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Four Takeaways from Trump’s Latest Tweet Tantrum


Four Takeaways from Trump’s Latest Tweet Tantrum

Robert Reich

This morning Donald Trump bashed NBC, tweeting: “Totally biased NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed & others that jobs are coming back to the U.S., but had nothing to do with TRUMP, is more FAKE NEWS. Ask top CEO’s of those companies for real facts. Came back because of me!”

Here are four takeaways from Trump’s latest tantrum:


It's not only pathological narcissism (not a diagnosed condition) but malignant narcissism. This is a far, far more dangerous personality disorder (mental illness) than most realize.


The only "FAKE" here is TRUMP himself.


Yep. What's crazy is think about this: he's basically making secretive ad hoc deals with long term consequences outside normal processes when he's doing some of this stuff he's praising himself for. He met with Execs from Bayer who are trying to buy Monsanto. He's basically doing an end around antitrust review by doing this. The havoc it could wreak on food prices, let alone other issues, is just not on his radar. It's about tweets and love. Scary.


It's sociopathy beyond mental illness.


Don't think so. I have had direct experience with Trump's form of mental illness and it isn't as advanced as sociopathic behavior.


The madness of this truly contemptible, ugly, and dangerous person is a clear and present danger to the US and the entire world. Childish ego-centrism, ignorance, pathological narcissism, and arrogant aggression are dangerous combinations.
The "me boss" MO of evading normal regulatory mechanisms, precedent, and appointing corrupt and extremist hacks to "regulatory" agencies (already corrupted) and cabinet positions who's stated mission is to destroy those sectors is the antithesis of what government was "instituted" for - not to protect greed and self-interest, exploitation and profits above all else, government is/was instituted to protect the Common Good - consumers, workers, a healthy environment, clean air and water all now targeted by a madman of low or zero moral compass!

So, who will finally stand-up and say this is madness, that this runs counter to all we as a nation are supposed to stand-for? Who will be today's Joseph Welsh and say it loud? "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

The problem is that with all three branches of government corrupted by big-money and narrow extremist "vision", or "religious" bigotry, to fight trump's madness takes great courage! The MO of the orange emperor is to bully, evade, initiate court battles and threaten opposition - so who will have the courage to say "ENOUGH"?

Its clear the Dem Party establishment MO is corruption, collusion and cowardice and too entrenched to truly reform and become the opposition party Bernie Sanders & a few others (very) are fighting to create and will very likely remain the corrupt tweedle-dee to trumps tweedle-dumb madness and there will be no organized and growing opposition except in the streets!

There ain't no justice, just us!


"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require it."

John Adams