“A nation without borders is a nation not at all. Without borders, we have the reign of chaos, crime, cartels and believe it or not, coyotes,” Trump said of the Senate spending bill he's refusing to sign due to it not meeting his demands on border security funding pic.twitter.com/aX3BgpTXX3
That time a 65-year-old chronic philanderer who cheated on his wife with a porn star while his wife was at home with his infant son became obsessed with a 22-year-old actress getting caught kissing a film director behind her then boyfriend's back.
Indeed, it was evident many years before he ran for president. It was evident when he considered himself a Democrat. He was every bit as reviled by New Yorkers even then because the negative appraisals of Trump's character aren't about partisanship. I was horrified when NBC gave him a TV show 14 years ago and did not watch it. I was disgusted in the 1980s and 1990s when Oprah and other TV personalities would provide Trump with fawning, softball interviews. Even in those interviews, his corrupt character was evident.
I'm not naive. I've long understood that a significant portion of any population could sign up to support a mad man. I just didn't expect it would happen in my country during my lifetime.
The dark triad is a personality organization that comprises three psychological traits: psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism. These three traits are considered conceptually distinct, though they overlap and often co-occur within a personality. A fourth trait, everyday sadism, is also conceptually distinct, but if present, it typically appears alongside other traits in the triad, forming an even darker tetrad.
Because of its association with criminal behavior, the dark triad has been studied within the field of forensic psychology. It has also been studied by business researchers because the triad is sometimes found in organizational leaders. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic briefly described behavioral manifestations of the three traits (bold added):
....Russia, Iran, Syria & many others are not happy about the U.S. leaving, despite what the Fake News says, because now they will have to fight ISIS and others, who they hate, without us. I am building by far the most powerful military in the world. ISIS hits us they are doomed!