Perhaps you’ve thought it more than once: President Trump acts like a spoiled child, especially when he’s on Twitter and he’s angry. He lashes out in a very juvenile fashion, unable to accept blame for mistakes he’s made or merely remain silent instead of digging the hole he’s in even deeper.
Republican strategist Evan Siegfried gave voice to those thoughts during an appearance on AM Joy Sunday morning. During a discussion of Trump’s continued criticism of local officials in Puerto Rico, where the administration has clearly dropped the ball, Siegfried commented:
“The president is isolated, impotent, and has an overblown sense of grievance. He feels he needs to be getting credit for things he shouldn’t be getting credit for because he has very few accomplishments. He is becoming isolated and congressional Republicans largely ignore him.”
Siegfried then added:
“He has no real legislative track record, he has only executive orders to show for what he’s done and he has a further divided nation.”
But the longtime GOP strategist laid Trump low by making a completely accurate comparison of the president to a teenage girl:
“At the same time when we look at what he was saying yesterday, it sounds like a valley girl. ‘Oh, my god, they’re ingrates, why don’t they appreciate me?’ We have a high school girl as president of the United States essentially, who is trying to make it all about him and his ego as opposed to the fact that 55 percent of the people in Puerto Rico don’t have drinkable water. Ninety percent don’t have cell service and only 5 percent have electric power. The optics are very bad and deservedly so, but it’s now all about how people don’t appreciate the very great things that are going on there.”
Yes, exactly! Donald Trump is pure ego and suffers from a malignant case of narcissism. Everything is about him, even when it clearly isn’t. He has such an inflated sense of self-importance that he demands worship and praise at all times.
But to be even more accurate, Donald Trump is not even as mature as a high schooler. He’s more like a 2-year-old brat who pouts and throws a tantrum when he doesn’t get his way. No wonder the rest of the world is laughing at us.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org