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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 10:32 PM

I think Trump may be, in addn to other things, a sadist. [View all]

I hate to say it. He is so many things that are bad. Narcissistic, egotistical, arrogant, unintelligent, uninformed, rash, mean, juvenile, vindictive, petty, no respect for truth, dishonorable, a blowhard, a bully, power hungry.

But it strikes me, finally, that he may actually be sadistic.

SADIST. a person who derives pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain or humiliation on others.


Vanity Fair's article from today says that someone reports that Trump got joy from pulling Brennan's security clearance. And that quashing praise of McCain's service and then raising the flags to full mast also fell into that category. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/08/donald-trump-nuts-rejects-war-council-intervention-goes-it-alone

Thinking back on all the times (the ones I remember) of how he called people names, even ordinary citizens with no power to fight back, damaged careers (Sen. Flake of AZ & others), the children in cages, the immigrants forced to give up their plea for amnesty in exchane for seeing their children again, put people in charge of agencies for the purpose of dismantling those depts & agencies, and all the rest. What would be the purpose? It strikes me that it may be as simple as...it gives him joy. It gives him pleasure to see hurt, pain, and damage that he causes. It makes him feel powerful?

It gives him joy to damage a career or humiliate someone. That would explain some of the things he's done. But was he always that way? Someone needs to do a psych profile on him after this is all over.

Or is this too dramatic? Too extreme? Still, it seems to fit.

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