A Very POTUS Narcissist

A VERY POTUS

On 20th January 2017, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America.

Various people have expressed their opinion that President Trump is a narcissist. This article is not going to be a detailed piece about whether he is or not. That is unnecessary and frankly, adds little to understanding. President Trump is one of our kind. That is apparent but hardly remarkable.

All US Presidents have been shown to either have been narcissists or have strong narcissistic traits. Indeed, some of the most successful and popular US Presidents have been clear narcissists, exhibiting significant charisma, magnetism and grandiosity. This includes Lyndon Johnson, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, JFK, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

This is not limited to the US. Wade through history, both recent and distant and leader after leader of countries, empires and dynasties can be shown to be narcissists. Other traits such as psychopathy and Machiavellianism are prevalent. In order to get to the top and rule a country one must have an unshakeable belief in oneself, to know what one is doing is right, to be unconcerned by offending feelings, to be driven, have a strong sense of self-preservation, manipulate, charm and inspire. Average will not cut it. Being an everyman will not get you there. Our kind do get there. Repeatedly.

It is therefore not a surprise at all that President Trump is one of our kind. What perhaps is surprising to some is that it is so obvious. Indeed, it almost at times appears like a caricature of narcissism since for someone so successful there is little or no credence given to the maintenance of the facade for which successful narcissists are infamous. The facade is there but with President Trump it manifests in a different manner.

If you think that this is going to be an article bashing or lauding The Donald then prepare to be disappointed. Go to your relevant echo chamber if you want to read about that. This article is to add the perspective of what can be expected from President Trump as viewed by one of his own. Naturally dependent on your perspective, you may regard it as good, bad or some of each, but it is a detailed observation about what to expect, from one who knows his own kind.

  1. He will get things done because he and the country are one.

Why is this? Donald Trump wants the USA to be great again. He campaigned on such a slogan. He wants this because then the United States of Donald Trump will be even greater. The US is an extension of President Trump. In common with our kind, he does not want to be controlled by his environment; he wants to control it. He regards the country and its people as an extension of him and he exerts the ultimate authority over it all. He wants that country to thrive because that means he will thrive through the production of all of the fuel that will come his way.

Like any leader he will face opposition to his plans. President Trump campaigned on building a wall between the US and Mexico. It may not turn out to be concrete all the way along, it will not be some Great Wall of America, but there will be a barrier. Why? Because that is his monument. He wants to create a monument to himself. This edifice which is the ultimate symbol of control. A wall, a fence, a barrier says “You can come in, but not you.” It says “I am going to protect you on this side and stop you on that side.” By creating this wall, President Trump creates a manifestation of his desire for control and also a physical and lasting monument to his perceived greatness. There will be attempts to exclude it from spending bills, to frustrate its construction but President Trump will see it done because it is his wall. It is him.

2. He will get things done because of an indefatigable desire to maintain superiority

In common with our kind, President Trump regards himself as in a class of one, above everybody else and why not? He is the oldest and wealthiest President in history. He has no governmental or military experience before taking office and he could not even rely on being a film star (although TV may half tick this box). Yet he became President of the United States and thus the most powerful man in the world. He believes that such a position is his right and entitlement and that the office was always destined to be his. To ensure he maintains superiority he will not give up. He must win every fight, he must ensure his opponent stays unsettled, belittled and whatever it takes to remain the one who has superiority. Witness the refusal to shake hands with Angela Merkel the German Chancellor. Diplomatic protocols and political niceties do not matter – he does what he wants and such an act ensured, in his mind, he held the advantage in that meeting.

President Trump’s stance on refugees is well-documented after he warned that admitting refugees from generally Muslim nations presented a threat to US security. Wasting no time, he issued an executive order suspending a refugee programme for 120 days. This was halted by a federal judge. President Trump did not wait around, he issued a revised executive order. Again this was halted by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland. President Trump has stated he will fight the case all the way to the Supreme Court and he will.  A narcissist who wishes to maintain his superiority over his spouse when arguing about his late arrival from an evening of drinking will engage in blame-shifting, projection, denial, deflection, word salad and many more manipulations so he maintains the upper hand. He will twist and turn to stay on top. President Trump is no different. His desire to get his way will mean he will also twist and turn, order, demand and so forth so his superiority remains intact because to him as one of our kind it absolutely has to.

3. He will get things done because he is, from his perspective, always right

The Narcissistic Perspective which I have explained previously in Toxic Logic means that whilst we are looking at the same facts as you, we have differing perspectives. Those who are not of our kind find this difficult to grasp as they regard their perspective as the one that must be right and our stance is illogical, but to us our perspective is logical and right because it serves us and our needs.

This unshakeable belief in always being right serves to drive President Trump forward. It means that when he faces an obstacle, it is wrong and he is right and therefore it must be removed, surmounted or broken through and such action is also right. The maintenance of this perspective results in frequent and extensive blame-shifting. A Gallery of Villains is created who are shown to be irrational and dangerous opponents seeking to damage the righteous and right narcissist.

Take a look at President Trump’s Gallery of Villains, those who are to be blamed for various ills and who he shifts blame onto in order to remain right. Obama, Crooked Hillary, Little Marco (Marco Rubio), Muslims, China, Washington (“drain the swamp”), Mexican Americans, Democrats, the BBC, environmentalists and of course, the media, to name some.

Now of course it is hardly unheard of for an administration to blame others for current problems but the scale and extent of this blame-shifting is entirely representative o four kind and it will continue. Other people will always be at fault so target your annoyance, your hatred at them but not President Trump. He will not shy away from blaming anybody. His spokes person Sean Spicer has been criticised by President Trump, he is not afraid to chuck bodies on the bonfire be they longstanding villains or fresh ones, even from his own side.

By placing the blame always somewhere else and maintaining his superiority of being right, President Trump will continue to forge forward. Yes, he will create enemies, he will create protests and divide people, but of course he does not care. Why? Because he is right and they are at fault. 3 million protesting? So what? They are wrong and anyway it is fuel to him. Millions did not protest and millions voted for him, that is what he will be thinking.

