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  • Independent
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    This is what drives me nuts about die hard liberals. There is plenty of evidence out there that makes Donald look like a fool, but getting pissed off every time a world leader meets with him only makes you look like one.

    My observation of Trump is that he becomes insecure (ie watch his body language) when he deals with anyone who is by nature a true leader. By this I mean, others who internally have natural personality traits that make for great leaders. It qualities that can't be taken away ever. With Trump, take away his money (and his position as president) he is the stereo typical sleazy salesman that will tell customers anything to sell them worthless swampland. Such a saleman avoids savvy customers who see through his BS.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    New Yorker, Why Is Emmanuel Macron Being So Nice to Donald Trump?

    There has never been a more opportune moment for that than now, with America so clearly in decline in the eyes of the rest of the world, and Trump more isolated every day. Macron seems to believe that he has detected in Trump the same vulnerability that Obama thought he had: an absence of any beliefs or ideology, and a persona that turns on a desperate desire to be liked. Anyone who flatters Trump and treats him respectfully gets his good opinion and coöperation in return. (Canada’s Justin Trudeau is playing this card, too.) Since Trump seems to view life as a series of small brutal ballets of dominance—exemplified in comic form by his ongoing struggle with Macron for the superior handshake—Macron seems to imagine that he can be easily manipulated to France’s benefit.

    This seems to be the tactics of some world leaders, at least for now. But as the author notes, "Narcissists can be manipulated for a moment, but they can’t be managed. Even as they watch a parade, they manage to make themselves miserable—their memory for slights felt is far greater than their memory for sights seen."

    Trump will be miserable for the rest of his presidency, even as world leaders strive to honor him for the sake of getting what they want from him. In his quest for world adulation may, he may find that the world admires Melania far more than him. Melania, who is multilingual seems more relaxed and politically astute in the European arena than Trump.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Mr. Macron had better keep his wife closer to himself if they ever have another meeting, I have a feeling Donald wanted to grope her since she was in such "good shape". Sexist bastard.

    msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/macrons-...

  • Liberal
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    He is just a true kitty lover and wanted to pat hers.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    wwjd Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    This is what drives me nuts about die hard liberals. There is plenty of evidence out there that makes Donald look like a fool, but getting pissed off every time a world leader meets with him only makes you look like one.

    My observation of Trump is that he becomes insecure (ie watch his body language) when he deals with anyone who is by nature a true leader. By this I mean, others who internally have natural personality traits that make for great leaders. It qualities that can't be taken away ever. With Trump, take away his money (and his position as president) he is the stereo typical sleazy salesman that will tell customers anything to sell them worthless swampland. Such a saleman avoids savvy customers who see through his BS.

    I agree on this point. As several journalists have suggested, Trump's incessant need for adulation stems from a deep sense of insecurity, especially in the presence of more accomplished leaders. It's also one of the reasons he is so engaged in "Obama bashing". By attacking Obama accomplishments, it gives the false impression to his supporters that Trump is rescuing America from the "carnage" of the Obama presidency.
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    New Yorker, Why Is Emmanuel Macron Being So Nice to Donald Trump?

    Trump will be miserable for the rest of his presidency, even as world leaders strive to honor him for the sake of getting what they want from him. In his quest for world adulation may, he may find that the world admires Melania far more than him. Melania, who is multilingual seems more relaxed and politically astute in the European arena than Trump.

    Which is a complete opposite of Obama (as well as other presidents) who very much wanted his wife to be successfull\loved\admired\etc. Such leaders don't feel it takes away from them, and its to their benefit. Trump is so insecure as a human being, he can't handle sharing the spotlight with anyone else. Its easy to imagine that when he invited to an event, if he sees anyone on the guest list that is likely to overshadow him, he'll decline. And in all seriousness, I can see him having internal\supressed feelings of jealousy if someone enters the room with the baby, and the attention is shifted away from him to the baby.

    If we look at this from his base perspective, some of his base probably can see he is too unqualified and immature to be president, but they feel they have elected the right person to blow everything up through his incompetence. In other words, he's a bull in china shop, and no matter how hard a bull might try, he will naturally damage pretty much everything simply by being himself.

  • Center Left
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    Agreed. He is like no other and that is not a positive. I didn't like many past potus but "they" were at least somewhat respectable.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    How would you or anyone feel that's been picked on through their entire term (5 months) when all you get is criticism and investigations looking for a witch? He (Don Don) feels so insecure, he's looking for a mommy figure (Mr. Macron's wife) to coddle n cuddle up to, po boy has been so mistreated! "Oh, you're in such good shape, can I pet you mommy?" snark/