Temperamentally unfit

Donald Trump killing the Republican party

Trump's broken moral compass



Categories: Election 2016

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  1. Just because the media and some leaders of the Republican Party say Donald Trump is not “temperamentally” fit to be POTUS possibly suffering from NPD does NOT mean Hillary Clinton is any more qualified to be POTUS. The Democratic Party suffered some very embarrassing political turmoil over the email slandering of Berni Sanders and Hillary Clintons handling of Benghazi and her decision to use a private email server to handle US Government communications while Secretary Of State. Hillary Clinton is NOT Presidential…not even close!

    • I didn’t say I think Hillary is more fit (although she does have a lot more relevant experience). I do think Trump is patently, grossly, frighteningly unqualified.

      From the Mayo Clinic, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) criteria for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD):

        • Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
        • Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
        • Exaggerating your achievements and talents
        • Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
        • Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
        • Requiring constant admiration
        • Having a sense of entitlement
        • Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
        • Taking advantage of others to get what you want
        • Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
        • Being envious of others and believing others envy you
        • Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner

      Mayo also says:

      If you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may feel a sense of entitlement — and when you don’t receive special treatment, you may become impatient or angry. You may insist on having “the best” of everything — for instance, the best car, athletic club or medical care.

      At the same time, you have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior.

      • When he dies they should stuff his body and put it on show at the Mayo as the perfect example of what an NSD subject looks like as a warning to future generations. 😈

      • I don’t know how I missed this post when it was new. Must have been in-between computers, or in Disney World with a great, great grand daughter. The Mayo criteria seems to include nearly everyone in politics as well as the entertainment industry. I’m no Trump supporter, but it’s hard to understand how Hillary’s experience can be considered a benefit. She’s screwed up nearly everything shes been involved in. And then lied about it. It’s amazing. But… I don’t think it matters whether she or Trump wins. Both are big government clowns.

        • While many politicians have some of the Mayo traits, I don’t recall anyone displaying all of them so grotesquely, all the time. As for Hillary’s experience, she may use it for good or for not so good, but she certainly knows more about how things work in Washington than Trump does. All Trump knows is that money buys influence. (Sadly, these days, that may be all one needs to know.)

    • Well, she is a woman, and you know what women are like. Can’t trust them.

  2. Neither is worthy of being president and I wonder if there is anyone who is, on either party. The good get corrupted or run over. The media is biased to the right and left…no middle ground. It’s all self serving….the whole process is very discouraging

    • I agree. Desperately discouraging. I can’t imagine how we’ll ever get out of this mess with only extreme partisans running everything. Where are the honest, sensible moderates willing to work hard for compromises that will benefit the nation as a whole?

  3. Yes Hillary Clinton definitely has more relevant experience to be POTUS. That is most obvious. Both you and Mary are on point. It is just sad to see the Republican Party self implode when it should not be so.

    • Yes, it is sad. I can’t for the life of me understand why they chose a man like Donald Trump as their nominee. Did they not understand what he’s really like? Did they think somehow he’d change after he was nominated?

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