If you talk to most of Donald Trump’s supporters, they’ll tell you he’s a “strong, confident leader who projects strength.” Unfortunately for them, like many of the other things they think are true, reality doesn’t support what they believe.
While it’s true that Trump tends to project himself as someone who defines confidence, the truth is, he’s one of the most insecure, weak, and fragile human beings I’ve ever seen. Donald Trump is someone who constantly seeks our praise, brags about himself all the time, and never takes the blame for any of his failures.
Then there are the many… many instances where he seems to obsess about those who are critical of him. An obsession, driven by his out-of-control insecurity, that often culminates in one of his frequent meltdowns on Twitter, typically hurling insults that sound like something a petulant 10-year-old might say directed at those who he feels have slighted him in some way.
Well, his insecurity seemed to reach an all new low (though that’s clearly subjective on my part) when, on Thursday, right in the middle of discussing Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump stopped to bring up his “victory” last November.
As reported by Reuters:
More than five months after his victory and two days shy of the 100-day mark of his presidency, the election is still on Trump’s mind. Midway through a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president paused to hand out copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map.
“Here, you can take that, that’s the final map of the numbers,” the Republican president said from his desk in the Oval Office, handing out maps of the United States with areas he won marked in red. “It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us.”
He had copies for each of the three Reuters reporters in the room.
The reason why I say this is a new low for Trump isn’t because I think this is the most pathetic thing he’s done, it’s due to the fact that it was incredibly sad on so many levels.
First, we’re nearly 6 months (otherwise known as half a year) removed from his “victory” early last November — yet he’s still talking about the election. Furthermore, he keeps bringing up an election where he received 3 million fewer votes than his closest opponent, Hillary Clinton. Yes, he “won” the electoral college, but 3 million more people voted for her, while 54 percent of the country, as a whole, voted against him.
Only a fool would continually brag about that “victory.” Considering the truth is, based upon the truest measure of who the American people wanted to see as president — the number of votes — he lost that race “bigly.”
Then there’s always the fact that he had these copies made to hand out to people. With everything that’s going on in the world, and everything any president has to do on a day-to-day basis, this mental infant actually told someone to print out copies of the electoral college map so that, when he wanted to, he could hand them out to people.
Who does that?
What’s even more embarrassing about this is that he seems to think people (other than himself and his supporters, of course) still actually care about who won the electoral college nearly six months ago. The only reason why most rational people, or anyone in the media, still brings up the 2016 election is when they’re discussing the fact that he “won” despite 3 million more people voting for Hillary Clinton — or when debating how much of an impact Russia helping him had on the final results.
Without a doubt, the most pathetic part about this is that in the middle of a discussion concerning the Chinese president, a very important topic currently, out of the blue, he handed these maps out to the three reporters in the room — nearly six months after the election.
Situations like this showcase how mentally unstable, weak, and insecure he is. His need to still brag about a victory that, deep down, even he seems to know was one of the weakest in United State history, is so overwhelming that in the middle of a serious discussion about China — he stopped to brag about his “win” from nearly six months ago.
While this might not have been the lowest point of Donald Trump’s time in office, it was, by far, one of the saddest. It’s obviously eating away at him that he’s going to go down in U.S. presidential history as one of the biggest losers ever “elected.”
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