There is only one thing that can explain Donald Trump’s incessant attacks upon the news media and women. It is his lack of belief in his own abilities. Trump is suffering from low self-esteem. The Donald Trump surrogates are unlikely to agree with me on this as they have shown that even when there is clear evidence, their belief in the Trump mystic allows them to ignore the facts. The country is clearly divided between two – those that allow the facts to guide them and those who have bought deeply into the fantasy of an intelligent and mature Donald Trump. But the facts are clear nonetheless. Let’s look at them

Barack Obama, the former president, is frequently brought up by Trump when retorting to attacks upon himself. It is as if the ghost of the former president is the reason for Trump’s dismal approval ratings. Interestingly, Trump likes to point to the illusion that he won the popular vote as well, although the facts prove otherwise. The fact that Trump continues to argue this point demonstrates an individual driven by the need for community approval. Trump’s continuous attacks upon Obama demonstrates the Trump need for recognition as a successful president. This is classic low self-esteem.

As if Obama was not enough, Trump’s continued attacks upon Hillary Clinton adds further proof. Clinton lost to Trump but Donald Trump feels the need to bring her up again and again. Why? It is a clear example of low self-esteem, the need to continuously refight battles that have already been won.

But nothing demonstrates the inner battle of low self-esteem that Donald Trump is fighting publicly than the continuous demon of the Russia affair that comes back up again and again for the Trump presidency. The battle has distorted the original controversy away from an investigation into Russian interference on the election, into a criminal investigation of Donald Trump, himself.

The Russia issue started as a controversy over what affect Russia had over the election, not whether there was or was not a Russian intervention of the election, as that has been well-settled already. Obviously, the interference would bring up questions of whether it benefited the winner, Trump. Trump, because if his low self-esteem issues, reacted in anger calling it fake news and attacking the investigations.

When the investigations turned towards members of Trump’s campaign, Trump ratcheted up his attacks in defending his honor. This is another clear example of Trump’s low-esteem. What is more poignant is that it is clear that Donald Trump was not under criminal investigation over the Russia issue, until his own actions brought the spotlight directly upon himself. People with low self-esteem, many times, cause their own problems.

Attacks upon the news media is obviously the most obvious proof of Trump’s low self-esteem. Put aside, for a moment, whether CNN, or any other news outlet are fake news. Consider what most parents teach their children when confronted by antagonists. Adults are supposed to react to antagonism by focusing on their own actions and ignoring the attackers. Rather than respond to the attacker, the adult is expected to focus on their own responsibilities. In Donald Trump’s case, Trump should focus on his actions as president. For example, rather than the public discussing Trump’s Twitter posts demonizing news media outlets, the voters should instead by talking about the travel ban, the executive orders on immigration and the repeal of ObamaCare. But they are not.

This is because Donald Trump attacked two news anchors and demonized CNN via his Twitter feed.

An adult response from Trump would have allowed the discussion to focus on important public policy, but his childish responses have brought forth childish controversy as the center of U.S. politics.

As if none of this is enough to convince you, consider this, a bully is defined by violent outbursts. Look at Trump’s actions and you can clearly see a correlation. Bully’s, by their nature, are defined by their low self-worth.

That, lies directly at the feet of Donald Trump.

It is all well defined by an extremely low and childish self-esteem that Donald Trump harbors about himself.

My question is – how is this making America great again?

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

6 replies on “The Low Self-Esteem of Donald Trump”

  1. Given Trump’s uneducated, untrained mind…
    In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias, wherein persons of low ability suffer from illusory superiority when they mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority derives from the metacognitive inability of low-ability persons to recognize their own ineptitude; without such self-awareness, they cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence.

  2. You hit the nail on the head, succinctly written.

    Bullying is now an asset and not a flaw, hence el trompas is highly admired for his infantile behavior.
    It is a lot easier to focus on the irrelevant than the issues of importance; it’s good for the ratings.

    We have become a ‘reality show’ for the world.

  3. Dave
    Ben and Pati thought Hillary was a super genius like themselves! Then again they can’t understand why the super geniuses keep losing

    1. So sayeth the man motored by a one-cell brain, gracing us with his Pearls of Pendejismos.

  4. Pati
    So said by one of the the Super Geniuses that haven’t figure out how to win against the one-cell brain crowd. No so super or geniuses after all but lives in consent state of delusion and denial.

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