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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:17 AM

13. Two things

First, Phillip K Dick said, "Reality is that which, even if you don't believe in it, doesn't go away."

Second, Trump has an almost classic case of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Read the list of symptoms and you will recognize him. The ego underlying the narcissist is actually quite fragile, and the narcissist will go to extreme lengths to protect it. This explains the pathological lying.

I am now going into pure armchair psychologizing. Trump knows, deep down, that he isn't very good at most things. He was a mediocre student, and I am sure that the only way he got through Penn was because of the Gentleman's C (something I saw more than once at Harvard). None of his marriages are successful, basically because he doesn't know (or isn't interested in) how to do interpersonal relationships. His casino went bankrupt, because he paid too much for both the building and the property, and the income wasn't enough to service the debt on top of the operating expenses -- which says that he really isn't the genius real estate man he claims to be.

I believe that had he not inherited several hundred million dollars, he would probably be a not very successful salesman.

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