4. He will use the narcissistic quality of victimhood to his advantage

This ties in with blame-shifting also. Our kind regard ourselves as victims when it suits us in order to engender sympathy, to derive pity, to manipulate, to achieve what we want and this is borne out of our perspective that the world is a cruel and harsh place where it  is seeking to do us down. By playing the victim we seek to blame-shift and avoid accountability whilst generating justification for our own actions.

President Trump is an extensive deployer of the concept of victimhood for the purposes of creating loyalty, stigmatising opponents and maintaining his stance as the one who will be the saviour. In his speeches he has referred to

“people that were mistreated by Government for many, many years”

“victims of illegal crime”

“American carnage”

“The jobs left”

“they’ve made us look foolish”

He creates a justifiable (from his perspective) them and us approach and of course that is in keeping with the narcissistic trait of split thinking. There is no grey. You are either with him or you are against him. You are either the perpetrator of awful activities against his people (and by extension him) or you are going to do something right and be loyal people (and by extension validate him). President Trump has no time for those he has painted ‘black’ with this split thinking. They are the enemy and have no standing. Again, those in the Gallery of Villains will be undermined through the application of narcissistic traits which leads us to the next point.

5. He will create his own truth

Much has been made of the concept of living in ‘post truth’ times. The adoption of a reality which accords with the needs of the narcissist is one of the hallmarks of narcissistic existence. The creation of a world where we are the ultimate controllers of everything around us, is important, and in order to do so, everything must be bent to our will to achieve this and if we cannot bend the world around us to do what we want, we create our own world, which is essentially Sigmund Freud’s extension of the latin quote

‘Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo’

(If I cannot bend the powers above, I will move the Infernal Regions)

Accordingly, this has led to the rise of fake news. If the output of the villainous news outlet does not accord with the narcissistic perspective then it is denied and labelled fake news. A new world with a new logic is being created and this will continue. It is worth making the point of course that this bending of facts is committed by both sides, since a slant can always be placed on news, however this moves beyond slants and spin but instead the wholesale dismissal of news as being fake and therefore invalid.

This creation of a new world outlook will continue and therefore anything that is presented to President Trump that does not align with his outlook will be dismissed, rejected and labelled in this manner.

This truth creation is a double edged sword. On the one had it maintains the belief of superiority and the ability to get things done, but it will also bring about conflict. Of course, that conflict will be caused by those regarded as being in the wrong and will lack any foundation of validity.

6. He will improve the US economy (but at a cost)

President Trump is a successful business man. He is worth between $3.5 and $10 billion dependent on who you ask, but what’s a few billion at that level? That denotes success. He knows he is successful. His self-belief (both based on achievement and delusional grandeur) means he knows best for the economy and in part that is right. His stance on trade which will see a more protectionist approach, his stated desire to create 25 million jobs over 10 years and his tax proposals will be achieved. This will see the US economy move upwards and there will be economic growth with a larger economy. Other countries will rush to court the US with shifting trade arrangements because the US is the ultimate trade partner and what it does dictates the global economy (witness the sub-prime fallout of 2008 as a recent example). Against this, the proposed enforcement of immigration will see millions of unpaid labourers removed. This will ultimately have an adverse effect on the economy but not after a period when domestic workers will be able to enjoy the boon afforded by the emphasis on hiring workers from the US. This will be a useful vote-winning and populist move but it will affect the economy so that the economic growth which will still occur, will not be as great as it might have been. The main cost however of this will be an increase in the deficit but President Trump will not care about that. It will be someone else’s fault and he will be focused on showcasing his triumphs through increased employment and an upturned economy.

7. Creation of an echo chamber

President Trump has already surrounded himself with admirers and those who think like him and accord with his values. Rex Tillerson (Secretary of State) worked for Exxon for 40 years and thus is a fellow rich businessman. Steve Mnuchin (Treasury Secretary) is a Wall Street insider from Goldman Sachs amongst other financial institutions. James Mattis (Secretary of Defence) is a popular and well-liked retired general who is known for blunt comments – just like the President. John Kelly (Department of Homeland Security Secretary) clashed with Obama on illegal immigrants between the US and Mexico. President Trump has installed his son-in-law as an advisor and his daughter has recently had a formal position created for her. This birds of a feather mentality ensures that he is surrounded by like thinkers who will accord with his views and provide momentum to what he requires.

It is not all one way traffic however. President Trump will make changes and volte faces as it suits him (as our kind regularly do) although any kind of allegation of contradictions, about turns or hypocrisy will always be rejected – it has to, superiority has to be maintained. An example of this is how in late January President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum removing traditional military and intelligence advisers as regular attendees of the National Security Council’s Principal Committee and he appointed Steve Bannon (a clear Lieutenant) who is his chief strategist as regular attendee. By 4th April, the influence of HR McMaster (National Security Adviser who replaced Michael Flynn who had just 24 days in office) reversed those changes. This epitomises the compartmentalisation that we engage in. What was right yesterday, is wrong today and is then right again tomorrow and those decisions and outcomes remain separated.

In our minds the decision was always right all along and history has been revised in accordance with our narcissistic mindset and the need to maintain superiority (see The Revision of History ). If President Trump sees that it will achieve what is to be done, then he will make those changes. There is no dithering, no hesitation. The changes may contradict previous stances but not in his mind. His mind will always find a way to brush aside such allegations.

8. Frustration will cause achievement but foster resentment

In accordance with his huge sense of entitlement, what the President wants done must be done immediately and if not it is a criticism and his churning fury which is always there will start to ignite.

All narcissists have this fury. When we are criticised (which is not the same as criticism that a non-narcissist experiences) but rather, it is fuel free criticism and our fury ignites. Some of us can keep this under control, others cannot and it manifests as heated fury (physical violence, property destruction, shouting, name calling) or cold fury (cold shoulder, silent treatments, exclusion, sulking) .

President Trump suffers such narcissistic criticism often and this wounds him. His fury ignites. He does not go so far as to physically assault people, that is not his major weapon – Twitter is.

As a prolific tweeter, President Trump uses the social medium to display his heated fury and in turn the re-tweets and likes by the tens of thousands provide him with fuel which heals the wound caused by the criticism and his fury abates.

On the 7th February, clearly frustrated (and thus wounded by this criticism) of the dilatory nature by which his cabinet was not in place, he tweeted

‘It is a disgrace my cabinet is not yet in place, the longest delay in the history of our country.”

