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?