Rationalizing and Compassion doesn't work with Trump. Shame & Compliments do
He seems to be a malignant narcissist at least.
Knowing that an Iraqui-American's ederly mother died b/c of his ban -WON'T MOVE HIM.
Maybe he likes others' suffering. His whole life seems to prove that. I bet he gets off of it. People squirming in pain and hurt. Woah he is so powerful!
Logic and Rationalizing? He does not do that. Allergic. No need. Only his views matter, big billionaire he!
He is DESPERATE to be seen as THE BEST ever. He wishes he was good-looking, and thus that strange hair-do and the orange skin.
He has looks and smarts' COMPLEXES.
I think this desperation makes him BULLY others.
Also his malignancy makes him BULLY others.
All of the above makes his world very limited. SMALL internal WORLD.
before he ever got elected were ignored by almost all Media sources. As example, he was removed from one position when in private Military School to another because of alleged bullying, but in his usual fashion reshaped that episodes in his life as a promotion because he was so great, and deserving.
Starting with his SNL hosting skit.
And you are 100% correct.
The only way he would respond to a compassionate argument is if he thought it would be beneficial to him.
Backhanded, replete with subtle digs at his rank incompetence. Flattery is how Putin manipulates DT, so we should try mixing backhanded compliments with shaming him in public.
They work because of the HUGE NEED for them. Like a baby bird with it's mouth wide open.
Not really a strong person inside.
He needs to be convinced that he stands to personally gain from something (or avoid a significant loss) in order to get him to do something.
IF he had good, well meaning people manipulating him then he could be tolerable. However, Bannon is the one who is manipulating him, so as long as he has Trump's ear it's going to be ugly and dangerous.
The protests and resistance he will take as a personal affront and he WILL be vindictive and hateful in his reactions and become more and more angry and vile unless it serves him not to. He won't be able to refrain from going ballistic.
If America keeps pushing his buttons he's going to blow...and when he does...Congress will be forced to impeach him.