Whenever Donald Trump perceives his public image being damaged by the copious quantities of personal problems for which he is largely the cause, he resorts to praising himself with fake flattery because, in his nakedly narcissistic fog, he can’t find anyone else to do it.
Trump is someone who is so pitifully pathetic that he has to repeatedly remind his glassy-eyed cult followers that he is their “favorite president.” He spends an enormous amount of time regaling himself with accolades for “achievements” that he never accomplished, and for “victories” that exist only in his perverse imagination. Which is the sort of derangement that leads to comments like this one that he posted on his floundering social media scam, Truth Social…
“‘TRUMP WAS RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING’ One of most often used current phrases or statements. Wow, such a magnificent compliment. Thank you!”
The “magnificent compliment” that Trump is so conceitedly celebrating is one that is “most often used” by himself. If it is uttered by anyone else, it is generally with his prodding. So in addition to being factually ludicrous, it is a contrivance that Trump has invented and disseminated in order to fluff up his own ego.
Trump stoops to these depths of desperation because he is sinking in political and legal quicksand. His Trump Organization was recently found guilty of financial fraud. The House Select Committee investigating the January insurrection that he incited has issued criminal referrals to the the Department of Justice. He has Special Counsel Jack Smith investigating his criminal activities related to the January 6th insurrection that he incited, and the theft and hoarding of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort/home. And his tax returns for the past six years were just made public after his frantic efforts to keep them secret.
No wonder Trump is so hysterically hyping himself. Along with the concocted compliment above, Trump posted a list of politicians that he undeservedly took credit for electing, despite the vast majority of them being in safe seats in red districts.. He also bragged about defeating other politicians that opposed him, who all happened to be Republicans. But for some reason he neglected to mention all of his endorsed candidates who failed, making him this electoral cycle’s biggest loser.
Trump went on to whine about his having been cast off from some social media sites due to his rampant disinformation and incitation to violence. He singled out Facebook for criticism saying that…
“Facebook has lost over 80 Billion Dollars in Value since ‘deplatforming’ President Donald J. Trump. Also, it has gotten very BORING and UNINTERESTING. That stupid, unnecessary, and probably illegal move is now considered a major business mistake. I agree!”
First of all, notice that in his post Trump is agreeing with himself. Totally normal, right? More to the point, he is demonstrating his extraordinary ignorance by asserting that Facebook’s stock decline had anything to do with Trump being banished. The Internet sector was hit hard due to a variety of factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, and the fact that it had risen to levels entirely out of proportion to its earnings potential.
Despite the 65% decline in 2022, Facebook’s parent company, META, is still a $300 billion corporation. Compare that to the shell company that was expected to take Trump’s Truth Social public, Digital World Acquisition Corporation (DWAC), that lost 85% of its stock value last year.
Trump also failed to mention the financial state of his own businesses. With the release of his tax returns America learned that Trump lost over $300 million dollars in the past six years. And that was even after selling properties that he inherited from his father, and gouging guests at his hotels during his occupation of the White House, including his staff, the Secret Service, and foreign dignitaries.
That isn’t exactly a record of being “right about everything.” To the contrary, Trump may have set a record for wrongness. It’s a legacy that will endure, especially considering how awful he is at generating positive press. For instance…
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