It was not the longest delay but that does not matter. His impatience and frustration is evident, something our kind suffers from and he sees no need to hide it.

Following Meryl Streep’s criticism of him at the Oscars, President Trump again turned to Twitter and referred to Streep as a “Hillary flunky” a clear response to being wounded.

When things are not being done to his liking and at the required speed, this will feel like a criticism to him. His fury will ignite and he will dismiss people, criticise them openly through Twitter and other means and take other steps to get done what he wants. This will have the advantage of causing matters to progress and people to operate through fear (love and fear being the chief reactions caused by our kind) but behind this will be a growing resentment at those who feel they have been badly treated as a consequence of these manifestations of ignited fury borne out of criticism arising from delay and frustration.

9. There will be no smoothing of the bombastic, straight talking

There are those who may have thought that achieving the goal of office and the standing that comes with it, then President Trump might somewhat calm down and apply some finesse and diplomatic gloss to his behaviour and words. There is unsurprisingly no evidence of that having happened so far and nor will it.

He, of course, as explained above is right about everything he says and everybody who disagrees is wrong. This straight talking has appeal, obviously to many voters who became tired of the coded speeches, political spin and doublespeak of other candidates and administrations. President Trump’s plain speaking means he regularly labels people (another narcissistic trait) and as mentioned above one of his biggest was to refer to Hillary Clinton as Crooked Hillary. He has repeatedly insulted news reporters in conferences and of course famously imitated disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski at a party rally in 2015.

This incident also evidenced President Trump’s capability for compartmentalisation and the revision of history (both of which will serve him in maintaining the upper hand) as later he declared

“I have no idea who this reporter Serge Kovaleski is”

and went even further to evidence our split-second contradictory behaviour by adding

“Despite having one of the all-time great memories, I certainly do not remember him.”

He also revels in taking hold of plain speaking directed at him and his allies. When Clinton referred to his supporters as a “basket of deplorables” this was seized on as a badge of honour and appropriated. Insults and plain speaking are in his domain and he will continue to use these devices to further his aims whilst turning the tables on anybody who uses them against him.

Such an attitude will enable him to get business done, to face down opponents but for every success achieved through this he is likely to create another problem through alienation and insult.

10. He will do what he wants

In accordance with the narcissistic sense of entitlement, failure to recognise boundaries, lack of accountability and preoccupation with unlimited success, President Trump will do what he wants. He considers himself unfettered and will adopt a Nixonian stance of

“When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.”

This will allow him to drive matters forward, he will consolidate popularity with his own supporters but he will draw challenges and disapproval elsewhere. Hence already his support remains high in his core supporters but his approval rating as a whole has fallen. Your opinion does not matter because if you are not with him then you are wrong and not to be listened to. You can be shuffled out of his inner circle and someone else will be found instead to provide the validation that narcissists require.

Furthermore, President Trump was democratically elected which means that this can only reinforce his belief that he is always right. His evident magnetism, driven attitude and bluff charm appealed to millions who felt let down and abandoned by a technocratic elite. But winning the electoral college vote was not enough to accord with this sense of right and entitlement. President Trump asserted that he would have won the popular vote as well if millions of immigrants had not voted illegally. Whether there is any evidence to support this assertion, it does not matter. This view accords with his sense of grandiosity – he in his mind achieved total victory because he will adopt the perspective which allows this to happen and this unlocks and maintains the right to do as he pleases.

Already, during his presidency, President Trump has spent 15% of his time at Trump owned or branded properties. Why not? They are his properties and he is President. He can do as he pleases. Mar-a-Lago has become the Winter White House. People criticise this mixing of official and self-interest but President Trump rejects this. He can do what he wants. They are wrong for a hundred reasons that the narcissistic perspective puts in place by way of defence mechanism.

This mixing of of self-interest with his duties as president has caused his critics to think this will cause him problems because of the emoluments clause of the US Constitution. President Trump’s lawyers disagree saying the emoluments do not apply to him. President Trump added clarification stating

“The law is totally on my side, meaning the President cannot have a conflict of interest.”

Again, he does what he wants. Again, this will allow progress but with an associated cost to those left by the wayside by this juggernaut approach.

11. Conflict looms

It is highly likely that President Trump’s administration will engage in conflict. This seems less likely with Russia (although of course his critics will continue to maintain that he is some kind of pro-Russian stooge being worked by Putin) but more likely with China. The US is the world’s dominant power. President Trump wishes to reduce the US’s role as the world’s policeman and adopt a more isolationist approach. This will occur and will be done for several reasons, one of which is to address the fact that China is a rising power. History shows that major conflicts are always triggered by the appearance of a rising power and the dominant power’s need to maintain dominance. One might regard this as an obvious response and one of self-defence, but add to that the fact that the Commander-in-Chief’s narcissistic self-defence mechanism to remain dominant and superior in everything, it makes for a flammable situation. Already President Trump’s tweet about Taiwan’s ruler congratulating his election ruffled Chinese feathers and the Chinese will not sit idly by if Taiwan is interfered with. Strong talking from President Trump is likely to lead to conflict between the US and China although the scale of such conflict is difficult to gauge.

Similarly, President Trump’s stance with regards to Muslim refugees, ISIS and most recently Syria will result in US intervention in the Middle East. He will maintain a firm stance against ISIS and terrorism which will maintain popularity with his supporters but will naturally irritate in various degrees the countries of the Middle East.

President Trump will put himself first which means by extension the US will come first. The two concepts are inextricably linked and this will cause tensions and conflict overseas but will bring with it populism and patriotic support.

There is much more that might be written about what the future holds. President Trump will continue to be supported by many who see him as the catalyst that the US has been waiting for and if this means cracking a few eggs along the way, then so be it. Nobody can deny he is a man of success – wealthy, President, famous – and that is because of his inherent narcissism which has driven him to achieve all of this.

He will have made opponents in business and now those opponents are lining up in academia, the media, politics, (national and international) and on the street in protests. This will not concern him as it is all fuel to him. Love him, hate him, but never ignore him. There will be those who will now be compiling a dossier of transgressions with a view to impeaching him in due course. The attempt will be made but he will survive it. This is because as one of our kind, President Trump is designed and engineered to survive. He will always have supporters and even his detractors will fuel him and cause him to continue. He has before and this will not change.

