I can't imagine any sane person disputing the claim that Donald Trump is a narcissist. Experts characterize him as a malignant narcissist-- the worst kind. I would go further and say that he is also a brutal, murderous psychopath.
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All narcissists are predators. All psychopaths are narcissists and predators.
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We're seeing the strange fruits produced by the most despicable, corrupt, indescribably horrific substitute for a president the world has ever seen. Look to Tom Price to see a former congressman who'd been accused of profiting off of inside congressional knowledge on stock investments, who in just months, has racked up over a million dollars in flight costs between private jets and abuse of miitary resources. He's not alone At least three other Trump appointees, all people purportedly brought in to drain the swamp, have also exploited their power to power suck off the public teat.
It's reasonable to assume that we are seeing a tiny fraction, the tip of the iceberg, of what Trump and his appointees and nepotist surrogates are perpetrating. If Price has stolen a million dollars worth of services from us, assume that he's stolen at least ten million over all. If we know of four of Trump's appointees who are abusing their privilege and power for personal gain, assume that there are at least forty or fifty. Throw in the hundreds of millions of expenses Trump and his retinue have cost-- that we know about. Assume that the real total runs into the billions. Assume that when you add in the contracts Trump is authorizing for people, companies and countries that hold events at his properties the totals could run into the tens or even hundreds of billions. Trump and his criminal cronies are on the path to becoming the biggest theft ring in the history of the planet.
Assume that the Puerto Rico disaster that Trump's policies, responses and non-responses have exacerbated is part of a plan. It's a disaster capitalism plan that will disgustingly exploit the tragedy and suffering of the millions of American citizens in Puerto Rico. Trump will force Puerto Rico to accept loans and deals that privatize utilities, privatize infrastructure and almost outright steal assets from the people of Puerto Rico. Assume that the path to achieve such thievery will be laid by the purported swamp clearers Trump has appointed. This is predation at its worse. Assume that hundreds of thousands will lose their homes and small business properties. Assume that those properties will be bought up, perhaps under the duplicitous guise of emergency recovery, to be re-sold to friends of Trump or his GOP cronies-- perhaps shell corporations owned by current or former congress-people like Tom Price.
Since Trump also controls most of the federal criminal investigatory resources, it will to the remaining states where honest state's attorneys operate for any investigation of criminal predation and exploitation. Don't assume the Democrats will do much better than rotten, dishonest Trump appointees like Jeff Sessions.
In times like we face to day, it is legitimate, rational, and our responsibility to assume the worst, to assume that thievery is rampant and our commons assets are under great threat. Let's not forget that Trump wants to shrink the size of many national parks and open them to commercial exploitation, all while decreasing their availability to we-the-people.
At this point, the way to identify bad, predatory people in government is to find the ones appointed by Trump. Assume that if a person took a Trump appointment that he or she is a Trump comrade in narcissism, exploitation and predation, and probably psychopathy. These are not the dumb psychopaths you see in prisons. These are the smart ones who run corporations, mega-churches, armies and hedge funds. And they are legion.