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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145 Comments

  1. I wonder how many of our elected officials in the United States of America are on the payroll?

    I want names.

    1. Hi HG,

      Did you know that on December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law :

      The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (131 Stat. 2054) ?

      I hope that Congress finds a way to repeal this piece of work.

      I wonder if it has affected you or anyone you know who is not a United States Citizen. Did you know that you also have a right to appeal to Congress, if so? You can use the link that I provided on an earlier comment by me to read the Foreign Affairs roles of Congress (I remember that it was the last one on the list, but I do not know the process).

      This law has International Trade Issues, Conflicts of Interest, Budget Deficit and Debt issues, as well as Environmental impact — and has been exploited for what appears to be ENORMOUS financial gains by the Trump and Kushner families (I hope that Congress will look for the proof and hold them accountable). If not, the exploitation by these families, their allies, business partners and “friends” could continue well into the future – with HUGE problems for countless people now and into the future.

      The “Impeachment Inquiry” regarding that phone call with a Ukranian seems (to me) to be a distraction from what are REAL reasons to impeach this fraudulent Administration of CROOKS (in my opinion).

      I am also concerned that Trump’s actions are bringing our American soldiers in harm’s way, as well as affecting people who live in the Middle East, but that is a separate issue (I think). Just more reason to Impeach, though.

      What are your thoughts, HG???

    2. Professor Tudor,

      I found this on the White House website:

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/background-press-call-impact-tax-cuts-jobs-act/

      ” …
      CHAIRMAN HASSETT: Okay, yeah, thanks for adding that [senior administration official].

      So next question, if there is one.

      Q Hey, this is Richard Rubin at the Wall Street Journal. On Opportunity Zones, you referenced the wage growth numbers. What’s the sort of logical story for that, given that what we’ve seen so far in Opportunity Zones, is, as you mentioned, property purchases, fundraising from people with capital gains? We haven’t – a lot of these investments, obviously, are long-tail – long-time investments. So what logical connection is there between the zone designations and the wage increases that you’re talking about?””

      CHAIRMAN HASSETT: Yeah, you’re right to point out that we were surprised at how quickly the wage numbers headed up …”

      I found this to be VERY interesting!

      What do you think, HG?

  2. Hi HG,

    Have you ever seen video of Donald Trump’s father or heard what he was like? You can hear President Trump himself talk about his father in past interviews that he has done. There are also video clips of his father.

    I would find it so interesting to hear what Mr. Trump would think of his son and the family / business legacy that he has created using the family name. Any thoughts?

      1. Mr. Trump may be pleased in that their family legacy in America (beginning with his grandfather’s brothel) shows them being here for the purposes of usery, exploitation and greed.

    1. OMG, HG!

      Here is a link to an article from “Breaking Israel News”, dated June 25, 2019 (by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz). This is the title and part of it:

      “Donald Trump’s father was so dedicated to Israel causes, people thought he was Jewish

      “Donald Trump is arguably the most pro-Israel president in U.S. history and it could be tha the roots of this beneficence towards the Jewish state go deep into the president’s family history….

      Whether to win favor with his Jewish tenants or not, Fred was a noted philanthropist who gave generously to Jewish causes including the Long Island Jewish Hospital. …

      This Trump family tradition of dating to Jewish causes took on a decidedly political twist in the 1908’s when Donald Trump donated heavily to help build new infrastructure for the Israelis removed from the northern Sinai as part of the peace agreement with Egypt. Again, in 2005, Trump generously helped resettle the Jews expelled from Gush Katif. At aout the same time, Trump also donated $10,000 to American Friends of Beit El Institutions, a fund for religious institutions in Samaria.

      It is well-known that Donald Trump has been a long-time friend of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Though this is clearly a manifestation of the strong political alliance between the two countries, it has its roots in the president’s family. Fred Trump, the president’s father, became friends with Netanyahu while he was the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations in Manhattan.”

      THIS IS ILLEGAL IN MY OPINION.

      SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, brats! (THIS INCLUDES A SYNAGOGUE.)

      We need someone who knows what to do to do something.

      PLEASE!!!

      1. HG,

        I have some “Breaking American News” for the writer of the above-referenced article (Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz):

        The fraternity that he identifies in his article as Jewish, Sigma Alpha Mu, has a lot of Italian Catholic members (I know them personally).

