I realize that pointing out the stupidity or amorality or narcissism of Donald Trump is like reminding people that the sun rises and sets every day, but occasionally he says or does something that rises to the level of incomprehensibility.
Yesterday, Trump tweeted this:
Did you see what he did?
Trump quoted himself complimenting himself, and then he thanked himself for that quoted self-compliment.
The constant, incessant self-praise is a clear sign of a man whose ego is both disturbingly large and exceedingly fragile. It reeks of sadness and desperation. I’ve never met anyone in my life so desperate for praise that they were willing to compliment themselves in such a publicly embarrassing, never-ending way.
If he wasn’t a racist hobgoblin who steals children from poor people and brags about his serial sexual assault, I’d be compelled to offer the guy a hug.
All of this is bad enough. It also explains why he famously has no friends other than those of a transactional nature. Who would want to spend any meaningful time with someone like this?
But then to quote yourself - to quote your own self-praise of yourself - and then thank yourself for that self-praise… to the entire world?
If this had been any other human being, I would rightfully assume that a medical team was on route to determine if the person in question had suffered from a stroke.
But no, this is Donald Trump. Sadly, it was bizarre and sad and stupid and truly disturbing, but also just a Saturday morning.