If there’s one thing we know conclusively about Donald Trump, it’s that he’s a narcissist. If something doesn’t impact him, he’s not interested in how it might potentially harm someone else. He lacks the capacity to care for anyone else but himself.
Back in 2008, during an interview with Howard Stern, Trump admitted what a self-obsessed douchebag he is, recalling a Red Cross charity ball that took place at Mar-a-Lago. An 80-year-old man fell and was badly injured. Did the future president do anything to help? Nope. As Trump told Stern:
“So what happens is, this guy falls off right on his face, hits his head and I thought he died. And you know what I did? I said, ‘Oh my god, that’s disgusting, and I turned away. I couldn’t, you know — he was right in front of me. I turned away, I didn’t want to touch him.
“He’s bleeding all over the place, I felt terrible, you know. Beautiful marble floor, it didn’t look so good. It changed color, it became very red, and you have this poor guy, 80 years old, laying on the floor, conscious, and all of the rich people are turning away, ‘Oh my god, this is terrible, this is disgusting,’ and, you know, they’re turning away, nobody wants to help the guy, and his wife is screaming, she sitting right next to him and she’s screaming.”
He could have at least called 911 or tried to comfort the wife, couldn’t he? But instead he just looked the other way and pretended nothing had happened.
Later in the interview, Trump added that some U.S. Marines happened to be at the party and they rushed to help the elderly man who was bleeding:
“So from the back of the room they come running forward, they grabbed him, they put the blood all over the place, it’s all over their uniforms, they’re taking it, they swipe — they ran him out, they created a stretcher — they call it a human stretcher, their arms out, like five guys on each side. They ran him out, I never saw it, they ran him out. I was saying, ‘Get that blood cleaned up, it’s disgusting.’”
Yeah, a man is about to die, but for God’s sake don’t bloody up the expensive marble floor.
As if that’s not bad enough, Trump also admitted that he didn’t check the next day to see how the man who fell was doing:
“I forgot to call, the next day I forgot to call to say, is he OK. He was OK, it’s just not my thing. I just don’t like looking at blood.
“I’m not good for medical. In other words, if you, like, cut your finger and there’s blood pouring out, I’m gone.”
Too bad Donald Trump can’t be impeached for being a total asshole.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org