He must remain in control. He must remain the one with the whip hand. He has to be superior and everything about him is programmed to bring that about. He will achieve much and will cause division but that does not concern him. He will be challenged many times but he will have to be dragged out of the White House before he will go anywhere else and of course before that will happen one must have regard to the others of our kind who have a vested interested in one of the brethren operating in this rudimentary, obvious and effective manner. They will protect their investment. We always do.

 

 

 

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63 Comments

      1. HG,

        I have NO idea who you are and think that you may be anyone (disguising your REAL voice). I wonder if you may any of the following people:

        – George Soros

        – George Soros’ hateful little friends, the self-described “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”*:

        – Jeff Chester

        – Mark Cooper

        – Andrew Schwartzman

        – Gene Kimmelman

        – OR-

        – an ISIS fighter and computer whiz..???

        * referencing the Wall Street Journal article that I provided a link to in an earlier post

  1. I forgot to post the link to articles about Obama suing to cancel the woman’s trademark, Higher Ground so that he could have it and her lawyer calling Obama’s actions as deplorable and not consistent with the values that he preach.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/arts/television/the-obamas-want-higher-ground-someone-got-there-first.amp.html

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/barack-obamas-production-company-runs-a-trademark-problem-1236219

    1. MommyPino,

      People who so entranced by the packaging and the use of the word “Hope”.

      Barack Obama, brought to you by George Soros!

      1. Hi Kate, I was one of those who voted for Obama because of his message of hope. He had an amazing speech in 2008 that sealed my vote where he said that there will be no black America and no white America. He sold a vision to me and I bought it. Then he became president and he made a lot of remarks that highlighted the differences in race and instead of driving for everyone to love forward in unison, he was demonizing groups that he blamed as a whole for the atrocities that African Americans endured. I agree that things are not fair for them even now and slavery is absolutely evil. But the way that his rhetoric made a lot of people feel is that a white boy who was not even born twenty years ago is responsible for slavery and accountable to an African American boy who was never a slave. Does that mean that I should also pay for the sins of my mother for seducing my dad who was married? How is it acceptable to make people pay for the sins that they had no part in? And the hatred against cops just really got so out of hand that a lot of violence against cops have been perpetrated while Obama was president. My cousin’s husband is a white cops and he’s one of the nicest people that anybody can ever meet. And also his attacks against Christians were ridiculous. In my opinion, Obama’s biggest legacy as a president was getting Trump elected because of bullying several sectors of our society.
        Ironically, the person who owns the trademark, Higher Ground that Obama wants to take from is a woman and an African American. She belongs to the group of people that Obama claims to protect. I guess he protects them as long as they don’t have anything that he wants. I hope that her lawyer defending her against Obama’s legal attack is helping her pro bono. I would feel bad if she is spending a lot of money on legal fees just because Obama wants to have the name of her business.

  2. HG, recently the Obamas launched their production company, Higher Ground. Through this company they have produced the documentary film, American Factory which is going to be aired on Netflix. Their trademark Higher Ground was not approved though because someone else is already using the name Higher Ground. A woman have been using the name Higher Ground Enterprises for years as a computer training business. The Obamas now have sued for her trademark to be canceled so that they can have the name. Her lawyer said this about the Obamas, “The Obamas have known for almost a year that their Higher Ground trademark application was rejected by the USPTO because it infringed my client’s rights, instead of simply picking another name, the Obamas’ lawyers have now filed a meritless petition to cancel my client’s trademark so they can take it for themselves. This is really deplorable behavior. I hope that the Obamas realize that these actions are not consistent with the values they preach and that they instruct their attorneys to immediately dismiss the petition.”
    This clearly demonstrates Obama’s entitlement, lack of empathy, and hypocrisy which manifest his narcissism. I’m not putting this here to offend his supporters. I just want to show his narcissism because I know that he has such a great facade that a lot of people have a hard time accepting that he is a narcissist.

  3. I cant stand that peckerhead! Sorry to ant trump supporters but the day hes no longer president is the day i will throw a party! Oddly i used to watch the apprentice and could stomach him but now 🤢

  4. Trump just signed an executive order giving him control of the weather. He is insane. His narcissism is insane. Guess what his next executive order will be- to stay the president forever, mark my words.

    1. Kel, it’s fake news. It’s a satirical joke written by a comedian Andy Borowitz. I understand how it could not be seen as a joke though because it wasn’t funny, the comedian wasn’t good at all.

      1. Mommypino
        The sharpie loop over Alabama wasn’t fake news. Trump is the last person who should term anything as “Fake News” since he’s the one who spreads it more than anyone, which for narcissists is known as “projection” and “gaslighting”. Funny though that SATIRE is believable when discussing Trump, as the Sharpie drawing was Truth, and absolutely, honestly, insane. Can I get the 25th?!

        1. Kel, fair enough. I now understand where the satirical joke came from. Thanks for expanding. The 25th though, no you may not have it lol. Trump is here to stay until the end of his term and he may even get a second term. I watched the Democratic debate and I didn’t see anyone who could beat him right now. Although things can change very rapidly in politics so I’m still crossing my fingers. I think that most of those Democratic candidates are narcs as well.

          About ‘fake news’, I agree. And I feel the same way when Obama uses the term and Hillary blamed her loss in the elections on fake news. Trump just gets to mention the term more because he currently has the podium but they all do it.

          1. Mommypino
            They do not all use the term “fake news”. That’s a Trump exclusive. Hillary did not blame her loss on the news. The Democrats are not a good comparison to trump at all, and you shouldn’t have to mention them when you’re defending him. He should be able to stand on his own two legs, and own his own actions. But ok, fair enough, I’m not too crazy about anyone running either, but IMO any of them on either side, Democrat or Republican, will be a vast improvement. 💕

          2. Hi Kel, I have actually heard ‘fake news’ for the first time from Obama. I am adding a link (a) below on the article where Obama used it. But I have also heard him use it before he left office in other instances but I couldn’t find an article on all of them right now. Hillary indirectly blamed ‘fake news’ for her loss. I am also leaving a link (b) to an article with her quote. But I agree that’s Trump have been using it much too much and more than anybody else. I know that we both wish for a truly empathic and strong leader to come along and hopefully it will happen. It just seems like narcissistic traits are more rewarding to have if you are a politician right now and it makes it hard for the non-NPD politicians to stay.

