Trump's crowd-size self-obsession manifested itself when he claimed the media misrepresented the number of people attending his inauguration. Trump spoke at CIA headquarters and said that "one of the networks" had shown "an empty field," while he saw a crowd that "looked like a million-and-a-half people" and "went all the way back to the Washington Monument."
In the wake of the August mass shooting, Trump visited a hospital in El Paso, Texas, and proceeded to brag about the crowd size at an earlier campaign rally, saying, "the place was packed... that was some crowd and we had twice the number outside."
Trump's lies, delusions and tantrums reveal a fragility that dominates his decision-making.
He's not even trying to hide his self-pity, tweeting, "there has been no President in the history of our country who has been treated so badly as I have": it's his panic, masquerading as strength.
Trump revels in his own claim of celebrity, fame and wealth. The prospect of him losing the 2020 election would be a public rebuke and humiliation, that he could never allow to happen.
Trump has already made it clear that he would not accept the results of the 2020 presidential election if he were to lose.
July 30 tweet: "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history," Trump tweeted. "It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???"
Do you really believe that he didn't have a nefarious strategy if he thought his DeJoy Post Office rigging the election wasn't going to work?
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