Love Thyself

FCE3C4A8-FD6F-44EC-BF82-4F85B040F316Donald Trump has an enormous ego. And enormous egos require constant reinforcement. That explains why virtually all of the members of his cabinet and most of the Republican members of Congress have publicly humiliated themselves by heaping effusive praise upon him, which Trump basks in and soaks up like a sponge.

But when it comes to the most extravagant praise for Donald Trump, no one is more enthusiastic than Donald Trump.

He claims to know the best words. He boasts that he is really smart, really rich, and that he makes the best deals. He said that, when it comes to fighting ISIS, he knows more than the generals.

In an impromptu interview yesterday with the New York Times, Trump said that Chinese President Xi “treated me better than anybody’s ever been treated in the history of China. You know that.”

He also said, “I know the details of taxes better than anybody. Better than the greatest CPAs. I know the details of health care better than most, better than most.” This after saying earlier this year that “no one knew that healthcare could be so complicated.”

Trump also asserted that the mainstream media needs him. He said, “Another reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes. Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times.”

“So they basically have to let me win,” he added. “And eventually, probably six months before the election, they’ll be loving me because they’re saying, ‘Please, please, don’t lose Donald Trump.’ Okay?”

Seriously, you can’t make this shit up!

Trump has falsely claimed he has signed more legislation in his first year in office than any other president. He has boasted that he has accomplished more in his first year as president than any other president before him. He said he’s cut back more regulations than any president since Abraham Lincoln.

Of course, not a single one of those boasts is true.

A conservative political action group even produced a video ego booster entitled “Thank You, President Trump,” in which “everyday Americans” offer their ebullient thanks to our grand and glorious leader for all of the things he’s done for them.

Doesn’t it make you want to barf?

Has there ever been a president who is more needy of praise and who has such a fragile ego?

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “extravagant.”

13 thoughts on “Love Thyself

  1. Sight11 December 29, 2017 / 10:24 am

    I dread to think what will happen if he gets reelected (even as a nominee). His followers are insane.

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    • Fandango December 29, 2017 / 11:04 am

      I would call his followers “rabid,” as in foaming at the mouth.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong December 29, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I only hope that in the not too distant future, these ass lickers get to look back at themselves and cringe.

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    • Fandango December 29, 2017 / 11:06 am

      You’re assuming that they have consciences. They don’t.

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  3. rugby843 December 29, 2017 / 10:54 am

    I didn’t view it. All I can do is just delete. He makes me sick. I do not understand why anyone would think he is fit for candidacy, let alone presidency.

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  4. Michael December 29, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    My first thought was this is something you could easily delete so as not to insult to sane members of your country which I’d like to think are in the majority. But I have read articles about Trump where this behaviour is normal for him as his entire life is made up of self-praise bordering on as you rightfully put it, wanting to barf.

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  5. newepicauthor December 29, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I don’t see a glimmer of hope if he gets re-elected. Trump has done nothing that I want to thank him for, unless I consider thanking him for making himself look like an ass. This has been a horrible year for America and every day I see our country becoming more divided.

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    • Fandango December 29, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      That’s IF there’s another election in 2020. Trump might just declare himself Führer before then.

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  6. Suze December 29, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Ya is sad that less than 22% of the population respects this buffoon, and yet…we are still stuck with him.

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  7. BuzzCut December 29, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    “Has there ever been a president who is more needy of praise and who has such a fragile ego?”
    ~ maybe not a president but…

    supreme leader Kim Jong-un could be Trump’s emotional twin

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