Trump remarked on his longtime friend/adviser’s Roger Stone’s case. He claimed that the four career prosecutors withdrawing happened, because the president tweeted a criticism of their job performance. That thinking is just weird.
Donald Trump has always been a black-and-white or splitting type of thinker. He sees people in terms of: are they with him or his enemy.? To the president, they are either fiercely loyal or they are “bad people,” which was what he said today:
‘They’re doing it because they’re bad people!.’
The president took a radio interview with Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera at Cleveland’s WTAM. In that interview, he went after the four prosecutors. They said they morally were opposed to Trump’s involvement in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) sentencing guidelines.
A black-and-white thinker can be very adept at finding people’s vulnerabilities and manipulating others. Trump said in the interview that he “caught” the prosecutors:
‘I don’t think they quit for moral reasons. I think they got caught in the act by me!’ What am I going to do, let a man go to jail for nine years when murderers aren’t going to jail!. You have some of the most serious, horrible rapists and everything else, they don’t go to jail for nine years!’
Rivera speculated about whether the prosecutors might be recommending Stone’s long sentence in order to hurt Trump. POTUS simplified it even further.
‘They’re doing it because they’re bad people.’
The president continued:
‘What am I going to do, let a man go to jail for nine years when murderers aren’t going to jail! You have some of the most serious, horrible rapists and everything else, they don’t go to jail for nine years!’
Narcissists have a “compensatory grandiosity.” In other words, they play by different rules than others. For example, the narcissist will rarely if ever do these, according to The Psych Central:
- Take Responsibility
- Act Selflessly
- Trust Enough to Express Their Real Feelings
- Recognize Emotional Nuance’
The one characteristic that has caused this president the most trouble was emotional nuance. She or he either “idealizes or devalues” other people. Then, she “projects her own emotional agenda,” because she believes everyone thinks as she does. Life is a win/lose games or battles for her.
The Very Well Mind had this to say about malignant narcissists:
‘[M]alignant narcissists are by far the most damaging. Beyond merely wanting to focus primarily on themselves and be held in overly high regard by virtually everyone in their lives, they tend to have a darker side to their self-absorption. This subset contains the general traits…including the regular egocentricity, but also some antisocial traits and even a sadistic streak in addition to a poor sense of self and lack of empathy. In fact, some experts see little difference between malignant narcissists and psychopaths in that both have a sadistic, antisocial streak, and very little empathy. There is often some paranoia involved with malignant narcissism as well. ‘
It is a lonely place.
Listen to the whole interview below.
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