Here’s the Real Reason Why Trump Pretending to be His Own PR Guy Should Terrify Voters

I’ve mostly avoided this Trump PR “story” because I found it rather dumb. But then I realized, the story itself wasn’t dumb as much as the way the media was covering it – and that was what was annoying me. To most within the media, this was a classic case of tabloid-level nonsense becoming a “mainstream national news story.” This was nothing but the continuation of the “reality TV politics” we’ve seen surround Trump since the start of his campaign. And I can guarantee you that the “story” has been a big boost for ratings and website traffic.



But the more I thought about it, the more I started to realize why this situation should terrify voters. Not because of this one particular issue, but because it’s part of a long pattern that’s been linked to Trump of insecurity bordering on full-on mental instability.

While many seem to view Trump as this “macho/tells it like it is” alpha male type – he’s not “manly” at all. He’s the most insecure, thin-skinned man-child we’ve ever seen run for president.

This is someone who is so insecure about himself that he brags about the size of his hands.

Who does that? 

Even this fake PR guy story is bizarre enough if you only factor in the reality that Trump impersonated a publicist to brag about how many women want him in the press. But then when you add in the fact that even though years ago Trump admitted it was him – he’s now lying about it, denying that it’s his voice on the recordings.

Again, in 1991, Trump admitted that it was him – but he’s now saying it wasn’t.

It takes a special kind of mental derangement to blatantly lie about something when you damn well know there’s indisputable evidence out there that debunks what you’re trying to sell. But then you have to add all of that in with the fact that in these recordings he was using this alias to brag about women wanting him.

Once again, who does that? 

Then let’s not forget about Trump’s “medical bill of health” from a few months back that sounded as if it was written by him. This letter that was supposedly written by his doctor actually contains the sentence, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest person ever elected to the presidency.” It also called his physical strength and stamina “extraordinary.”

While I can’t prove it, I fully believe that Trump either wrote this thing himself, was directing how it was being written, or altered it once it was in his possession.

But Trump’s ego and insecurities don’t stop there. This is someone who feels the need to constantly brag on himself about practically everything. If you ask him, no one can do anything better than Donald Trump.

Oh, and he’s really… really rich – in case you hadn’t heard him remind everyone for the millionth time.



Then there’s always the whine-fests he frequently engages in on Twitter whenever someone dares say anything critical of him. Rarely a day goes by where he’s not crying about someone being “unfair” to him or complaining about how “awful” someone is because they dared to ask him a tough question or call him out on something.

If you don’t follow him on Twitter, you should. It’s hard to believe that most of those tweets are sent out by a 69-year-old grandfather rather than some spoiled, ignorant 14-year-old.

Let’s also not gloss over the fact that he’s a bully – which is a huge sign of insecurity.

This is someone who’s built a reputation for suing people who’ve been critical of him mostly just to be an a-hole. He has repeatedly used his fame and money to bully and belittle those who he believes are beneath him.

These are all signs of someone who’s a massive narcissist, but his insecurities are almost so overwhelming that I really do question his mental and emotional stability.

What’s he going to do if Vladimir Putin or another world leader mocks the size of his hands? Will he go on a Twitter rampage, calling him stupid and threatening to retaliate by military force?

The last type of person who should ever be President of the United States is a hot-headed narcissist who’s so insecure about himself that over decades he’s built a reputation as someone who frequently uses the power that he’s had to go after anyone who makes him angry.

Donald Trump is someone who could very well be in charge of the most powerful military in the world and have access to our nuclear codes, who couldn’t even handle a few tough questions from Fox News’ Megyn Kelly without throwing an absolute hissy fit.

Forget the vile things he’s said, the fact that nearly everything he says is a lie or that he has no idea how to actually do the job – Donald Trump isn’t truly even emotionally and mentally sound enough to handle this job.

And the fact that this country might very well hand over the title of the “most powerful leader in the world” to one of the most insecure and emotionally unstable narcissists in the world should terrify the American people.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • ExRadioGuy15

    I’ve been saying for nearly five years that insanity is one of the 10 “Tenets” of the GOP, along with bigotry, hypocrisy, elitism, Fascism, greed, corruption, arrogance, incompetence (except for the Conservatives, believe it or not) and unintentional comedy. If you take a good, honest and hard look at the policies, philosophies and actions of today’s GOP politicians, you quickly realize that they’re based on Fascism and insanity.

    I remind one and all of something: Trump is not an “outlier” of the GOP; he’s their poster boy. The only reason the Conservatives hate him so much as that his brand of Fascist demagoguery is a lot less subtle than that of the rest of the party. His “populist” statements are lies designed to try and get the voting supermajority of the GOP, the Progressives and Moderates, to come out and vote for him. He knows, as well as I do, that the Progressive and Moderate Republicans sit out the primaries and have stayed home from the polls in large numbers the past three elections in “protest” of their party. They need to stop acting like petulant children and go vote for Democrats, who truly represent them now, anyway.

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    Well . . . America is chock-full of narcissists anyway. That’s what “American Exceptionalism” is all about, and even otherwise rational people say “we always help others, and everyone wants to come to America,” as if that makes it All Better.