Is he crazy? Or is Donald Trump trying to pull another scam, or is he both? A malignant narcissist or psychopath has a rigid idea of his or her own world. When something happens to poke sharp edges to the former president’s round world, he just alters those facts until they fit comfortably. He knows that by repeating his fake claim, people will believe him. Where the craziness comes in is that he starts to believe it himself.
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In their interview with Donald Trump, he tried to convince the Pulitizer Prize-winning reporters Carol Lennig and Phillip Rucker he never lost the 2020 election. Their just-released book I Alone Can Fix It is available at Amazon or Bookshop.
The Vanity Fair reported that he claimed he was the greatest president of all time and was unjustly denied a second term. During their visit, his press secretary handed out:
‘1,000 Accomplishments of President Donald J. Trump: Highlights of the First Term. On the back cover is an American flag, the presidential seal, and Trump’s thick, jagged signature. The book totals 92 pages and is organized with chapters dedicated to the economy, tax cuts, deregulation, trade, and so on.’
Still enswathed with bronze makeup Trump argued that he stood apart from the presidents before him through the loyalty and intensity of his supporters:
‘There’s never been a base that screams out, with thirty-five thousand people, ‘We love you! We love you! That never happened to Ronald Reagan. It never happened to anybody. We have a base like no other. They’re very angry. ‘
‘That’s what happened in Washington on the sixth. They went down because of the election fraud. The one thing that nobody says is how many people were there, because if you look at that real crowd, the crowd for the speech, I’ll bet you it was over a million people.’ [Estimates placed the number at 30,000.]
Trump had no intentions of retiring. He said he liked the attention he got from GOP politicians coming down to kiss his ring, that it energized him:
‘We have had so many, and so many are coming in. It’s been pretty amazing. You see the numbers. They need the endorsement. I don’t say this in a braggadocious way, but if they don’t get the endorsement, they don’t win.’
The former POTUS took credit for a good economy even though his likeability factor never broke 50 percent, according to Gallup poll:
‘In a certain way, I had two presidencies. I think it would be hard if George Washington came back from the dead and he chose Abraham Lincoln as his vice president, I think it would have been very hard for them to beat me.’
Then, he tried to convince the two reporters that he had won, that “evil people” worked to steal his “rightful second term:”
‘The greatest fraud ever perpetrated in this country was this last election. It was rigged and it was stolen. It was both. It was a combination, and Bill Barr didn’t do anything about it.’
A characteristic of a psychopath is that they never take the blame for their own actions. Trump blamed his attorney general and Vice President Mike Pence:
‘Had Mike Pence had the courage to send it back to the legislatures, you would have had a different outcome, in my opinion. I think that the vice president of the United States must protect the Constitution of the United States.’
Trump compared himself to President Thomas Jefferson:
‘[Jefferson] was in the exact same position, but only one state, the state of Georgia. Did you know that? It’s true. “Hear ye, hear ye . . .”—was much more elegant in those days. It was, “Hear ye, hear ye, the great state of Georgia is unable to accurately count its votes.” Thomas Jefferson said, “Are you sure?” They said, “Yes, we are sure.” “Then we will take the votes from the great state of Georgia.’ He took them for him and the president.”’
The former president said he had hoped his followers would show up outside the Capitol but not inside:
‘In all fairness, the Capitol Police were ushering people in. The Capitol Police were very friendly. They were hugging and kissing. You don’t see that. There’s plenty of tape on that.’
‘Personally, what I wanted is what they (the mob) wanted. They showed up just to show support because I happen to believe the election was rigged at a level like nothing has ever been rigged before. There’s tremendous proof. There’s tremendous proof. Statistically, it wasn’t even possible that [Biden] won. Things such as, if you win Florida and Ohio and Iowa, there’s never been a loss.’
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