Newspaper article MinnPost.com

What Drives Trump to Think and Do as He Does? Starting a List of Possibilities

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

What Drives Trump to Think and Do as He Does? Starting a List of Possibilities

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Reading and thinking about the emerging facts and arguments over what we might as well start calling Comeygate, I find myself making a list of things about President Trump's qualities and beliefs that drive him to do and say some of the things he says and does. I claim no expertise in any of the relevant fields, and hope that those with those areas of expertise will continue to help us try to understand this, but on a quick first draft, some of those qualities and beliefs of Trump might include:

* That he doesn't respect facts or the truth or even care about maintaining the appearance that he respects facts or the truth. Perhaps that's because he believes - and has substantial reason to believe, although he may be testing the limits of this one -- that his followers will follow him anywhere and believe him about anything. And that he is intoxicated, perhaps to the point of blindness, by that belief. …

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