Trump’s Interview Shows His Self-Delusion Remains at Reassuringly Steady Levels

Recently, some of President Trump’s most passionate supporters may have been worried that the president was at times showing disturbing signs of common sense.

Trump’s most recent interview with The New York Times should lay to rest such worries. Among other things Trump said:

  • That he knows more about “big bills” than any president that’s ever been in office, especially taxes – he knows “details of taxes better than anybody. Better than the greatest C.P.A.”. Also, his expert knowledge about big bills extends to healthcare as he knows “the details of health care better than most, better than most”;
  • That essentially a good attorney general is the one who protects his president from justice;
  • That he’s been treated by Chinese President Xi “better than anybody’s ever been treated in the history of China”;
  • That in four years he’ll win because the “country is starting to do well again and we’re being respected again” and also because without him all the media will tank (even The New York Times will “be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times”);
  • That it’s already been proven that his campaign did not collude with Russians, and on the contrary there was Russian collusion with Democrats.

Most people will take this interview as a solid proof that President’s self-delusion and narcissism remains at reliably high levels.

As the new year draws closer, this is the great news to the most passionate supporters of the president: he remains perfectly delusional and narcissistic, and his ability to believe in the core ideals of his core base and vigorously pursue their agenda remains as good as it was on the first day of his office.


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