One of the tell-tale signs of a bully is that once anyone ever hits back or stands up to them, they’re often the biggest whiners you’ll see. They play the role of the perpetual victim, rarely accepting responsibility for their words and actions as they cry endlessly about how they’re the ones being treated unfairly by others.
As I’ve joked in the past, Trump may go down in history as the only white male billionaire born into a wealthy family who thinks the “system is rigged against him.”
Seeing as Trump has built his life around the idea that he does no wrong and everything that doesn’t go his way is some “conspiracy” linked to “people out to get him,” it should come as no surprise that his children seem to share that same delusional view of the world.
For example, Eric Trump who, during an interview on The Joe Pags Show, whined about how “evil” politics is, while claiming that the “mainstream media” and “government” don’t want his father to succeed. He even pathetically claimed that his father tunes out most of the negativity, otherwise he would probably end up “killing himself out of depression”:
Just the evilness and the hatred in that world is unlike anything I could have fathomed before. And no matter what he does, they’re going to hit him on it and they’re going to go after him, and it’s the swamp and it’s a corrupt system.
It’s the media, the mainstream media, who does not want him to succeed. It’s government who does not want him to succeed.
No matter what he does, he’s going to get hit, and listen, I think you have to tune it out. You obviously have to be tuned into it, but at the same time you have to take it all with a grain of salt.
If they weren’t talking about you, you wouldn’t be doing something right and it’s important to keep it in context, otherwise quite frankly you’d probably end up killing yourself out of depression.
I think one of the things that infuriates me most about Trump and those who support/defend him is how stupid they try to treat the rest of us. As if Eric Trump’s going to make comments like this, not factoring in, at all, his father’s horrific behavior, petty attacks, and public tantrums long before he was ever “elected,” and he expects everyone to be dumb enough to feel sorry for one of the most vile, dishonest, and disgusting human beings alive today.
Does he not remember the years his father spent pushing the very racist birther conspiracy against Obama? Does he not remember his father constantly questioning the health of Hillary Clinton? Does he not remember the childish attacks he levied against his political opponents, calling them things like “Crooked,” “Lyin’,” “Crazy,” and even “Pocahontas”?
The list of awful things Trump has said and done throughout not just his political career, but for much of his life, is appalling.
Then for Eric Trump to act like his father takes the criticism “with a grain of salt” — does he not follow his father’s Twitter account?
Nearly every morning Donald Trump wakes up, watches cable news, then spouts off a stream of hateful tweets at anyone who he feels has slighted him. A person who takes criticism “with a grain of salt” doesn’t behave in such an immature, childish manner.
Barack Obama was attacked by the conservative media every single day he was in office, yet he didn’t spend hours nearly every day on social media whining about it like a petulant tween wanting people to feel sorry for him.
This sort of rhetoric is straight out of a dictator’s playbook. Donald Trump, his family, and his supporters are doing everything they can to create a reality that doesn’t exist.
The truth is, Donald Trump’s “presidency” has been a failure and an embarrassment. Months into office, he’s accomplished no major legislative wins despite his party controlling majorities in both the House and the Senate, people are fleeing from his administration nearly every day, his campaign is under FBI investigation, and his approval rating set a new record for the lowest achieved by any “president” this early into their administration.
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