          1. I have “News” (It was to me):

            Donald Trump’s Great-Grandfather’s surname was Christ.

            Donald Trump’s father, Fred Trump had good reason to thank his mother for his success. She was quite a woman, Elizabeth Christ, and no one talks about her in the Trump family. I wish that they would.

          1. Did you hear the Good News, Professor Tudor??

            They found a hidden treasure!

            On September 24th, I heard the news from the television that a painting titled “Christ Mocked” by Italian master, Cimabue was “found” in a small town north of Paris, France”.*

            The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France burned on April 15, 2019 (the day after Palm Sunday). Easter came 6 days after that. Anyway, not that long ago..

            I got curious, found this information on the internet and wanted to share in case it is of interest to you or anyone else:

            Cimabue (a.k.a. Cenni Di Peopo or Cenni di Pepi) was an early Renaissance artist and he probably died around 1302 in Pisa, Italy. This long-lost masterpiece (“Christ Mocked”) was “found” a few months ago and will be auctioned October 27, 2019 in France.

            There are only ten (10) known works existing by Cimabue – this is RARE!!!

            “Christ Mocked” is part of a set of three. The other two scenes from the set are in the National Gallery in London – and the other one is in the Frick Collection in New York.

            “Christ Mocked” is now on display in the National Gallery in London.

            Are you going to go and see it, HG??!!!

          2. HG,

            This is old News, but it is still Good News!

            When the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France burned on April 15-16, 2019*, the precious relic, The Crown of Thorns, was found to be unharmed..

            * referring to a comment below this one (I sent to you on September 27, 2019) – about the September 24, 2019 announcement of the painting “Christ Mocked” being discovered just north of Paris, France probably around the same time as the Notre-Dame fire.

            “Christ Mocked” by Italian early renaissance master, Cimabue shows Jesus being “crowned” by a group of his fellow Jewish people.

            Cimabue (a.k.a. Cenni Di Pepo or Cenni di Pepi) died in Pisa, Italy. The leaning Tower of Pisa started leaning during Cimabue’s lifetime. It is a bell tower and part of Pisa’s Cathedral Square.

            It is so strange that Donald Trump’s father’s mother was Elizabeth Christ Trump because her maiden name is Christ and all that this means to me. WHY do they deny her?

            Sorry if I am boring you with all of this, but I find it fascinating and thought someone other than myself would, too.

          3. Kate

            I don’t think you’re whipping up much of a lather of intetest here. The subject is narcissism. Maybe try something in that area.

          4. HG,

            Have you heard the news that Representative Adam Schiff (Democrat for California), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, on September 25, 2019 tweeted, “The transcript of the call reads like a classic mob shakedown: – We do a lot for Ukraine – There’s not much reciprocity – I have a favor to ask – Investigate my opponent – My people will be in touch – Nice country you got there. It would be a shame if something happened to her.”

            I got this from an NBC News article with the title, “Lawmakers React to Text of Trump’s Ukraine call: ‘A Classic Mob Shakedown’.

            You can watch the video of Adam Schiff from September 25, 2019 and read the article with the link below:

            https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/classic-mob-shakedown-lawmakers-react-summary-trump-s-ukraine-call-n1058631

            These people need to re-watch the following:

            1. “The Godfather” trilogy,

            2. “Goodfellas” and

            3. the entire series of “The Sopranos”

            From what I can tell, it seems like a person cannot be a part of the Italian Mafia unless they are “in the family”, and therefore, a person CANNOT buy their way in.

            Perhaps Trump is in the Jewish Mafia – they probably take several forms of payment.

          5. HG,

            The link below is for the cover story of “Forbes” magazine from February 28, 2019 (with these words on the cover:

            “WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE… ”

            https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2019/01/31/ryan-williams-30-started-a-revolutionary-800m-fintech-but-he-cant-escape-his-kushner-trump-connection/#7b72b5586f0a

            Of interest to me was the following:

            “… Williams developed and incubated the Cadre concept with Jared and his brother, Josh. …

            Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner co-founded Cadre while running his family’s real estate business. He kept a stake when he went to the White house …

            Williams has accumulated… backers with ties to the current Trump era. .

