In his first major network interview since the inauguration, TwitterFinger’s personality was on full view of the American people, and it wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t just laughable; it was terrifying. It was unbelievable. It was embarrassing. The Washington Post’s summary of the interview is even more chilling. To read those words is almost more jarring than hearing them since we’ve all gotten used to his 5th grade playground bully schtick. In print, his words are horrifying. My God, this guy’s not just a flaming asshole (sorry, Momma), he’s actually mentally unstable. He is so pathologically narcissistic that everything, I mean everything is about him. His speeches are the best ever, his crowds are the best ever, his standing ovations are larger, longer, and better than anyone’s. To wit:
“See what Fox said. They said it was one of the great speeches. [At the CIA] They showed the people applauding and screaming. … I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl, and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time. You probably ran it live. I know when I do good speeches. I know when I do bad speeches. That speech was a total home run. They loved it. … People loved it. They loved it. They gave me a standing ovation for a long period of time. They never even sat down, most of them, during the speech. There was love in the room. You and other networks covered it very inaccurately. … That speech was a good speech. And you and a couple of other networks tried to downplay that speech. And it was very, very unfortunate that you did.”
Holy Jesus. I used to think that he was just a cynical reality television star using his fame to play his supporters for chumps. I have changed my opinion – he’s a nut. He’s truly unstable and dangerous. He obsesses so much about his fame and popularity that he actually makes decisions based on how much attention he can get. If he gets offended, he flies into a rage. If he perceives even a tiny slight he wildly overreacts and lashes out for days. And this guy has the nuclear codes (and he’s putting Rootin’ Tootin’ Rick Perry in charge of the nuclear arsenal.)
I’ve gone from head shaking disbelief that the voters have inflicted this clown on us to truly fearing for our country. The pit in my stomach isn’t healthy, but I feel completely helpless to do anything about this impending national tragedy. I’m not even sure that even when impeached he’ll actually leave the White House; he’ll likely have to be physically removed. This is not just a big Celebrity Apprentice episode, this is a modern day Madness of King George.