Everyone You Ever Wanted to Know About Donald Trump But Were Afraid to Ask

Meet the Malignant Narcissist who is the President of the United States, and then don’t lose any sleep over it, if can can.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Sidney Blumenthal, an advisor in the Clinton administration, wrote a brilliant and well-resourced article for the London Review of Books about the history of the Trump family and about the personal anxieties of Donald Trump, as expressed in his own words. His statements are documented. It may be the best, most comprehensive article you will ever read on the subject of “What Makes Donald Run?”

The short summary is that Trump and his family grew up in Queens in a grand mansion, but he longed to be accepted in Manhattan society. He latched his star to the repulsive Roy Cohn and various Mafia dons and never won what he most craved: respect. Again and again, he was driven to prove that whatever he did was the biggest and best, even when it wasn’t.

Fred Trump, Donald’s father, was a king of Queens; the Donald became a joker in Manhattan. In…

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One thought on “Everyone You Ever Wanted to Know About Donald Trump But Were Afraid to Ask

  1. LOVED IT. I posted the original article at Oped.
    Thanks Lloyd and Diane for always tuning g me into the bet. I sw his history on pBS, and so I recognized the Roy Cohen effect : double down AND DESTROY ANY CRITICISM.

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