            … Over the past two years, Trump has busted a lot of norms, many derived from emoluments issues and a family which continues to own wide-ranging business interests while leading the federal government. …

            … in 2012, Congress had passed the Jobs Act, which, among other things, allowed online portals to crowdfund real estate. …

            A friend of Ryan Williams since their Harvard days, Josh Kushner and his Thrive Capital helped launch Cadre and he still sits on its board. …

            Jared Kushner’s decision to retain a stake in Cadre … his failure– inadvertent, he says — to disclose his stake on his initial federal financial forms …

            … Cadre recently launched an investment program to take advantage of the opportunity-zone tax breaks, which the White House put in motion. … Ivanka Trump’s involvement with the implementation of opportunity zones as a possible violation of the federal conflict-of-interest laws. In her financial statements, it noted, Trump had promised to recuse herself from issues that “would have a direct and predictable effect on Cadre” because of her husband’s ownership position.

            … By not shedding his assets to take the biggest job in the world, the billionaire president flouts all sorts of clear conflict-of-interest and emoluments norms, down to ticky-tack spending by lobbyists and potentates at Trump’s hotel in D.C. and his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The near-billionaire secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross has lied and bumbled his way into insider trading accusations and a reprimand from the federal government’s top ethics officer. Tycook Carl Icahn took a role as special advisor to the president while remaining in charge of his massive investment firm.

            (After this story published, Cadre emphasized that Kushner’s lawyer has said that Kushner’s continuing passive ownership in Cadre “was reviewed and approved by the Office of Government Ethics.”)”

            The writer of this article really did his research! We are so lucky that there are reporters who report the facts. I think he makes it easy to see a network of Narcissists.

            What do you think, HG???

  3. I believe that the goal of this global network is to get everyone everywhere to turn on each other with hate in our hearts … so that we kill each other (including our unborn) – leaving only those “elites” to enjoy what was given to all.

    These brats do not know how to play nicely with their fellow human beings.

    They do NOT see us as human beings.

      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. HG,

          Are you any of the following people:

          – Peter Chernin, News Corp President

          – Brad Grey, Paramount Pictures Chairman

          – Robert Iger, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive

          – Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures Chairman

          – Barry Meyer, Warner Bros. Chaiman

          – Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. Chief Executive

          – Harry Sloan, MGM Chairman

          – Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal Chief Executive

          – – – OR –

          – one of the Weinstein brothers???

          1. HG,

            Are you any of the following people???:

            – University of Pennsylvania* President, Amy Gutmann

            – Harvard University President, Lawrence S. Bacow

            – Yale University President, Peter Salovey

            – Princeton University President, Christopher L. Eisgruber

            – Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

            – Dartmouth College President, Philip J. Hanlon

            – Massachusetts Institute of Technology President, L. Rafael Reif

            – Cornell University President, Martha E. Pollack

            – Columbia University President, Lee Bollinger

            – Georgetown University Chairman, William Doyle

            – Carnegie Mellon University Chairman, Jim Rohr

            – University of Southern California President, Carol Folt

            – Middlebury College President, Laurie L. Patton

            – Haverford College President, Wendy Raymond

            – Johns Hopkins University President, Ronald J. Daniels

            – Tufts University Chairman, Peter R. Dolan

            – Washington and Lee University President, William C. Dudley

            – Vassar College President, Elizabeth H. Bradley

            – Amherst College President, Carolyn Martin

            – Brown University President, Christina Paxson

            – Northwestern University Chairman, J. Landis Martin

            – Washington University (St. Louis) Chancellor, Andrew R. Martin

            – Rice University President, David Leebron

            – Vanderbilt University Chairman, Bruce R. Evans

            – Emory University President, Claire E. Sterk

            – Hamilton College President, David Wippman

            – Williams College President, Maud Mandel

            – Carleton College President, Steven G. Poskanzer

            – Swarthmore College President, Valerie Smith

            – Bowdoin College President, Clayton Rose

            – University of Florida President, W. Kent Fuchs

            — OR —

            — Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary in the current Trump Administration

            I am attaching a link to a Wall Street Journal article dated May 15, 2018 regarding Mrs. DeVos’ activities. Below is a partial quote:

            “U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a New York City school while in office on Tuesday, touring an Orthodox Jewish school for girls on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She plans to see a boys’s yeshiva on Wednesday.

            Mrs. DeVos’s decision to skip public schools in the nation’s largest district, with 1.1 million students, upset some public-school advocates.”

            * The University of Pennsylvania was founded by Benjamin Franklin and is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the Constitution of the United States was signed, where The Liberty Bell resides — and unfortunately for America, is also alma mater of President Trump AND Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu – did you know that they are friends?)

