Certainly, Trump is a liar. He has a different style yet he shares this trait with several of his political allies. I have to agree with Lawrence O’Donnell of the Last Word. “Not all of what Trump says is a lie. Just most of it!”
Yet even more disturbing is the obvious fact that Donald Trump is extremely impulsive. Last night, I watched him answer how he came to tweet about Obama wiretapping him and I could tell he was not lying. He explained that he read a 1/20/17 NY Times article 6 weeks before and then he read another article just before he tweeted. Very quickly, Trump put two and two together and viola! HE added 2 plus 2 , including into his addition his assumptions and preconceived notions. What followed was an exaggerated sum of 44. Consequently, his erroneous summation led the President to compulsively ACT upon his assumptions with a tweet against his obsession, Barack Obama.
It is as simple as that. In trying to understand, the media primarily drew from its knowledge and experience with rational thinkers. Trump is not a rational thinker.
LIke Trump, I have my issues with the media, particularly TV newscasters. They are too smart, too intelligent for their own good. They just cannot fathom that a president of the US could simply be so damn dumb!!!! DUh!!!!! They rattle on and on over why Trump tweeted this or that or what does “wire taps” mean in Trump’s mind. OR why didn’t Trump ask the FBI if Obama had wiretapped him.
THe bottom line is that Trump is simply not equipped for such an exacting job. Let’s face it. HE can barely read as demonstrated by his lack of understanding of the two articles that led him to tweet in the first place. HE is also obsessive, compulsive and impulsive. Therefore, the news media reporters needs to “get it” into their intelligent yet thick heads that an obsessive-compulsive-impulsive person does not reason rationally as do others. TRump is obsessed with Obama. If God Himself appeared to Trump and tried to reason with Trump and say ” I am omniscient. I know ALL. Obama did not have you wire tapped”. Trump would disqualify God because Obama is his obsession. What follows is that Trump will predictively react compulsively.
TRump is also impulsive. To be impulsive is to act or DO something, often suddenly, without any forethought or consideration of the ramifications of one’s behavior. When the outcome proves disastrous, OCD persons will easily find someone else to blame.
ONe thing Trump does well. He recognizes the obsessive nature of the media where it relates to a need for a hot story. That is why I suspect that Trump leaked his own 1040 tax form for 2005 to the press. Who has a client copy but the taxpayer himself? The media should be aware that a 1040 is merely a summary. Who you spent your money with is only going to be exposed on the various schedules and attachments, and maybe, not even then. .
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