Donald Trump Is a Genuinely Disgusting Person

The latest fart from the Great Gasbag:

In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.” He also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak because she was forbidden to as a Muslim and questioned whether Khan’s words were his own.

“Who wrote that? Did Hillary’s script writers write it?” Trump said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.”

A politician with normal psychological wiring would have expressed his humble gratitude for Captain Humayun Khan’s service, expressed condolences for his family’s loss, and then launched into some boilerplate about what he would do for veterans. But Trump, the psychopathic narcissist, makes everything about himself.

Pressed by Stephanopoulos to name the sacrifices he’d made for his country, Trump said: “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”

Trump also cited his work on behalf of veterans, including helping to build a Vietnam War memorial in Manhattan, and raising “millions of dollars” for vets.

And just yesterday, he had wanted the sole meunière and had to settle for the herb-crusted salmon. Such a trial.

Update: Oh, and I wanted to add something  about the Houston Chronicle‘s endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

Any one of Trump’s less-than-sterling qualities – his erratic temperament, his dodgy business practices, his racism, his Putin-like strongman inclinations and faux-populist demagoguery, his contempt for the rule of law, his ignorance – is enough to be disqualifying. His convention-speech comment, “I alone can fix it,” should make every American shudder. He is, we believe, a danger to the Republic. …

… These are unsettling times, even if they’re not the dark, dystopian end times that Trump lays out. They require a steady hand. That’s not Donald Trump.

The times also require a person who envisions a hopeful future for this nation, a person who has faith in the strong, prosperous and confident America we hope to bequeath our children and grandchildren, as first lady Michelle Obama so eloquently envisioned in Philadelphia. That’s not Donald Trump’s America.

The endorsement is more hopeful than I am that Hillary Clinton really will follow through on the progressive planks of the Democratic platform, but at least I’m not concerned about her psychological wiring.

24 thoughts on “Donald Trump Is a Genuinely Disgusting Person

  1. In college, (military), someone who behaved even close to Trump would have ended up hosting their own blanket party.

    One occurrence generally cured all sorts of behavior problems.

  2. In the DSM, is it sociopaths or psychopaths (or both) who lack empathy?

    And did we mention he’s raised less for veterans than he claimed?

  3. Tom_b …Speaking purely as a lay person who has researched the difference between sociopaths and psychopaths; I can say with some degree of authority that Donald Trump is closer to being a sociopath than a psychopath. That distinction lies in the fact that psychopaths generally have a higher degree of intelligence. Believe me!

  4. Who the f*ck used my moniker, and turned it into an obscenity?

    Not that I disagree with the sentiment, but…

  5. Look, folks, there’ only ONE perplexed and angry yellow-faced person on this site:
    AND THAT’S ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Personally, I use “sociopathy” as a blanket term for anybody so selfish that other peoples rights are continuously ignored with no remorse felt. Subsets of sociopathy, which could also be considered ‘flavors’, include machiavellianism (specializing in behind the scenes manipulation), narcissism (so full of self-love they demand worship from others), and psychopathy (complete lack of empathy in all they do). All sociopaths have these same ingredients, but in varying amounts.

    The ones I’ve known in technical fields were usually far less intelligent than they tried to appear, being basically con-artists, with the one exception being the science of human manipulations. It’s interesting observing Trump since everybody’s watching and he cannot obfuscate or hidey-hole his weaknesses the way sociopaths can under more conventional circumstances.

  7. In my hometown of Colorado Springs, there was a story which ought to have been headline news and a video which should have been seen by every voter in the country. is the link (you want to click on the top video which is a couple of minutes because the bottom video is an hour and a half).

    Let the Trump supporters who say Blue Lives Matter watch Trump, watch the fire marshal, and tell us that Hillary would have done just the same thing.

    Let working people who support Trump watch the fury in his face as he spews contempt for a working man who is doing his job. Ask them if they really believe Trump respects them.

    Let everyone see the face of a man who is clearly out of control of himself and the situation and tell us that he would be just fine in the Oval Office during a crisis.

    Too bad this has been a local story. If he pulls this stunt again, I hope the fire marshal has him arrested for interfering with a public official in the administration of his duties.

    Now THAT would have made the video go viral!

  8. Bill, I like “Cluster B Personality Disorder” as a blanket term, it sounds so cool!

    I remember (more or less) a great line from a Michael Chabon novel, “There was something about him that made you look down at the instrument panel of life and see a red light flashing.” That’s how Mitt Romney struck me, and it goes double for Trump. But, I guess a lot of people don’t have the warning light, or the bulb is burned out.

