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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:16 PM

13. One thing abrasive cynical narcissists cannot stand is...

to be disregarded. Trump is an attention whore, complimented with bugle mouth, bright ties, fluorescent hair, big Reagan-style shoulder pads and distractive hand gestures.

I notice that Speaker Pelosi does not usually respond in-kind to his insults, but instead disregards him for a time and then throws a fresh, not recently used dart his way - the difference being that hers are based on truth. If she does respond quickly, she throws out fresh meat to the media as a deflection and a fresh topic is far more likely to gain a media headline. Trump uses this method himself.

Nancy's superior skill is in knowing how to use the media to her advantage, often using the "first out of the gate" concept where whoever slings the dart first gets the point and follow-up responses on the same topic rarely are noticed with much attention.

This is one of the secrets to getting under his skin. She stays cool and beats him with dignity at his own game....

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