark. Saying that someone has narcissistic personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder really says very little about a person. Trump's awfulness lies beyond psychiatric diagnosing.

Allen Francis, who edited the DSM-IV and who has written extensively about diagnosis, points out that the problem with Trump isn't a diagnostic category but rather the fact that he is a terrible, terrible person. Trump could have narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder and still operate in a much more decent fashion. People with these disorders are not monsters, but simply evaluate interpersonal phenomena in a certain way. Most people with antisocial personality disorder or pathological narcissism are harmless. They're terrible to date, not a lot of fun to hang out with, but they don't necessarily have the core of malignancy.

Anyway, back to her book. This is great.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:21 PM

1. If Trump hadn't had a rich parents, he would be in jail now, after they found bodies in his yard.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:43 PM

2. I just started it as well.

She's a very good writer and I like her point of view. I need to turn my computer off earlier and switch over to the book so I can read more before I start falling asleep. I can't wait to get back to it after my workday is through!

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Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:46 PM

3. I started it, but stopped temporarily when the kids became adults. However, I'm going to

Start...as soon as I find the title!...a book that just came out. The title, I think, has the words Mar-a-Lago and grifter in it...the author was on t.v. Can't wait to dig into emoluments clause violations!

Did you hear Jerkwater's response to the NRA lawsuit! He TOTALLY gave away his corrupt character! He said something like he'd told the NRA that they should've moved. to Texas where they'd have an easy time of it. This was after the AG had rattled off a long list of all the millions the NRA had misused under their charity status. So....Trump has no problem with financial malfeasance (which we knew), but he admitted that Texas wouldn't have investigated and sued!!!!! WEll, of course we knew that because AG Abbott declined to represent Texans in a lawsuit against Trump U. in exchange for a $35,000 donation to his gubernatorial campaign! I wonder if Abbott has heard yet that Trump impugned his integrity on national t.v.!

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Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:46 PM

4. I started it, but stopped temporarily when the kids became adults. However, I'm going to

Start...as soon as I find the title!...a book that just came out. The title, I think, has the words Mar-a-Lago and grifter in it...the author was on t.v. Can't wait to dig into emoluments clause violations!

Did you hear Jerkwater's response to the NRA lawsuit! He TOTALLY gave away his corrupt character! He said something like he'd told the NRA that they should've moved. to Texas where they'd have an easy time of it. This was after the AG had rattled off a long list of all the millions the NRA had misused under their charity status. So....Trump has no problem with financial malfeasance (which we knew), but he admitted that Texas wouldn't have investigated and sued!!!!! WEll, of course we knew that because AG Abbott declined to represent Texans in a lawsuit against Trump U. in exchange for a $35,000 donation to his gubernatorial campaign! I wonder if Abbott has heard yet that Trump impugned his integrity on national t.v.!

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