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originally posted by: Baddogma
More political noise.. .but this time is a bit different.
As far as obvious, clinical mental illness (as opposed to being the usual narcissistic imbeciles), I don't remember any candidate who sets off the "insane demagogue" alarms like Trump does. He's too close to the villain in the King book, The Dead Zone.
The trouble is, many of his supporters know he's a defective buffoon, but they hate the entrenched establishment so much, they're willing to risk it just to send a middle finger to the elite... though why they'd trust a corrupt, insane elite to fight the elite escapes me.
originally posted by: spiritualzombie
a reply to: Oldtimer2
The media is merely the microphone and camera for the man. Trump displays severe traits of NPD in EVERY interview. Not "sometimes", not "most", not "many", but .... EVERY interview, Donald displays textbook NPD.
originally posted by: Arizonaguy
Let's talk about the fact that here in this thread we have a bunch of half-bit armchair shrinks diagnosing a person with a disorder even though he has never been examined and interviewed. Any respectable professional with a degree on matters such as these wouldn't dream of doing such a thing, but here we see a bunch of rank amatuers with Google doing so. Perhaps that is the real issue here?
While every president will have an element of self-confidence and a yearning to lead (as would any person throwing their hat in the ring), very few of them have been certifiably as unfit as Trump is.