Vol. 13    No. 14
JULY 9, 2018
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                                            Psychoanalyzing Trump

As I watch Donald Trump go in every direction at once, I wonder how he got this way. What causes him to do
always go against conventional wisdom, to go left when his advisors say left, to place himself in the position to be
the “savior” of the white race or at least the “poor whites” who believe anything he says and look past any
transgression of social or spiritual mores? What makes Donald Trump tick?

I am sure that there are probably thousands of psychologists and psychiatrists who would love to get Donald
Trump lying on a couch, spilling his guts. And it would probably necessitate dozens and dozens of sessions to
grasp what makes Donald Trump tick.

I can see now that there will probably be a remake of Citizen Kane, the Orson Wells movie that examined the life of
publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst. This time, it will be about Donald Trump. Who knows, perhaps Trump
had some traumatic childhood experienced that wrapped his life and fueled his narcissistic nature.

Did Trump’s father tell him during his youth that he would never amount to anything? Did Trump’s father tell him
that he would never be the best?

Or was Trump once an innocent young man who watched his father abuse women and screw everyone during his
rise to the top of the New York real estate market? Did Trump’s daddy lie always in his professional and personal

Was Trump picked on during recess on his school’s playground? Or perhaps a teacher told Trump that he had
better not apply for College A because his grades and academic acumen weren’t good enough?

Was there a young girl who broke Trump’s heart when he was a little boy? Or has he always had a complex with
women and earned lots of money so that he could buy the favors of beautiful women — by marrying them —
while other men would gain their favor because of their masculinity? --
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