The daily outpouring of unrestrained outrage by Donald Trump has become a spectacle that exceeds the pretensions of the most hyper-sensationalized soap opera. He somehow always manages to top his prior bombastic blathering with ever more rancor and hostility. It’s core symptom of his sociopathic, malignant narcissism.
In recent weeks Trump has been bellowing about the FBI having searched his Mar-a-Lago bunker in order to retrieve thousands of documents that he unlawfully took from the White House, many of which were classified at the highest levels. And his petulant tantrums produced a preposterous array of excuses for his criminal conduct.
But nothing seems to trigger Trump’s tempter more than his being compared to former President Barack Obama. Trump’s seething jealously of Obama was a prime motivating factor for his entry into politics, and it remains at the top of his list of personal grievances. Consequently, Trump is not going to happy to hear that Obama just won an Emmy for work on the Netflix documentary series, “Our Great National Parks.”
“The five-part show, which features national parks from around the globe, is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, “Higher Ground.”
“He was the biggest name in a category full of famous nominees for the award handed out at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmys, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Attenborough and Lupita Nyong’o.”
This is an especially touchy subject for Trump who long craved an Emmy for himself. But he was never even nominated throughout fourteen seasons of his cheesy reality game show, The Apprentice. Still, it was far from the only aching neglect that has vexed Trump’s humungous, but fragile, ego.
Trump is surely distraught over the fact that Obama was elected twice by majorities of voters, while Trump lost the popular vote twice as well as the presidency in his second attempt. Although Trump did outscore Obama two to zero in impeachments.
As a result of what Trump regards as spurious snubs, he acted out in the most infantile manner. He refused to present the official White House portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama, as new presidents have done for decades for their predecessors. President Biden is going to correct that petty disrespect by Trump this week.
Meanwhile, Trump paid $650,000 to the Smithsonian Institution to fund portraits of himself and Melania for the National Portrait Gallery. That was money that he raised through his deceitfully named “Save America” PAC. Those are funds that he had promised to spend on electing MAGA Republicans, advancing the “Big Lie” that he won the 2020 election, and fight his legal battles.
Trump has also employed Obama “whataboutism” as one of his excuses for having stolen national security materials and storing them at his Palm Beach resort/home. in post on his floundering Twitter ripoff, Truth Social, Trump wondered…
“What happened to the 30 million pages of documents taken from the White House to Chicago by Barack Hussein Obama? He refused to give them back! What is going on? This act was strongly at odds with NARA. Will they be breaking into Obama’s “mansion” in Martha’s Vineyard?”
The truth, as noted in the Washington Post, is that “the Obama team was transferring the records to Chicago through the National Archives,” [and that} “there isn’t the faintest hint of legal violations.” In other words, the documents were always managed by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which controlled the facility in Chicago, and none of them were classified, which was affirmed by NARA.
Trump’s Obama envy was still evident as recently as last night at his cult rally in Pennsylvania, where he whined that…
“I think we got like 10 million more votes than Obama got. Obama.. so popular. They say he’s so handsome. He’s such a great speaker. What does he say? He says nothing
Trump: Obama.. so popular. They say he’s so handsome. He’s such a great speaker. What does he say? He says nothing pic.twitter.com/sNfmYZbpeG
— Acyn (@Acyn) September 4, 2022
Trump is so proud of getting more votes than Obama. Too bad it was four years later (Obama was happily retired), and he was running against Joe Biden, who got seven million more votes than Trump. What’s more, Trump simply can’t contain his jealousy of Obama’s looks and oratory. It really is pathetic that Trump feels the need to constantly compare himself to someone so obviously superior in every way. He just keeps setting himself up to be seen as the loser that he has always been.
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