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(2,250 posts)
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 04:28 AM Apr 2017

Stupid or nefarious?

Rachel asked if Trump et al are stupid or nefarious. She gave several instances of their erroneous statements, one of which was recently telling us an airline carrier was making its way to North Korea. She said she wishes there was a third option to explain all their mistakes, as having an administration that's either stupid or nefarious doesn't bode well for our country.

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Stupid or nefarious? (Original Post) Bluepinky Apr 2017 OP
He's an evil moron. Gravitycollapse Apr 2017 #1
Too much of both. oasis Apr 2017 #2
I'll let Prime Time answer for me Dammit Jim Apr 2017 #3
I think there is a third choice. murielm99 Apr 2017 #4
Oh, I don't think there's any "if" about it... llmart Apr 2017 #6
they are, of course, ashling Apr 2017 #5
She was referencing the lead article in Foreign Affairs magazine The Blue Flower Apr 2017 #7
they are a perfect mixture of both, and with Trump, some senility Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #8
Nefarious with white male entitlement Dunning Kruger Syndrome.... (nt) ehrnst Apr 2017 #9
It's varying mixtures or both. By the way: "aircraft carrier". . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2017 #10
You mean"Armada"??? Pachamama Apr 2017 #11
Rachel was amazing last night Gothmog Apr 2017 #12


(30,569 posts)
4. I think there is a third choice.
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 05:03 AM
Apr 2017

He is dangerously mentally ill.

Not all mentally ill people are dangerous. Few of them are dangerous to others. Some are dangerous to themselves only.

Some seek help. Some learn to live with their conditions, and some overcome them.

If trump has narcissistic personality disorder, as many have suggested, he will not admit he is ill and he is not going to seek treatment. With that disorder, it goes with the territory.


(15,380 posts)
6. Oh, I don't think there's any "if" about it...
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 05:21 AM
Apr 2017

He clearly suffers from more than one personality disorder.

The Blue Flower

(5,416 posts)
7. She was referencing the lead article in Foreign Affairs magazine
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 06:51 AM
Apr 2017

I've seen it expressed by someone on FB as: "It's hard to tell where he is on the stupid/evil spectrum." An old friend of mine used to say, "The devil always overplays his hand." In other words, evil is fundamentally stupid. The destructive impulse always ends up being self-destructive. Evil = stupid.

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