Whew boy, here we go again
Honed more than ever, right Mr. Trump
Not even in office one week and thus this medical layman's analysis of our new President seems to be true with this short introduction and following post. I strongly believe it is both timely and warranted at this point already in American presidential history. I hope you will agree.
Documented Trail Trump Lies, Denial, Half-truths, Deceit and Deception
Compulsive lying often develops when individuals are very young and heightens with age when more opportunities for fabrication are presented. Gradually throughout childhood and adolescence into adulthood, lying becomes more and more frequent, eliciting a sense of control in the affected individuals. They experience a sense of power over situations when they lie and become uneasy and uncomfortable when forced to tell the truth. Soon enough, dishonesty becomes habit, which then leads to classification in the compulsive lying disorder category.
Compulsive Lying Disorder: This is frequently confused with pathological lying, but it’s important to recognize the difference between the two.
1. Compulsive liars engage in dishonesty because it is their automatic response to questions and situations.
2. Pathological liars do so in order to manipulate other people and achieve their goals with complete disregard for the feelings of others.
However, both compulsive and pathological lying is associated with antisocial personality disorder, more commonly known as “psychopathic behavior.” For more information about the various aspects of personality that can make an individual more or less susceptible to developing disorders such as the ones described above, take a look at this course on the psychology of personality.
Tie this to Mr. Trump’s argument that the Affordable Care Act (ACA – Obama-care) “doesn’t work and provides lousy healthcare.” He quoted former President Bill Clinton as saying the ACA law is “crazy” and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton as saying that the law “is no longer affordable.”
But, what Mr. Trump carefully, I am sure, neglected to say was that both those comments he cited were are lifted out of context – here is how Fact Check says so.
In both cases, Trump shortened the quotes to present them in a light less favorable than a fuller context reveals. Further, and in both cases above, Clinton and Dayton made comments critical of the ACA, but both said they remained supporters of the law and blamed Republicans for refusing to make changes to improve it.
Thus, I now more firmly believe and documentation proves me correct as well as hundreds of others including medical experts that Donald J. Trump is one or both or combination of the liars described above. Do you agree or not? That is expanded on a bit more below:
Sociopathic Liars: Defined as someone who lies continuously in an attempt to get their own way, without showing care or concern for others. They are goal-oriented. Even though it might seem hard to believe, lying is focused – they are focused on getting their own way. Sociopaths don’t have a lot of respect or regard for the feelings and rights of others. They tend to be charismatic and charming, but they will use their exceptional social skills in a self-centered and manipulative manner.
Compulsive Liars: Defined as someone who continually lies from sheer habit, and tends to be their normal manner of responding to any questions from others. They will always bend the truth, regardless of how small or large the question is. For them, telling the truth doesn’t feel right. They are uncomfortable whenever they tell the truth, while lying makes them feel right. Their lying is often thought to manifest during childhood, due to being put into situations and environments where lying became a necessity. Most of the time, compulsive liars aren’t cunning or manipulative, rather they only lie because it has become such a habit for them.
Now he is firmly office, a powerful position for him, which he thrives on and this BS (again):
His statement that he in fact the EC and popular vote due to illegals voting. Now this again from him and further supported by his new W/H Press Secretary, Sean Spicer about that massive voter fraud – illegals and others voting for Hillary Clinton seen from here:
The White House doubled down on Tuesday, defending President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people committed voter fraud in the November election, even though this claim has largely been debunked.
During Tuesday (Jan 24) daily press briefing, ABC News' Cecilia Vega asked Spicer if Trump believes that millions voted illegally and what evidence does the White House have of widespread voter fraud.
Spicer: “The president does believe that. He has stated that before. I think he's stated his concerns of voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign and he continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence people have presented to him.”
Note: Trump first made claims of widespread voter fraud almost immediately after the election was over, tweeting that there was “serious voter fraud” and he would have won the “popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” (Note: Refer to the two tweet extracts above).
Further and according to Politico, Mr. Trump repeated those same beliefs to congressional leaders during a private meeting on (Jan 23). Following several questions after that briefing, NPR's Mara Liasson insisted that if Trump's claims of voter fraud were true, this would be the “biggest scandal in American electoral history,” and then she asked why he's not actively investigating.
Here is how Spicer handled that Mara Liasson question:
“Maybe we will. We'll see where we go from here, but right now the focus the president has is on putting Americans back to work. It was a comment he made on a longstanding belief.” He later confirmed that “there is no investigation, but that anything is possible.”
My Summary: Looks like all the country can do now is wait and watch (Trump mostly tweeting what he wants us to know – true or false it seems). But in all honestly taking all that Trump has said and done up to this point does not foreshadow well for the ending to this dramatic story, at least in my opinion.
So, stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by and I ask again: “What have we done?”