            Thank you, Professor Tudor, for letting me speak (FREE Speech, it is in The Constitution of the United States of America, and THEY will not take it from us!)

            We will NOT stand down!

        2. HG,

          Are you Mark Esper, the Secretary of Defense currently for The United States of America in the Donald J. Trump administration?

          1. Yes, between 6am and 10am every other Saturday, then it’s Nicholas Cage’s turn.

          2. Kate,
            No way is he an American Politician. What made you come to that conclusion?
            He is obviously European. I did sort of answer my own question a while back ago. I wondered why HG didn’t write about the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. He stated he didn’t have time yet. He did write about Taylor Swift. I find this very safe for him to do so. I am guessing that HG has met Jeffrey Epstein at some point. I do not believe he was apart of his entourage, but I believe that HG knows more about certain topics than what he would have a believe. HG is much younger than Epstein, Bill Clinton, or Donald Trump. But due to HG being in finance, his connections with Americans and Europeans, and being from a certain class, I think it’s a possibility that HG knows more than he will write about.

          3. Kate: I prefer that HG writes only about what he truly feels like writing about. It takes work and time and thought and preparation to write about all these matters that he embarks on. That is all so valuable. But, as long as he stays true to Himself and maintains his control of subject topics, time flies when he is interested in writing about something, I would surmise. I enjoy so much the spirit and enthusiasm in HG`s writing. I become caught up in it. I like that. I am more of a lively learner. And, HG is very lively.

          4. HG,

            Are you Steven Mnuchin, current Secretary of the Treasury for the Donald J. Trump Administration?

            — OR —

            Wilbur Ross, current United States Secretary of Commerce in the Donald J. Trump Administration???

          5. I am Steven between 10 am and 11 am on the second Thursday of every month without a Y in its name.
            I am Wilbur from when Arsenal, Liverpool and Burnley win a Premiership game in the same weekend, until the time any one of those teams play or if Watford score a goal, whichever is the sooner.

          6. Not an American prose style, with our host.

            This is why Meghan Markle’s hand is so obvious in Harry’s supposed statements. Brits simply do not speak or write like that.

      2. Thanks for the laugh, HG!

        This is funny, too – Jared Kushner’s office’s address is #666.

        Okay, that is not funny – but I bet he thinks so!

        1. HG,

          Are you Stephen Miller, President Trump’s Senior Advisor and sometimes Speech Writer (I do not know how much he has written, I just know that he has in the past)?

        2. HG,

          Are you Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Senior Adviser, business partner (?) and the person in charge of the “Peace Plan” between Israel and Palestine?

          I found an article that explains things very well and has other links within it. It is dated September 30, 2019 and is titled “In Media Newspeak, a ‘Peace Plan’ for Israel/Palestine is Anything US Proposes”:

          https://fair.org/home/in-media-newspeak-a-peace-plan-for-israel-palestine-is-anything-us-proposes

          Here are some quotes:

          “Prior to the elections in Israel/Palestine in September – marred by blatant racism posturing as the “democratic process,” with millions of Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule unable to vote due to their ethnicity — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated headlines for repeatedly pledging to annex nearly a third of the illegally occupied West Bank, In violation of International law … (New York Times, 9/10/19). …

          The Washington Post’s “Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There” (6/25/19) telling only referred to the Trump administration’s proposal as a “peace plan” in its photo captions, and instead described it as an “economic Plan” or a “White House plan” in the text of the article, when it reported on the economic component of Kushner’s plan to raise “$50 billion in regional investment projects over the next decade.” … has already been “rejected by the Palestinian leadership,” who claim that the US can’t be “an honest peace broker after taking several pro-Israel measures,” such as “recognizing the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”…

          Others have observed how Kushner’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan resembles a real estate developer’s brochure, mentioning “human capital” and “property rights” without mentioning “human rights”, along with buzzwords like “unleashing economic potential”. Other pro-Israel measures omitted from the article that make it impossible to accept the US as an honest broker include the Trump administration’s support for Israel’s illegal annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights (FAIR.org, 4/4/19), the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic post in Washington, the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem and the slashing of aid to Palestinian refugees (Guardian, 6/25/19). …

          That Kushner has never seen the Palestinians as genuine negotiating partners has never been more obvious since he expressed his colonialist dismissal of Palestinians as incapable of self-governance (Axios, 6/2/19) …

