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Mon Jan 23, 2017, 09:30 AM

Watch National Geographic to Understand Trump's Antics

Trump's whole campaign and after is fairly simple to dissect, it was and is the Alpha
Watch any National Geographic show about lions, or wolves, or any creatures that live in groups with clearly defined hierarchies and there is almost always an alpha (male and female).
The alpha does everything it can to preserve his/her dominance over the group.

Trump's campaign has essentially been that since the beginning. He belittles anyone who says mean things, during the primaries if a reporter didn't kneel to him he cut off their access, cut off the network's access (threatened to) and at times, encouraged violence. His rallies included protesters being hit, Trump offering to pay the legal fees of supporters who hit protestors, etc.

When he won the electoral college, but not the popular vote it was an attack on his Alpha-ness; he had been rejected by the majority of the herd. He lied, mocked and changed the narrative as often as he could, in order to try and control the message.
He could have said, "I didn't win the popular vote, but I still won. I am going to work extra hard to show those who didn't vote for me that I hear them and I am there for them as well."
He could have, but that's not what the Alpha does. The alpha pushes around any rivals, trying to force them into submission.

During his time as president elect, he made bold (and stupid claims), like the economy improving was because of his victory (even though it had been improving for years), that his inauguration would be the best ever full of A-Listers and major stars and that it would be the best attended ever -- because he is so damned great, popular and loved.

While I will admit that Jon Voight is an A-List actor (don't like his politics, but the man has an impressive body of work dating back half a century and he is talented and versatile), the rest... not so much. Some weren't even good enough to be the roadies for B-Listers.
What was his response? Same as always, belittle, name calling, claims he didn't want or need them because he was going to have the 'People!'
His surrogates began claiming that it was the new McCarthyism. Which is kind ofamusing coming from a campaign that embraced the McCarthy loving Birchers. They accused the media of lying about who was coming, failing that we got the 'Those so-called stars supported Hillary."

Yet he claimed they were all going to come to his inauguration, that dresses were impossible to come by, that people were flocking to D.C. like the swallows to Capistrano and so on (okay, he didn't say swallows to Capistrano, but you get the point)

And on inauguration day, the people didn't flock.
So, in his Alpha-ness way he first began by lying. He claimed over one million people attended. Then, well, his supporters have jobs and couldn't make it, then it went back to more than a million and the press way lying and so on.

There is no slight, no joke, no quip too small that doesn't catch his attention. Alec Baldwin is making fun of him - off to twitter to send out a twit. Meryl Streep made an unflattering comment -- time to twit again.
Why? Because the Alpha must be above any and all. These 'lesser beings' criticizing his greatness cannot go unchallenged, they must be put in their place, so that he may reign uncontested over his pack/herd/pride whatever.

Lather-Rinse and Repeat

It's similar to watching National Geographic shows on packs and prides and herds. He's not going to allow his position (his perch) to be threatened. Until he either is removed from office by impeachment, the 2020 election or a heart attack brought on by his level of rage, he isn't going to stop, because he is the Alpha and he wants everyone to know that he is.

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Mon Jan 23, 2017, 10:58 AM

1. He belongs in a zoo

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Mon Jan 23, 2017, 11:29 AM

2. dangerous


alpha CLOWN......

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