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Trump is unconsciously playing a role

Before he was elected, Donald trump rose to prominence by playing a role: that of the stern business executive who had to fire people every week. He might have claimed to have a business background, but that role was as much a fiction as any other. Trump is thus more of an actor than a businessman, intent on nursing his ego. After all, what real business executive would waste his time on a reality tv show? Trump was performing then, and is still performing. Look at him: he speaks in clipped soundbytes like a president in an action film; he swaggers as if he has gravitas, clearly thinking that if he acts like a president, people will respect him. The guy seems not to realise that there's a hell of a lot more to running a superpower than that. Even more absurdly, the American electorate, in it's turn, didn't realise that it needed to vote for a proper politician capable of leading a country rather than a tv personality with a strong-sounding catchphrase.

America needs a proper politician to lead it, not some overgrown child playing a game, a role which he seems somehow to have mistaken for reality. It's as if Trump doesn't even realise he was employed to perform in The Apprentice, yet has clearly internalised and continued in that role, mistaking being cast in a role of authority for real authority. To me, that lack of understanding, that confusion between fiction and reality, hints at some kind of neurological disorder. Indeed, as discussed here, Trump seems to have profound ego issues; he is an extremely insecure individual. Might that mean that, deep down in his unconscious, he knows he has no place being where he currently finds himself and is in way, way over his head?


[Edited 02/08/2017 at 22:54:10 - added a bit]

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