Trump has once again opened the door into his psyche. This time it’s his review of Kim Jong Un. His end of April narrative, at a time when the NK leader has shown no reticence regarding his willingness to invoke a nuclear war, is rather complimentary. No, Trump is actually showing his transference. His choice of facts parallels his own life.
"At a very young age, [Kim Jong Un] was able to assume power.“ In comparison, DJT took over his father’s work at a youngish age. “A lot of people, I'm sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was [KJU’s] uncle or anybody else. And he was able to do it. So obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie." DJT views KJU’s life the same as his: Trump’s narcissism, through each decade of his life rejected by those that disagree with him, has never received what Trump feels is his just rewards. Trump compliments his “brain” all the time, as he thinks he is a “smart cookie,” and, I’m sure, wants the same accolade. “I can tell you this, and a lot of people don't like when I say it, but he was a young man of 26 or 27 when he took over from his father, when his father died. He's dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others.” How does DJT share KJU’s pain at losing his father? DJT and his father were not close. They talked only of business. I’m sure a young Donald would have wanted more from his father, but not so with older Donald.
Still, why did DJT choose this facet of KJU’s life, expressing sympathy at KJU’s so-called struggle for legitimacy and admiration for KJU’s survival?
See what Trump said at his own father’s death:
When Fred died, Donald Trump gave a cheerful quote for his father’s New York Times obituary, focusing on the way his dad had never wanted to expand into Manhattan. “It was good for me,” he said. “You know, being the son of somebody, it could have been competition to me. This way, I got Manhattan all to myself!” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/26/donald-trump-fred-trump-father-relationship-business-real-estate-art-of-deal
So, not only is Trump demonstrating transference, but he is reaching out to get his own attention and identification with these chosen, twisted comments on a horrible tyrant. His oddly selected choice of facts parallels his own life. Since Trump is a man with almost zero ability to empathize or imagine other people’s motives or drives, these strange comments reflect his own life. Get it? He has no understanding of anyone but himself, so when he described KJU, he attributed motive, needs, or desires in KJU which are something from within DJT that he recognized. The comments were a reflection of feelings he himself has.
Once again, we see the traits of DJT's narcissism in his last statement that his former, private life was better than that of being POTUS. This week's "insight" through this clever interviewer's question shows a pattern of lifelong narcissism. Did you catch it?
In DJT's past, he moved from one focus to another, from one group of supporters to another. He settled in an area, rattled cages, destroyed and moved on. It's all because when he can't find an adoring crowd to indulge his over-blown sense of self-love, when his delusion of his grandiosity is weakening, he caves. He moves on. Trump’s three-part cycle: He idealizes himself as President, devalues criticism (found in mainstream media), and finally he discards.
Trump is a control-freak and so, as America (especially with #Resistance) will not do what he want without question, he will cave.
My prediction: With the pressure building in his trail of corruption, incompetence and desire to build an authoritarian government in a free society, Trump will quit his presidency. He will probably fake some tale about health issues, but he'll resign... all because of his malignant narcissism! It won't be a threat of impeachment or trial for treason. His self-love and ego is not appreciated; his sense of entitlement, is denied; his own grandiosity is thwarted by a strong resistance. As Trump does not take orders from others (outside Ivanka), as he is egotistical and maniacal, he will not bend to a real threat. What will end Trump as POTUS is a big hit to his self-esteem. His malignant narcissism will control the decision, and narcissism unmet with the attention it seeks will be the cause which ends this insanity. Thus, the end will come from Trump, himself.
Remember! Trump is an insane individual who loves only himself and wants everyone to talk about him, ill or good; let's stop the madness - let's talk about who we are, who we see ourselves to be, talk about our virtues, hopes and future.
Udated 2017.05 30
Trump is Devaluing All Criticism: The Next "Step" is He Resigns!
Earlier in this post, I had provided a prediction regarding Trump's departure from the WH. As Trump returned from his manic or high-inducing world tour, in which he revealed parts of his dementia (walking away incident with Netanyahu), and during which he was feted like a king in Saudi Arabia, but ostracized in NATO's meetings, he has fallen back into his empty world of "one." It's really a narcissist's prison induced by a world that does not permit the existence of others unless those others are in complete adoration of the one. He's not a king here; he's a public servant. Yet, for DJT, that makes no sense. Reality in Washington DC is a far cry from "Trumpworld." Here's CNN's recent take on DJT's return:
"Trumpworld is run by Trump. Mistakes are made by Trump. And all of this is powered by this singular view on the Russia crisis, says one ally: that Trump believes he has no responsibility for any of this political trauma, that it is created by the mainstream media concocting conspiracies where none exist:
"He's sitting there saying, like he does with everything, 'You guys work for me. Fix this.'"
Again, from my earlier post, it's all because when he can't find an adoring crowd to indulge his over-blown sense of self-love, when his delusion of his grandiosity is weakening, he caves. He moves on. Trump’s three-part cycle: He idealizes himself as President, devalues criticism (found in mainstream media), and finally he discards.
"No one is giving him the landscape -- this is how it works, this is what you should do or not do. And no one has enough control -- or security -- or do that," says one.
DJT has gained weight, he's grumpy/unhappy, and even his closest -- his wife/daughter Ivanka and her DJT surrogate husband Jared -- are unable to assuage his foul moods while they are under FBI investigation. Expect more to depart the WH, and if DJT is true to his narcissistic/sociopathic personality disorder, DJT himself. He'll lie about whatever counterfeit health issue he affects, but in reality - the real reality - it's his ego that needs out of the White House. Then, upon his "departure," and his return to his Trumpworld, watch and see he'll restart tweeting his caustic critiques, as he is then safely adored in his tiny, tiny prison of one.
To the Hon. Rep. Beutler, and all members of US Congress
The ability of Congress to decide War is part of our Constitutional framework in the division of powers. However, since the Korean and Vietnam eras, Congress has lent part of its responsibility to engage in war-like actions to the Executive office. Indeed, in the early 70's, Congress believed the Executive branch had gone too far and slightly restrict that officer under the War Powers Resolution.
It is time, as Rep. Adam Schiff will introduce a new resolution soon, that Congress revisit such powers and further restrict this particular US President. Given this particular POTUS's disposition to avoid traditional diplomacy, the North Korean willingness to use nuclear weaponry, the lack of any US real interest in NK, please support any resolution again limiting the US Executive to engage war, especially nuclear war. Quite frankly, a vote to avoid a nuclear WWIII is NOT political and is in all sanity the best course.
It was before and during the 2016 Election that Melania Knauss Trump denied her escort service connection. However, that "scandal" was poorly handled by the media, as they focused on her "Trump" style lawsuit ("I'll threaten to sue you") which the defendant could not afford, rather than focus on the modeling service that Paolo Zampolli ran. Rumors were rampant in Slovenia that Melania was a paid escort alongside her modeling gig. Indeed, the modeling career was hardly a career. http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/donald-trump-melania-trump-knauss-first-lady-erections. In New York, Trump, himself and his crooked business partner, Tommaso Buti, opened their own "Modeling" Agency. As early as 1999, Leonardo di Caprio described Trump’s poser business as “one-stop date-shopping.” It is important to note that Trump used meet-and-greet parties where his wealthy friends, high-rollers could meet models wrangled for him by cooperative owners of lesser agencies, including Zampolli's own, in which Melania then worked.
Why is not one media outlet digging into this carbuncular story that Melania was a paid escort?