The temperament of President Donald Trump is one of the many aspects of his personality his critics have pointed towards as evidence of him being unfit to be the leader of the free world. His recent comments during an interview highlight the problem in a way which a publication never could. Instead, Trump was allowed to dig his own hole.
Not that he’d admit he dug a hole, and would rather claim he did so because it is cooler whilst underground, and then perhaps add that paid protestors had, in fact, dug the hole for him. and he has no idea how he found himself in the hole. The spin never ends.
While a guest on “Fox & Friends”, which has not been ceremoniously described as an “enemy of the people” because all they do is perform softball journalism on Trump’s behalf. Host Brian Kilmeade asked Trump, “Can you give me an example of a time when someone was critical of you and you thought to yourself, ‘I deserved that hit, I deserved that column?”
Trump, true to form, showed his unbelievably thick skin working in conjunction with his imperviousness to criticism. Trump, being always perfect in his own mind, cheerily replied:
No, probably I could never do that.
Unsurprisingly when Trump was asked to grade himself for his last month in office he generously said he should receive an “A+” for his efforts, and an “A” for achievement. To what achievement and efforts he has based his grades on are a matter of working into probing Trump’s warped world view.
For example, Trump’s botched military raid in Yemen lead the loss of life of a US Navy SEAL, and over 25 civilian casualties including 10 women and children. Trump’s team called the operation a “success.” Perhaps that is one of Trump’s achievements. Or maybe Trump was talking about his disastrous Muslim travel ban, which has been struck down by numerous courts as unconstitutional and has led to the loss of hundreds of millions in lost travel revenue that the American economy desperately requires.
Trump’s delusional obsession with his own infallibility is legendary by now; he famously once said that he didn’t need to attend intelligence briefings because he’s “like a smart person.” Such an attitude is extremely dangerous in a man who is clearly in over his head.
After all, a truly “smart” person would have realized already that America’s healthcare is “complicated.”
Watch Trump admit he does not accept criticism:
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