Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump is a Psycho-Narcissistic Con Man (CONt., Part 2)

I just have to repeat an earlier post, with slight modifications, mostly adding the newest statement from The Donald, then the latest evidence that Trump is a psycho-narcissistic con man.

"Trump is an incredible narcissist.

Read the Washington Post, Trump can’t stop saying things that aren’t true, which notes:

"President Trump thinks he invented a term “a couple of days ago” that he has been using for months and that economists have for more than a century, and it wasn't even the least accurate thing he said in his latest interview.

Now, everyone is understandably laughing at Trump's history of the phrase “priming the pump.” That, of course, is the long-standing idea that the government should fight recessions by cutting taxes and increasing spending. It really entered the lexicon in the 1930s — that's the first time the Economist used the term — but it goes back to at least 1916. Trump, though, has some alternative facts. 'Have you heard that expression used before?' he asked the Economist, before explaining that 'I haven't heard it ... I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good.' This is puzzling. First off, Trump's question doesn't make any sense on its own terms. How could they have heard of it if he just came up with it? And second, how could he think he just coined it when he used the very words 'priming the pump' back in March and December?

Who knows.

But the bigger point is that Trump doesn't show any more ability to distinguish fact from fan fiction when it comes to his policies, either. He said in the interview, for example, that his health-care plan means that 'we're going to have much lower premiums, and we're going to have much lower deductibles.' This is false. . .

It's no different with taxes. Trump has claimed that he will 'massively' cut taxes for the middle class, but even the most generous analyses conclude the opposite — he'd help the rich much more than anybody else. . .

This is the kind of thing that only works as long as your plans haven't passed. Because once they do, there's no hiding from the fact that what you said would happen is the opposite of what is actually happening.

Not that Trump would necessarily notice."

That is a incredibly revealing, and scary, interview.

Read also:

Trump is a Psycho-Narcissistic Con Man, where I first noted that Trump is a psycho-narcissistic con man and

Trump is a Psycho-Narcissistic Con Man (Cont.).

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