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Sun Sep 29, 2019, 08:54 AM Sep 2019

Staring down impeachment, Trump sees himself as a victim of historic proportions

Donald Trump is not the first American president staring down impeachment to nurse a deep sense of persecution and self-pity. But he is the first to broadcast that mentality to the world.

In the five days since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) opened an impeachment inquiry following revelations about President Trump’s conduct with his Ukrainian counterpart, Trump has been determined to cast himself as a singular victim in a warped reality — a portrayal that seems part political survival strategy, part virtual therapy session.

As Trump tells it, he is a hard-working and honorable president whose conduct has been “perfect” but who is being harassed and tormented by “Do Nothing Democrat Savages” and a corrupt intelligence community resolved to perpetuate a hoax, defraud the public and, ultimately, undo the 2016 election.

“There has been no President in the history of our Country who has been treated so badly as I have,” Trump tweeted Wednesday, some 13 hours after Pelosi’s announcement.


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Staring down impeachment, Trump sees himself as a victim of historic proportions (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Repition Newest Reality Sep 2019 #1
Hysteric proportions. tanyev Sep 2019 #2
I believe he's confronting impeachment with quiet dignity and grace Cirque du So-What Sep 2019 #3
All the dignity and grace of a monkey throwing shit... Moral Compass Sep 2019 #4
Aw the poor baby Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2019 #5
He's a victim of his own gaslighting bullshit. spanone Sep 2019 #6
The only thing he is a "victim" of is truth and justice... Wounded Bear Sep 2019 #7
There is something really pathetic and disgusting about the most powerful position in the world Farmer-Rick Sep 2019 #8

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(12,712 posts)
1. Repition
Sun Sep 29, 2019, 09:01 AM
Sep 2019

There are two aspects to public repetition.

One is that, when something is repeated in the right way, true or not, people can tend to simply believe it. That is often the case when there is no analysis or critical thinking about the statement or for people who take a person's word for it.

The second is that, if you continue as Trump has done and use it in that way, the impact of your tactic will eventually backfire because it becomes more obvious to more people what you are doing. In a media-driven culture and time, that can create a sense of boredom or insensitivity to the message.

We can imagine that the cult-like devotees of the authoritarian Father figure will feed off the repetition like good little followers and use them to reinforce their beliefs. However, generally speaking, the sheer repetition of common manipulative tactics is going to lose its import for those who may be less prone to mindless acceptance.


(10,687 posts)
8. There is something really pathetic and disgusting about the most powerful position in the world
Sun Sep 29, 2019, 06:45 PM
Sep 2019

Described by the current holder as a victim of abuse.

He is in the most powerful job in the world and the sad, pathetic freak is being abused because he's being held to account for his actions.

How much more rediculus, miserably inadequate and feeble can he be? Act like an adult and resign already you putz.

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