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Response to Earthshine2 (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 04:15 AM

11. Okay. I understand what you are saying.

But I don't think he will step out of the election. His ego is far to tightly tied up in being President. He will not willingly let go of that.

For some years now people here have been predicting he'd resign. They've all been wrong. And anyone who thinks he'll step down in any way is likewise wrong. As are those who claim he's trying to lose the election. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

He is a complete and total narcissist, which is the most important thing to understand about him. To Donald Trump, no one else outside of himself is real. No one. Ponder that for a moment.

Okay, are you done pondering, are you back with me? Moving on. For him, no one else is real. The world only exists within his head. So anything he says is reality. Which is why he will say one thing, and then the complete opposite a sentence or two later. Because at the time, at the very time he's saying it, it's true. And what he says two sentences later is also true. Because he lives in the moment, there is, for him, no contradiction.

It might help to watch the movie Memento. While there is no political intent in the movie, the underlying reality of living in the moment, or in this case some 7 or so minutes, is helpful to think about Trump.

And that's also why he says things like the polls show he won the debate. In what most of us would call the real world, he didn't. In fact he lost the debate by double digits. But for Trump, what he says is the truth. And it's not ever influenced by outside reality.

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