Trump is already losing his shit over perceived insults against him on social media. I knew this would happen if Trump got elected. The poster boy for NPD is finding out that sometimes it’s prudent to be careful what you ask for because you might get it.
The U.S. presidency is not like running a business. It’s not like being a reality TV star either. It’s an incredibly difficult job with enormous responsibilities that requires someone who is knowledgeable in world and domestic affairs and can hold their own in the political sphere and among world leaders. It requires someone with the ability to be diplomatic even among enemies and critics. It’s a job that requires nerves of steel and you can’t afford to let personal slights get to you. In other words, you can’t be oversensitive.
Trump is incredibly oversensitive and too emotionally unstable for a job like the President of the United States. His NPD keeps tripping him up and he is showing just how oafish he is as he blunders and flails about trying to make sense of something he just can’t handle.
Every president we’ve had in recent years ages quickly while in office. Four or eight years isn’t that long a time; but Obama, G.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton–all two-term presidents–all looked much older than eight years older by the end of their terms. The job ages you because it takes so much out of you.
Now we have someone who not only has NPD, but is pathetically unqualified. Since his election, there’ve been articles describing the way Obama has had to “hold Trump’s hand” and train him for his new job. I don’t doubt it, and I’m sure Trump hates every minute of it.
Not surprisingly, Trump has been overreacting to slights and criticisms against him on social media, especially Twitter. Here’s a screenshot of his latest drama with the New York Times, who apparently offended him. Notice the way he keeps taking potshots at the Times, making sure everyone knows they are “failing.” This is called gaslighting.
Here’s the article about it on Salon.
He had a similar meltdown a few days earlier, when his VP Mike Pence was raked over the coals by the cast of Hamilton. Once again, notice the way Trump not only demands an apology, but throws in a barb about the way he “hears Hamilton is overrated.” So much drama already, and he’s been president-elect for what, two weeks?
Watching Trump try to take on the presidency is like watching a petulant child try to do a grown-up’s job and then lose their shit because they can’t get it right and someone points out their mistakes. You almost have to feel bad for him. But he wanted this!
Ladies and gentleman, there’s a new reality show: “Trump Takes On the Presidency.” Watch him implode as he realizes he bit off way more than he could chew, because he just had to have that title and the “glory” that comes with it. He’s like a little kid dressed up in a plastic king’s crown and sceptor, ordering his “subjects” to do his bidding before he’s called downstairs by mom to empty the trash. He’s not too much better than a figurehead.