I, like many of you, have been listening to Donald Trump for what -- almost two years now -- and like the rest of American and much of the world, I can't get enough of listening to what I've known was a crazy man. But I still can't stop listening -- like many of you.
And I haven't really been able to figure out exactly what is it about this guy that we can't take our eyes and ears off of him?
And exactly why are we all so freaked out about him.
Well, I think now I may know why. Today, I listened to every word of the "WTF" Press Conference. Trump gave us Trump like never before for 77 tantalizing moments. We shouldn't have any more questions about the guy. It's all there. There are no more secrets. He gave us everything he had. And everything we need. All you have to do is read and analyze the transcript.
Which I did.
Well, I did halfway so far, but that's all I really need. As I was watching in bedazzlement, I realized that virtually every single sentence the orange guy uttered was, well, weird, odd, or different. There were very few "normal" sentences and thoughts that came out of his bottom teeth only showing mouth.
So I went home and decided to analyze every sentence and put them into categories. Which I did. As each sentence came up, I put them in what I through was the proper category.
So here it is. Here is why we are all so tantalized by Trump, and also so freaked out by him.
WHEN Donald Trump talks, besides a few normal things here or there, he says things in basically six pathological categories. They are:
1. Hyperbole (Exaggeration, Grandiosity); 2. Narcissism; 3. Derogatory remarks about others;
4. Authoritarian Remarks; 5. Lies, and, finally, just 6. Weird sh*t.
And the reason I believe that people are so drawn to listening to someone so bat crazy, is that most of us have never, ever heard someone use the English language so pathologically. It is almost an art form. It's poetry. He does it so naturally, so effortlessly, we are all mesmerized. It's the combination of a soliloquy and a great comic. He's Shakespeare and Robin Williams rolled into one. (If he reads this, despite my utter denunciation of him, he would be really, really happy that I said that. He would probably praise me).
He gives you just enough reality to keep you coming back, but then he constantly goes into one of the six categories, to keep your head spinning. And you don't know which category it will be. That's what make him so interesting.
I finished analyzing just about half of the 77 minute press conference, about 37 minutes' worth of his verbal gymnastics. In those 37 minutes he said -- get ready for this -- 239 whoppers -- something virtually no sane person would ever say. That's about six wild things per minute. Now most of the phrases are in two categories, (which he gets double points for), like the beauty , "I don't think there's been a President in this short a time who has done what we've done," which is both narcissistic and a lie.
Sometimes, which is very exciting, , he gets triple points for saying a whopper that hits THREE categories, usually narcissism, hyperbole and a lie, like the shake-your-head saying, "We've created one of the great cabinets in American history." His doubles and triples are what make us want to hit our heads against our cars but keep us glued to the tube to see what he's going to say next.
It was truly amazing going through the speech copying and pasting his words to each category. I knew he said a lot of batty stuff, but I didn't realize it was virtually EVERY sentence, and mostly two or three in a sentence.