For Donald Trump, hearing “You’re Fired,” the term he made famous with his popular Apprentice television show, must be an unbearable traumatic experience.
A 2017 book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, by a group of mental health professionals expressed the opinion that Trump’s statements and behavior exhibited characteristics associated with a narcissistic personality disorder –– poor self-esteem, lack of empathy, feelings of shame, interpersonal distress, aggression, and significant impairments in personality functioning.
His pathological narcissism will be on full display as the final days of his Administration unfold as this aggrieved and vengeful personality who has refused to accept that he has lost the election and has promised to fight the results in court, alleging, without evidence, that a massive electoral fraud had robbed him of victory.
For Trump, who once said “I win, I win, I always win. In the end I always win;” losing the election has not just political consequences. He faces potential legal and financial investigations for his actions as he vacates the White House.
Wounded and unrestrained, there appear to be no limits as to what he will say or attempt to do in his final 76 days in office.
Buckle-up and stay tuned for the final act of Trump’s reality show.