            (a) https://www.voteriders.org/news_item/president-obama-calls-voter-fraud-fears-fake-news/

            (b) https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/blogs-trending-42724320

          3. Mommypino

            Let me correct myself in that Trump popularized the term Fake News, although he did of course give himself the credit for having invented the phrase at one point, but he really just popularized it to the point it was added to the dictionary. Without taking the point of it all out of context that this particular narcissist has overused the phrase to the detriment of democracy by pretty much implying only Fox News tells it right, which is laughable. If another news organization states anything unbiased that runs against his narcissistic image, he colors them black and labels them fake. It’s dangerous. It’s very possible there’s been legitimate fake news against him and other politicians, but not to the degree and multitude of times he has claimed.

            If he’s going to do something good, I wish he’d go ahead and do it. We’re all open to it. If not, then just leaving will suffice.

          4. Hi Kel, Trump is a narcissist so he will take credit for everything that he likes. I believe that Obama was the first person that I have heard it from the news on TV, then Hillary. Obama was warning people before the elections to not believe fake news that are being propagated against Hillary. Although the articles that I gave you shows that Hillary used it first. I can’t find a written article that documented what I saw on TV. I looked up the history of fake news and apparently the term has been used by politicians even long before Trump was born. If I will rely on my memory, I will give Obama the credit of bringing back the term ‘fake news’ into modern usage and evolving it into something that is spread through the internet technology which was not available in the early days that ‘fake news’ term was first used.
            Regarding Trump doing good things, we have different perceptions obviously lol. But I think I’ll just stick to where we agree wishing better people will come to lead our country and I hope the same thing happens to other countries. 😊💕

          5. MP
            Don’t give Obama so much credit. I’m sure you can find some fake news mentions and Enemy’s of the Peoples stuff from President Nixon too.

            I second your emotion of looking towards a more harmonious future for the US and all! 😊💕

    1. Hi HG,

      I have been thinking a lot about Israel and wonder if you can answer the following…

      What does Israel require for Citizenship?

      If we are to believe that God promised that specific land to a specific group of people, then shouldn’t the people applying for Citizenship need to prove that they are actual members of that specific group?

      Does Israel require DNA / genetic proof that a person is an ACTUAL descendant of Abraham (is he the right person?)?

      Or am I correct in believing that the rules are that the person applying for Citizenship to Israel need only to have converted to the religion of Judaism (or that their anscestors were the ones who converted to Judaism)?

      It seems to me that if God promised that land to ABRAHAM’s DESCENDANTS, then most of the residents of Israel are committing FRAUD and their actions are CRIMINAL in nature.

      Personally, I would not go there because I cannot imagine a more hostile and unwelcoming place – which is TRULY SINFUL. (in my opinion)

      What are your thoughts or knowledge of this?

      Thank you!

      1. HG,

        Can you imagine if Christians were “allowed” to have a land for themselves? THAT would be called racist.

        Why isn’t what Israel is doing considered racist? Or WORSE?

        WHY are we supposed to believe that God favors them?

        WHY are we supposed to believe that God tells us to hate one another?

        WHY are we supposed to believe that God tells us to kill one another? That is not the God that I know.

        The behavior that I have seen personally throughout my lifetime by this group has been consistently HATEFUL (with a minority of exceptions, but even those have been deceptive with me and used me – or tried and FAILED).

        WHY are we supposed to believe the words of KNOWN LIARS, thieves and murderers?? How dumb are we? As dumb as they think we are??? They are constantly telling us that they are the most intelligent people alive. Why are we allowing ourselves to be used, abused and victimized by the ULTIMATE VICTIM NARCISSISTS??

        Iran is a “Muslim state” (I think). I feel that this is their right.

        I have no problem with there being a place for Jewish people, either, not that they care about my opinion. I have seen and can imagine the hateful looks on their hateful faces. I have seen too much of them. I have had more than enough. There seems to be no escape, even at the gym…

        I believe that no one but God can own Jerusalem and it should be a place for EVERYONE to feel welcome. It is hateful towards God for people to think that they are His favorites, that they decide which religion is the “right” one, that they can hate or kill other people because we are all created by Him.
        If we hate one another, we are not acting like God, we are acting like the devil. If we kill a person, then we are killing a child of God.

        There should NOT be an American Embassy or any national flag in this HOLY PLACE (Jerusalem)…

        Not that the Israel is open to suggestions from “outsiders”. To them, my thoughts and opinion are worthless. They do what they want. At all times. Wherever they go, they show up and act like they own the place (my country, the United States of America is included, as well as Europe). They are always enshrining themselves and their ancestors’ gory deaths all over the world. Everyone is expected (by them) to BEND OVER and take it. Not me. Try that, asshole, and you will find yourself cockless.

        No one on earth seems able to “allow” Christians to have a place exclusively. Why is that? I think it is because we do not ask, nor do we make demands or have expectations or delusions of grandiosity. We do not behave like entitled, spoiled, rotten whiny children who were never told no.

        Time to say “no”!!! – and tell them to grow up and to fight their own battles!! – STOP hiding behind OUR men, weapons and money.

          1. Dearest NarcAngel,
            I’m positive I enrolled in Mr Tudor’s class
            Thanks for being head prefect and directing newbies 👩‍🎓
            Mwah 💋
            Luv Bubbles xx 😘

          2. NarcAngel,

            If I were lost and wandering in a desert, then I would be Hagar, the Egyptian Princess who was enslaved by Abraham and his wife Sarah. She was then forced to marry Abraham and be raped by him in order to produce a male heir, so as to fulfill the supposed promise by God to give that land to Abraham’s descendants. Then, Sarah got pregnant and had a son, so Abraham and Sarah ejected Hagar and her son, Ishmael to the desert, where she wandered in a desert, looking for water to give her son to drink.

            Just another illustration of more abuse throughout history.