          The Los Angeles Times (6/23/19) … offered the assessment of Daniel Benjamin, the director of Dartmouth College’s John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding: “The Trump administration’s policy for the region is to give the Israelis everything that Netanyahu wants and set up a scenario in which the Palestinians are forced to reject it,” thus providing the White House with “the excuse it needs to continue a basically punitive policy towards the Palestinians,” he said. …

          The New York Times (6/1/19) … observed that Trump planned to “throw his full weight behind Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign to save his job as prime minister of Israel” — without mentioning that Netanyahu is facing multiple indictments for corruption. …

          How could a genuine peace agreement be reached when the officials in charge of the plan, like Kushner, US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and former chief negotiator Jason Greenblatt, were all supportive of and bankrolling Israel’s illegal settlements, and have overseen some of the most punitive anti-Palestinian measures in US history (Jacobin, 7/9/19)? How could peace be achieved when the staunchly pro-Israel US plan involved approving Netanyahu’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank considered to be the “food basket” of Palestinians and rendering a viable Palestinian state impossible by fragmenting it into isolated enclaves within Israel (Intercept, 9/11/19)? …

          Whichever path one favors, it should be clear that in media Newspeak, “peace plan” is a propaganda term that only refers to whatever Washington is proposing at any given time.”

          HG, I know that you are not really Jared Kushner, I am just being silly in a very serious situation (to raise awareness). Thank you for letting me share this information!

        3. HG,

          Are you Ryan Williams, Cadre CEO and Co-Founder, and college friend of Josh Kushner?

          — OR —

          Are you possibly Joshua (“Josh”) Kushner* , Cadre Co-Founder (and many other things) ?

          I found this to share (June 10, 2019, from TheRealDeal Real Estate News):

          “Kushner-backed Cadre raised $90M through anonymous offshore vehicle cince 2017

          Jared Kushner’s holding in real estate startup valued at up to $50M”

          https://therealdeal.com/national/2019/06/10/kushner-backed-cadre-raised-90m-through-anonymous-offshore-vehicle-since-2017/

          Part of it states, “Cadre has long drawn scrutiny for potential conflicts of interest as its co-founder and special adviser to the president Jared Kushner acts as international envoy overseas.

          … Since Kushner joined the Trump administration in 2017, Cadre has received $90 million in foreign funding through a Cayman Islands-registered entity run by Goldman Sachs, …

          “It is one of the only assets that Kusher retained and it continues to collect foreign investors without transparency, “Virginia Center of watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said. …

          Kushner, his brother Joshua and Goldman Sachs alum Ryan Williams co-founded Cadre … After entering the White House to serve as an adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner kept a stake in the company …

          Kushner’s attorneys say … that his stake in the company is less than 25 percent. According to his most recent financial disclosures, Kushner’s stake is worth between $25 and $50 million. [The Guardian}”

          Wow!

          * Josh Kushner is the brother Jared Kushner, (husband of President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump) , they retained ownership of Cadre when they came into the White House by NONDISCLOSURE (a.k.a. lying) and possibly FRAUD? It may be a marital asset, so owned by both Jared Kusher and his wife, Ivanka Trump they continue to own it while they are both Advisers to their father and father-in-law.

          Talk about keeping it in the family! Right, HG?

          Also not to be forgotten is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017, thereby creating “Opportunity Zones”. (which are supposed to help low-income people to become home-owners, but this tax loophole is instead being used by clients and owners of CADRE (the Kushner brothers and I would suggest a long list of associates – possibly President Trump included?).

          These people need to be REMOVED from office. THESE REALLY ARE HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, I think there are plenty of intelligent lawyers and investigative reporters who will get to the bottom of it.

          We need our elected officials to stop this. Are they paying attention?

          What do you think about ALL of this, HG??

      1. Anm and Desiree,

        We have NO IDEA who is behind the name “HG Tudor”.

        We do not know his name.

        Who do not know his age.

        We do not know what he does beyond this fantastic blog, books, consultations, etc.

        We do not know what he looks like or where he lives.

        We do not know that he knows Jeffrey Epstein or works in finance or any other field.

        We only know what he he tells us, and he has told us that he lies, so why should we believe his claims?

        Right, HG??

        1. Wrong.

          I have told you that I do not lie in this place because I do not need to.

          I use lies in my personal life because that is necessary.