Despite his “tough talk” and fake “bravado,” Donald Trump is, by far, the most fragile, thin-skinned, and insecure human being I’ve ever seen. That’s why I always laugh when I see his supporters talk about him like he’s some confident, strong, powerful leader who other people fear — when it’s clear he’s a global laughing stock.
Since Trump was sworn into office, he’s repeatedly brought up his election “win,” often to foreign heads of state, in a clear attempt to brag about something that literally nobody but him and his supporters still care about. It’s one thing for a politician to mention an election win soon after the fact, but I can’t recall ever seeing one continue to brag about winning nearly a year later. Especially considering, in Trump’s case, while he “won” the electoral college — he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.
Another reason why I’ve called Trump the biggest loser in presidential history.
Beyond Trump’s continued bragging about his nearly year-old “victory,” there have also been several stories coming out about how insecure he is. From AP reporters saying that, in the middle of talking about China, Trump handed them copies of the electoral college map, to Trump apparently demanding that a large photo of the 2016 election results hang in the White House, it’s absolutely pathetic how much the current “president” seems to go out of his way to remind everyone that he “won” last November.
Well, in another great example of Trump’s pathetic insecurities, a hilarious new report alleges that, twice a day, Trump’s given a folder loaded with screenshots filled with positive stories about him, tweets that praise him, and interviews from people speaking highly of him.
As reported by VICE News:
Twice a day since the beginning of the Trump administration, a special folder is prepared for the president. The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and the follow-up, around 4:30 p.m. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both wanted the privilege of delivering the 20-to-25-page packet to President Trump personally, White House sources say.
These sensitive papers, described to VICE News by three current and former White House officials, don’t contain top-secret intelligence or updates on legislative initiatives. Instead, the folders are filled with screenshots of positive cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful.
While I’m sure it was common for the Obama administration (as well as any other administration, for that matter) to monitor what’s being said about them in the news, that’s an entirely different situation than twice-a-day packets being delivered to a “president” that are really nothing more than collections of ego-boosting propaganda filled entirely with positive stories.
It’s clear Trump’s someone who’s lived inside a bubble where he’s never allowed the real world to seep in. A megalomaniac who’s spent most of his life surrounded by “yes men” who’ve told him whatever he wanted to hear, whenever he wanted to hear it, who’s never really had to experience what life’s like in the real world — because he likely fired anyone who didn’t spend most of their time feeding his enormous ego.
Sure, it’s easy to laugh at stories such as this — I most definitely did. That being said, I think it’s important to remember that this isn’t a joke. The United States is currently being led by someone who’s not only completely unqualified to be “president,” but his insecurities and paranoia put this entire country at risk.