            I do not know, but this may be the origin of why Jewish people and Muslim people dislike and distrust each other. I only know what I have read and heard from others, and am NOT an authority on any of the religions. It is very possible that I have the names and details wrong – all we have to go by is what people wrote. I do not know how accurate those words are. All I know is my own life and my experiences. What I have seen, heard and felt, so my personal perspective. I have been and continue to be the object of hated from others from various groups (including groups which I consider myself to be a part of) – just like everyone else on this planet. I am NOT their Mommy, however, and do not take responsibility for protecting them. Their bad behavior belongs to them and it is their responsibility to try to redeem themselves, if they are men enough to try.

            I am merely REACTING to their abusive actions, which appears to be a worldwide trend.

          3. NarcAngel,

            We are all aware that Christians are ALL races. So, it is not “racist” to want a place for Christians – just more projection from the haters who think they have a right to control our minds, mouths and everything that makes us FREE.

            My son’s father’s ancestors came to America over 334 years ago- and with 12 other families, founded a part of a major East Coast city to escape religious persecution as Christians. They set up a town and church. They fought in the American Revolution. They were part of the Underground Railroad and fought in the Civil War (as did my ancestors). They TRULY believed in FREEDOM.

            My ex-boyfriend who is Apache / Mexican / Spanish / Portuguese (American) is a Christian. He is so Christian, he was born on Christmas Eve! And was an altar boy..

            Look at how many African Americans are Christians. Their ancestors who were enslaved got through their ordeal with help and Faith (a tradition that lives on today through their descendants).

            I have a church that I used to go to when I lived on the West Coast. It was so UPLIFTING. Everyone was there – White, Black, Asian, Latino, rich, poor, even homeless. Everyone was welcome.

            Most residents of the American Continent are Christian – maybe the American continent can be for Christians. WHY NOT

            The Jewish people can have that little piece of land (if their cousins agree) – not my fight, interest or concern..

            Not my son’s fight, either.

            NOT MY COUNTRY’S FIGHT!!!!!!!

          4. Hi Kate, may I ask what is it that Trump is doing for Israel that makes you upset? Is it The military support?

        1. Jesus turning his other cheek after being slapped seems to be understood by many to submit to his oppressors and abusers …

          I interpret this act as one of DEFIANCE and STRENGTH.

        2. A group of Christians already have a country of their own and it’s the only Theocratic country that currently exists: Vatican.

          If you’re upset at Trump because he is helping Israel, you just have to eat your heart out. First, Israel is our long time ally so it’s not like Trump is doing something weird or unacceptable. And second, they are giving him lots of fuel. He has an amazingly high approval rating in Israel, second only to the Philippines. They even have a ‘Donald Trump Square’ to show gratitude to him. So naturally, he will help them and relish the fuel from it.

  5. I was a child in the 60’s, I witnessed history in the making because it all happened in my backyard, growing up outside of DC. If you think people of that time didn’t fight for women’s rights and civil rights, against pollution, and for peace, then it’s because you grew up spoiled enjoying the fruits of those peoples accomplishments and you don’t appreciate the fights it took to make it all happen. Even when I was a teenager, female’s opinions in conversations was not taken seriously. Suffragettes fighting for the right to vote didn’t just march, they were man handled, broken bones, thrown in horrid prisons and not medically attended to. This was just for the right to vote. Black men, who had once been slaves, were given the right to vote before any women, and it had to be fought for. Civil Rights in the 60’s in DC was a very scary time, there was a lot of anger, assassinations, bloodshed, all in order to live in the same neighborhoods, eat in the same restaurants, rise in position in the same companies. The kids in those times had to be brave while the adults went back and forth. Desegregating meant a handful of uncomfortable black children had to leave their all black school and go to an all white school where they were the only ones who were black. I’m sure handfuls of white children were bussed to black schools and just as uncomfortable. Add to it that neither one of us had ever been around each other because of segregation. Prayers in school meant that if your family didn’t pray to the same God, then you would politely go stand out in the hall while the teacher said a prayer with the class. Women’s Lib was about the right to equal pay, to rising in position in a company. If you think the things you take for granted today weren’t fought for with sacrifice and blood, you are completely wrong.

    George Washington did not believe in having political parties, and he was so right. We are divided like fans of opposing football teams, and the danger is that a party can be owned by organizations such as the NRA. Again it’s the children today who are the brave ones going to schools, practicing shooter drills, and who walked out of classrooms and organized marches against the threat of gun violence. How many children have lost their lives, grown up too fast, and yet an organization brainwashes people to not care about their own children, and the people who will be the ones supporting this country when we’re old.

    I don’t like how radical people are when supporting their party. There’s no reason to be so emotional, and not calm. I honestly don’t know anything this administration has accomplished in the past three years. What is good was already in place. But a lot has been undone. A lot was fought for by citizens, with blood and sacrifice, that I saw growing up. If you think the 1950’s was wonderful then you’re not seeing the real picture. That’s why the 1960’s had civil rights and women’s rights and a movement by young people for brotherly love, which the Bible says.

    This isn’t about which political party you’re on, it’s about Democracy, the ground people before us and during my time paved for us. It’s about making further progress, not undoing and going backwards. It’s about the freedom and rights of people.

  6. On the contrary Mr Tudor, I believe Trump is exposing a nation of narcissists! Who’s most upset about his Victory? Democrats, Replicans, Mainstream Media, The Global Elite? What’s up is down, left is right, he wasn’t supposed to win! Sure he may exhibit narc traits but who wouldn’t at that level? Anyone who has attacked him has failed. Have you read Antifragile by Nassim Taleb? It explains some of this. A lot of good has already come and will come from the Trump administration, it may take a few years for people to figure that out.

  7. What the “owners” of the Democratic Party (George Soros and his little friends, also Obamas and Clintons) have done to my country is disgusting.

    None of them EARNED this place.

    None of their ancestors fought or risked their lives for strangers and the future.

    They are all typical – greedy and selfish users.

    If my ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War (and every war before and since, to this day) could have seen into the future, I wonder if they would have chosen to risk their lives for this lot of ungrateful users. I am so sad to see what has become of this once exceptional place and people.

    This does not feel like home anymore.

  8. Hi HG,

    I thought that it would be interesting to some to know that when George Soros talks about living through Nazi occupation, it should be noted (but he does not stress) that he lived in the country of Hungary.and the Nazis occupied Hungary for less than four (4) months.

