What Larry Nassar’s Sentencing Hearing Taught Me About Trump’s Twisted Way of Thinking

As the vile monster named Larry Nassar was sentenced on Wednesday, I felt compelled to watch. After a week where over 150 women, most of whom were children when he sexually abused them, described what they thought of him and what he did to them in powerful victim statements, I wanted to know if this reprehensible parasite would say anything.



He did.

In a prepared statement, he said he was sorry but that he knew nothing he said or did would undo the pain he caused his victims.

However, shortly after he made his statement, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read several excerpts from a letter Nassar wrote two months after agreeing to a plea deal on 10-counts of first-degree sexual conduct.

Here are a few excerpts from that letter:

Let me begin: The federal judge went ballistic at sentencing…and spent 10% on the federal case and 90% on state cases…she gave me 60 years instead of 5-20 years. The prosecutor even admitted that I never belonged to any porn sites…was not on the dark web, and also, they could not prove I viewed it. It was all deleted of course. I shared my electronics, and of course, couldn’t prove that.

What I did in the state cases was medical, not sexual, but because of the porn I lost all credibility. So I’m trying to avoid a trial to save the stress to my community, my family…yet look what’s happening. It’s wrong. I was a good doctor, because my treatments worked and those patients that are now speaking out were the same ones that praised and came back over and over. The media convinced them that it was wrong and bad.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The media is sensationalizing this. The [attorney general’s office] forced me to [plea guilty]. I was so manipulated by the AG, and now Aquilina, and all I wanted was to minimize stress to everyone. The FBI investigated [my Olympic treatments] in 2015 because nothing was wrong. Now they’re seeking the media attention and financial reward.

In those three brief paragraphs, Nassar:

  • Accused a judge of being unfair.
  • Painted himself as the victim.
  • Claimed he only accepted the plea deal to spare his family (trying to make himself look like the good guy).
  • Bragged about how he was a “good doctor” and his “treatments worked.”
  • Claimed that the media is behind his accusers turning against him.
  • Said that the media was sensationalizing it.
  • Played the victim again saying that the attorney general “manipulated” him because he was trying to be the better person by “minimizing stress.”
  • Accused the FBI of being part of some sort of a conspiracy to help those seeking “media attention and financial reward.”

When the judge was reading this horrific letter, I couldn’t help but see so many parallels between Nassar and Trump.

Donald Trump has claimed the over 16 women who’ve accused him of some sort of sexual abuse are all lying, while criticizing the media for covering the accusations made against him by these women.


When the judge asked Nassar if he was guilty, he refused to say he was. Instead, he simply said he’d go along with the plea deal. Faced with over 150 accusers speaking out against him, and an overwhelming amount of evidence that he’s a monster, Nassar refused to admit he had done anything wrong.

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Even after two decades sexually abusing women, most of whom were children when the abuse started, Nassar still portrayed himself as the victim in that letter, while refusing to admit he was guilty when asked to do so.

You see the same type of mindset with Trump.

No matter how much evidence there is against Trump concerning something he’s said or done, he’ll deny it, play the victim, brag about being a great president, and claim it’s all part of a conspiracy.

That’s why I’ve said Trump will never admit his campaign colluded with Russia even if the evidence turns out to be overwhelming that it did. In his mind, much like in that of Nassar’s, he’s the victim and didn’t do anything wrong. The “media’s sensationalizing the story” or those accusing him of something have some other ulterior, and ultimately nefarious, motive.

Some might call it cognitive dissonance, others might label it sociopathic tendencies. I’m not a medical professional, but I do know there’s something incredibly wrong with the minds of these disgusting, usually devoid-of-reality individuals.

Either way, let me make things clear that I am in no way trying to get into the debate concerning Nassar’s heinous sexual abuse and those who’ve alleged Trump of sexual assault.

My point here is to compare the way the minds of these two bottom-feeders seem to operate. Constantly playing the victim, trying to make themselves into the good person, bragging about themselves, attacking the media, accusing those involved in bringing charges against them of being “unfair.”

These types of demented, dangerous, and reprehensible men — no matter how different they might be on many levels, including the crimes they commit — still all seem to share the same type of sick, delusional minds that convince themselves that they are the victims instead of the atrocious monsters that they truly are.




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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