    Evidently, successful businessmen score high on the sociopathy index. But, they fall short of the criteria for the diagnosis. Some sociopaths can be very charming people. Thats how they manipulate people. Ted Bundy was able to “turn on the charm” and win the confidence of his victims. Mitt tried to do that, but for me he always seemed like a guy that you might meet in a bus station, and who acts a little too much like an old friend. He was an unctuous, smarmy sort. Trump seems like an unabashed jerk, but, arrogance, self importance and complete lack of empathy are repulsive in an adversary, but, useful in an ally. That’s his game, he convinces people that they are on the same side, judging from his supporters, he’s darn good at it.

    Once again, I quote the great man, “What a revoltin’ development this is!”

  9. Regardless of Hillary’s faults, it is absolutely mind-boggling, even given the relatively high levels of know nothing-ism in the electorate, that there remain as many voters as there apparently are who still can’t see that Trump is not sane, and clearly not morally fit to be President, after his continued attacks on the Khans. Trump’s advisers must be absolutely horrified that their man is of such emotional immaturity that he could not contain his impulses to double down on his “mistake.” And I can’t imagine that at least the women in his family aren’t deeply ashamed and/or embarrassed by his behavior.

    Rather than simply apologize to the Khans and express his condolences for their loss and pain, which would have ended it there as a “story” to a large extent, he can’t help himself from throwing more fuel on the fire, keeping it front and center. Not only is he morally unfit, his stupidity seems to know no bounds.

    Trump slithered to the GOP nomination by outdoing them all on racism, hatred and fear. And that is the only thing those who still support him care about, apparently.

    Trump is succeeding in re-branding the GOP as the party of hate, exposing for all to see, the moral midgetry and cowardice of “leaders” like Ryan, McConnell et al, who should condemn him unequivocally.

    Hillary may have her faults, but next to Trump, she’s a saint, genius, and savior.

  10. And that, CSM, is exactly the point. All this boils down to “Trump acts like Trump” that is boorish, insensitive and ego-maniacal while all Hillary has to do is not drool excessively for people to react viscerally rather than intellectually. I’d argue that this was the plan all along. After all, who’d be any better at the role of guaranteed loser than the Donald?

  11. Dispense with the psych terms, PLEEZE. Trump is a classic asshole. Pretty simple.

  12. I can hardly wait (Yes, I can!,) to hear the next stupid thing this imbecile says!

  13. DMC, in the “long con,” which is what this would be, the setup man has to be really believable. Trump is way too obvious for that role. He’s not playing moron, he truly is one.

    That said, this election is a lot like WWF, where you have high drama, villainy on both sides, sidekicks, plots and sub plots, with the Victor preordained. Only the rubes who naively believe it’s “real” keep it going. But if this was WWF Trump would have been canned for being too damned dumb for the role.

  14. A friend and colleague tells me that the key distinction between a sociopath and a psychopath is that the psychopath will eat you.

  15. When I grew up Gold Star Mothers were honored for the sacrifice they gave to our country. It was unthinkable that anybody could be so disrespectful and so devoid of empathy and compassion that they would trash the mother of a fallen American hero.
    Can you picture self-centered narcissistic slob like Trump placing a wreath in honor of America’s fallen warriors or receiving the remains at Dover — and think it would have any real meaning in his heart? A creature like Trump doesn’t have the capacity feel any pain other than his own. On the emotional scale of empathy he’s just one step up from a reptile.
    He’s garbage. And I agree with Mr Kahn’s extremely cutting remark..“His children should counsel him”.

  16. Uh, sociopaths are incapable of empathy, owing to a “wiring” problem. That actually raises a dharmic question for MahaBarbara: Does a sociopath have Buddha nature?

    • //Does a sociopath have Buddha nature?// Mu. (Mu is “Um …” backwards.)

      Seriously, it is taught that living beings *are* Buddha nature, although you have to be wary of saying they “have” Buddha nature, because that would suggest there is a distinctive being that “has” things. However, Buddha nature often is not expressed or evident.

  17. The problem with the term “asshole” is that people define it differently. In fact, I can diagnose who is what by their use of that term. To a nice person an asshole is somebody who’s mean to others. To a mean person an asshole is somebody who isn’t cooperating with their goals.

  18. “Does a sociopath have a Buddha nature?”

    Anakin Skywalker could be re-turned to the good, but the Evil Emperor had to be thrown down the shaft. Hope we don’t have to throw the Donald down the shaft. But it might make for a good story if he made a mess of things and then his son threw him down the shaft. No wait, that’d be Hillary’s daughter? …which would make Hillary Darth Vader? Never mind.

  19. Trump: I’m afraid election will ‘be rigged’

    I guess Trump is starting to see the handwriting on the wall. He’s getting his excuse for being defeated in place..This way he won’t be one of those losers he so dislikes. He’ll be an heroic victim of crooked Hillary. At least in his own mind.

  20. Trump: I’m afraid election will ‘be rigged’

    I guess Trump is starting to see the handwriting on the wall. He’s getting his excuse for being defeated in place..This way he won’t be one of those losers he so dislikes. He’ll be an heroic victim of crooked Hillary. At least in his own mind.

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