    When I was a girl, it was required reading to read “Anne Frank” – this person (George Soros) is no Ann Frank.

      1. Thank you, HG.

        Another interesting fact is that I was educated in the public school system in the United States. Making “The Diary of Anne Frank” required reading illustrates the use of “Social Influence” (in my opinion).

        I found a definition for “Social Influence”:

        Social Influence is the change in behavior that one person causes in another, intentionally or unintentionally, as a result of the way the changed person perceives themselves in relationship to the influencer, other people and society in general. Three areas of “Social Influence” are:

        1. Conformity

        2. Compliance

        3. OBEDIENCE.

        I feel that that forcing me to read “The Diary of Anne Frank” was child abuse. This was traumatizing for me.

        No one ever teaches or talks about the MORE THAN FIVE (5) MILLION NON-JEWISH EUROPEANS WHO WHO MURDERED by the Nazis – I WILL.

        They are not to be forgotten.

        Their ancestors do not insist on their tragic deaths being repeatedly talked about, nor is it their goal to engender sympathy. Their behavior is more to my liking.

        1. Trump is a TRAITOR.

          He did NOT go to Poland to commemorate and recognize the invasion of Poland, which was the beginning of World War II (or what we are told was the start). Three Million (3,000,000) Polish Catholics were murdered in Poland by Nazis.

          Also, before Nazis invaded Poland, they imprisoned and murdered Catholic priests, nuns and others who were faithful to their religion in Germany. Catholic churches were closed. It appears that the Nazis’ actual goal was to rid Europe of Christianity. As usual, the jews brainwash everyone into thinking that it is all about them and think they own the world, demanding sympathy and special treatment. People need to read and not allow themselves to be told everything.

          Everyone reporting on “news” were too interested in another hurricane in Florida. No one cares about the TRUE tragedy (Christian churches being trampled through by non-believers in the aftermath of World War II). No one seems pays attention. No one seems to care.

          As always, people are distracted by the shiny object or the biggest noise maker around.

          Trump is bought and paid for.

          Trump does NOT represent me, nor do the crazy people that I see at his rallies (FYI).

        2. I had a jewish therapist who said this to me, – “You like playing the victim, don’t you?!!”

          Talk about PROJECTION..

  9. There’s a network of narcissist leaders scattered strategically across the planet right now. The nuclear bomb threat from Russia is unbelievable. He’s a Madman. They just said they flew two nuclear bomb planes near Alaska, days after a nuclear mushroom appeared in their sky from a nuclear missile test that failed- the radiation not only killed people, it contaminated the doctors treating them! I really believe Trump was placed here to stop America from being a threat. It’s like these narcissist leaders in power are trying to end the world. If it’s not the environment, it’s nuclear. Every country has had everyday citizens protesting. HG, seriously, how do we stop this? Can’t a network of intelligent narcissists at least take over?? I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but it’s time to sound the bell.

    1. I agree with you kel2day.
      This is one arena where denial is doing a lot of damage.
      We don’t need intelligent narcissists in power. We need empathic leaders. Like Jacinda Arden.

      I don’t think humanity will end but I fear things are going to get much worse before they get better. The difference is the scale of potential destruction. Nowhere will be immune. Humanity’s arrogance is going to bite us on the arse. Many civilisations have risen and fallen before, we’re in denial if we think we can maintain this current system, both domestically and globally.

      1. Tappi,
        You’re right about denial. A lot of people don’t even watch the news or know what’s happening because it’s too stressful to watch.

        If the Occupant in the WH is the one with the thumb control on our nuke button, then his gushing love affair and love letters with Vladimir and Kim aren’t much of a threat if it comes down to a Cold War between us. He’s befriended his enemies and they’re laughing behind his back. His narcissism is the death of us and what we stand for.

        I believe in the power of positivity and of the people. I’m also praying for a lightning bolt to come down and strike certain strategic narcissist’s, lol.

        1. I LOLed at your lightning bolt comment kel2day. Are you listening Thor? Use your might for good!

          There are some encouraging developments scattered throughout the globe. Eg, AOC is a shining example in your neck of the woods; the determination of the Hong Kong protestors; Jacinda; extinction rebellion; Greta T, come immediately to mind.

          It’s going to take cunning and persistence to effect positive changes at all levels of govt and also society. Reading HG has helped me realise that. Those in power won’t give it up without a fight. Oh and a global blanket ban on all tabloid exploitative media.

          I wish we could reframe the whole left-right divide in politics. It’s not helpful. There must be some political scientists out there formulating new theories. I’m really condensing my thoughts in the interests of time though I hope you get my general drift.

          Are you kel of the kel with lovely hand pic from many months past?

          1. PS kel2day
            More lols from me at the gushing love affair/love letters comment!

            Russia and China are certainly dangerous. They’re positioning themselves globally and preparing for war. They have long been allies and deflect the true nature of their relationship. Before anyone accuses me of being a conspiracy theorist, please go do some reading. The evidence is overwhelming.

          2. Tappi,

            Lol at Thor, and yeah please already!! Yes there’s a feeling of heroism with the new young blood in government now who aren’t afraid and don’t back down from doing what’s right like AOC. I wish we could help the protesters in Hong Kong and the citizens in Russia too who’ve been so bravely protesting. I hope they succeed, in the meanwhile.. Gods- Mother Nature -cheeseburger heart attacks.

            I agree about reading HG as he’s said narcissists won’t be stopped from their mission. But what if other narcissists challenged them?

            I am the same Kel, no need to write out the whole long Kel2day. WP wouldn’t let me use my old name and said I had to have a longer name. WP must be a narc, lol.

          3. Kel
            I suppose their own agendas will get in the way- other narcissists challenging I mean. Nancy Pelosi seems like an example of that.

            Ha ha re: WP… if it was human it would be narc! So contrary. Though if you think about how enormous the back end of the program must be, the glitches come as no surprise….. and we all know how IT professionals operate- run with a product, release it before it’s actually ready and then update and ‘fix bugs’ after lots of complaint and protest!!

