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vlyons

(10,252 posts)
Sat Jul 14, 2018, 03:34 AM Jul 2018

A Thought Experient - How would you feel if you were Trump today?

If 100,000 people marched in the streets of London, carrying vulgar signs that ridiculed you? If all the British newspapers decried your visit to their country with the most harsh and critical front page stories? If social media ridiculed your every move and gesture? If TV programs called you a liar with videos of you to back it up? How would you feel? Wouldn't you feel completely humiliated, ashamed and mortified at all the ridicule and condemnation aimed at you? We're not talking about a few people criticizing you, but hundreds of thousands, millions even. A whole nation. Wouldn't you want to find a very deep hole to hide in? I sure would.

And I haven't even gotten to the Russian indictments yesterday.

But Trump just goes forward, continuing into the future with the same old behavior displayed as in the past. If you think for a moment how you would feel were you in his shoes today, you can understand how completely deluded he is not to be affected by it. Actually I think he is affected by it, but not in the way we would be affected - with an almost suicidal shame. His reaction is anger and resentment that explodes into hatred of everyone who disrespects him. It never occurs to him to earn our respect with his deeds and behavior. Instead he lashes his vengence out on vulnerable immigrants and their children. God only knows what horrors and chaos he will create when he gets back to the US.

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A Thought Experient - How would you feel if you were Trump today? (Original Post) vlyons Jul 2018 OP
He feels nothing, but perhaps emptiness. He seems to only think about how great he is rainin Jul 2018 #1

rainin

(3,019 posts)
1. He feels nothing, but perhaps emptiness. He seems to only think about how great he is
Sat Jul 14, 2018, 03:48 AM
Jul 2018

and how much he hates other people. It's bizarre to watch. I've never seen someone not care that they are known to lie, for example. He's well suited for the villain he is playing in real life. I hope I live to see the day I don't see him on TV or have to listen to his voice. I yearn for a world without trump.

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