          4. Tappi,
            Pelosi has had her battles with Trump for sure. I think she sees it as, if he’s impeached, then kookoo VP Pence will just pardon him and trump will get off Scott-Free, but if we wait a year til he’s out of office and we hopefully elect a new president who won’t pardon trump, then trump will be legally prosecuted and his orange face will have an orange prison uniform to match.

          5. Kel
            lol… yes an orange uniform will suit him.

            Nancy doesn’t seem supportive of AOC for example she poo pooed her green new deal. Perhaps she’s threatened by her. I’m not up to date with the finer details of US politics, too busy watching my own horror show here.

  10. Trump isn’t the real threat.

    Stop being distracted by the shiny object!

    Put on your sunglasses so you can see clearly..

  11. Hi HG,

    I would like to suggest and request that you write an article on George Soros.

    His money, influence and policies appear to have done and continue to do a lot of damage to the world (in my opinion). He was a Jewish child in occupied Europe during Nazi occupation and appears to have an axe to grind (again, IMO). I think he is the one who wants a “New World Order”.

    It would be very helpful to learn what you think..

    Thank you!

      1. Thank you so much, HG.

        There is so much information (facts) about him, his connections, projects and his $32 BILLION dollars. I realize that this would be very time-consuming and I appreciate you considering outlining how this person in seen through the Tudor Scope! Hopefully, you will.

          1. Hi HG,

            You say to “vent your spleen!”, so hope it is okay to add more..

            When I read the above-referenced article from The Wall Street Journal, it upset me to hear that these four people who do not share my Christian Faith are mocking it by calling themselves “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”.

            God will not be mocked.

            I would like to share the following TRUE story to illustrate:

            I have been friends for about 22 years with a sweet Jewish woman. I know her two children, mother and sister. Maybe 4 years ago, I met her, her mother and two very young children at a play area. For some reason, the two children were clinging (literally) to her and her older child kept running away and thought it was hilarious how her mom chased her around. Anyway, this left me with her mother to talk to.

            Her mother’s face took an uncharacteristic appearance and she said in a mocking tone, “Do you believe in that FAIRY TALE, (describing the Immaculate Conception)?”

            Me, “Yes.”

            My friend’s mother, “How?” or “Why?”

            Me, “It is a matter of faith.”

            The discussion continued briefly, then my friend intervened and brought it to an end. My friend changed the subject to how her mother was going to need cataract surgery and I excitedly told them that I had a wonderful doctor to recommend for my friend’s mother. He has excellent credentials and had done the same surgery for my mother, and it was a complete success. They did not want my recommendation. They went to someone else.

            The result?

            One of her eyes got diseased and had to be removed.

            The other eye? She can barely see through it.

          2. HG,

            I hope that I am not being a nuisance!

            This blew my mind, so wanted to share..

            A link to another article from The Wall Street Journal (the one that I reference here is dated May 3, 2017) and has this to say:

            “Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is currently in business with Goldman-Sachs Group, Inc. and billionaires George Soros and Peter Thiel, according to people familiar with the matter and securities filings.

            The previously undisclosed business relationships with titans of the financial and technology worlds are through a real-estate tech startup called Cadre that Mr. Kushner cofounded and currently partly owns.

            … in a building owned by the Kushner family’s company…”

            https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-adviser-jared-kushner-didnt-disclose-startup-stake-1493717405

            WHY is George Soros involved?

            The corruption is mind blowing.

        1. HI HG,

          I assume that you know George Soros as “The Man who broke the Bank of England”.

          I am attempting to put a link for an article that was published by “The Telegraph” on 13 September 2002 which tells the tale well..

          https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2773265/Billionaire-who-broke-the-Bank-of-England.html

          The last paragraph of the article says, “He is rumoured to have given away almost 200 million British Pounds , partly through his Soros Foundation to support democracy in Russia and Eastern Europe.”

          Another quote from the above article, “He admitted that his actions had benefited no one but himself…”

          Funny, the Hungarians (who are on the Eastern end of Europe and know him VERY well because he was born and lived there until going to England to study) – see right through him and have kicked out his hateful organizations. I am proud to be part Hungarian! haha.

          Time for England and America to wake up and get rid of him and his hateful little friends, as well..

          1. More mocking of the Christian Faith AND Jesus (again)- they call Trump “The King of Israel”.

  12. Hi HG,

    I’m job searching and entry level. I have never had such a hard time getting a job ever since Trump has been President. No, really. Before he was President, it never took months to get hired. I see that a lot of entry level college graduates are having the same difficulty now. And it is taking months to find a job. I have had jobs and even with some experience, it has been crazy hard to get hired. A lot of people are going through this and it is being ignored for some reason.

    Just the fact that I never had this much trouble landing a job before Trump makes me wonder. And I have been seeing that employers are more picky and bias now more than ever.

    1. Do you know why it’s like this now? What is going on?

    2. Are employers being gaslighted to act and think like Trump now? It seems and feels this way.

    3. I’m so confused. I feel fear and confusion and this makes me think. Gaslighting. Is this fear and confusion the effects of him gaslighting America, too? It feels this way.

  13. HG,

    I have a two part question.

    How much fuel would Trump get from reading the online reaction in comments (here and elsewhere) by those who feel negatively provoked by his actions?

    And is the ability of a narc to derive fuel from online sources in direct relation to school and cadre? So, for example – due to less cognitive ability etc.- a lesser somatic narcissist would get less fuel from the written word (text, email, message boards) than a mid-ranger cerebral narcissist would from the exact same words? I realize the potency/quality is dependent the particular source of the fuel (primary, secondary, tertiary) but all other things being equal, I wonder if the higher the cognitive functioning means the better the skill of the narc to ‘read’ the emotion behind the written word?

    1. 1. Each item he reads provides a small amount of fuel as it is the written word, the potency will be low because it is from tertiary sources (in the main) but if he spends an hour reading the responses then he gets an hour of repeated and frequent low potency, low amount does of fuel. However, consider the impact of a cheering (or jeering) crowd he stands in front of. Tertiary sources so low potency BUT thousands of large amounts of fuel (he is physically proximate) and frequency is for as long as the cheering/jeering continues and therefore that provides a massive amount of fuel.
      2. No, the potency, amount and frequency are the same. The difference is the size and scope of access to the fuel the different schools of narcissist have.

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