Mary Trump Describes Donald Trump Using Lying As A Power Play | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


    1. Trump has never valued honesty or consistency. Being the most interesting person in the room (on the planet) is of the highest value. Donnie won’t really care about losing the election if it is the biggest story on Earth. The one thing Trump hates most about the pandemic is that it is a bigger story than Donald J. Trump.

    2. Goes deeper than that: It’s how he gets into and messes with your head. I had a narcissistic mother who played those kinds of games with my psyche in my formative years and it becomes a theme they can use to totally deflate your sense of self later on. I suspect Trump was treated with somewhat the same kinds of games leaving him to resort to it, like she says here, as a power play, simply put.

  1. I’m a former Reagan republican. I believe in truth, honor, decency.
    Rachel Maddow is a liberal progressive. She believes in truth, honor, decency.
    America first!

    1. DangerDave exactly as predicted and how it worked out under bush. Deficit is 8 trillion up to 26 and rising

    2. We all know Trump has no prinicples or morals; so if i was a republican i would be ashamed with what Trump was doing to my party.

    3. What a sick piece of human refuse this man is! What puzzles me is how does a rational woman stoop to marry a man such as this? Oh, silly me! The money makes him seem normal, I suppose. What kind of people are responsible for creating a child who morphs into a man like this?

  2. You Would Hate t’rump IRL Part 14:
    You baked a cake for your girlfriend’s birthday. You tell your roommate t’rump not to touch it, and go take a shower. When you return, the cake has two slices missing. You confront him and he says, “You’re wrong. The cake was already eaten before.” All while he’s eating the cake.

  3. “Lying is second nature to him. More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, or sort of true, or at least ought to be true.”
    –Tony Schwartz, the ghost writer for Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal”

  4. “I have a chapter in the book on malignant narcissism as a characteristic of destructive cult leaders. These are people who have a deep need for grandiosity, to be the center of attention, who need to control others, and who lack empathy and lie without hesitation. These are psychological traits perfectly attuned to manipulation and projection..

    But the malignant part is about sociopathic tendencies. Almost every cult leader thinks he’s above the law, which is why he’s allowed to persecute and harass or harm anyone he wants. When someone really believes this, they can rationalize all kinds of destructive behavior.

    I began this book with the assumption that Trump is a malignant narcissist. Actually, watching him and listening to him reminded me of Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the cult I joined in college, in that both have a kind of God complex where they’re the only one with the answers, the only one who can fix things. Moon was going to create a theocracy and Trump was going to “drain the swamp.” But the way they carry themselves is similar.

    But what really made me think of Trump as a cult was the way the groups who supported him were behaving, especially religious groups who believed that God had chosen Trump or was using Trump. There are actual pro-Trump religious groups, like the New Apostolic Reformation, whose leaders were saying, “We’re of God. The rest of the world is of Satan, and we need to follow our chosen leaders who are connected to God.”

    There was this blind-faith aspect to the whole thing and an unwillingness to look at any inconvenient facts. That’s all very cult-like..

    The bottom line is that I see very sophisticated mind-control techniques being used through the media, through religious broadcasters and radio talk-show hosts. It’s a black-and-white, all-or-nothing, good-versus-evil, authoritarian view of reality that is mostly fear-based. And there’s a deliberate focus on denying facts in order to protect the image of the leader.”

    –Steven Hassan, The Cult of Trump

  5. well there you have it Lying to his base the uneducated and they go all nuts believing in the chosen one. Goodluck

  6. Imagine lying about someone to that someone. Truth has never meant a thing to him. He calls everything fake because he’s projecting. He is completely fake.

    1. ..his drug dealer!.. omg..would have been the best ‘come-back’ ever!!! hear POTUS “sniffing & snuffing”??? he’s been at the stimulants hard since the 60’s
      we, who know.. KNOW!!! good luck with that, mr. president.. and thank you, Mary Trump, for courageously addressing “the most dangerous man in America” & NOT backing off in submission.. Brava!

  7. Does he know what God says about liars, he hate liars . Trump will have his date with the snake in the lake of fire. Keep it moving.

    1. @voodooblue61 blue She thinks her big binder of lies will protect her always. They need to throw her a curve ball.

    2. Not with a Narcissist Trump. It’s a waste of time. Gaslighters/narcissists can’t handle rejection. They react with narcissistic rage. Check this. Catch Chris Wallace’s complete interview with President Trump on Sunday, July 19 only on ‘Fox. America Vote Trump Out…..He is dangerous to the whole world.

  8. What I get from this, is. That money buys you what you need, Republicans have a lot to answer for.

    1. @Karen Byrd
      And did you know that Trump STILL insists that Obama isn’t a US citizen? Birth certificate shown 7 times. On camera. Still not “convinced.” Trump also doesn’t think the 75 year old man who was pushed down was in the hospital and in a coma. He stated “He wasn’t pushed that hard.” The 75 year old guy has permanent brain damage. I have followed Biden for over 35 years now. He is brilliant. Watch his eulogy speech at Sen. John McCain’s funeral. That is true humanity. I have zero doubt he has exactly what it takes to be president and bring humanity back to America. So many false lies have been said about him. He could have easily proven those lies but he rose above it. He chooses not to be a part of hatred.

    2. @Chris Dee But he did. He wasn’t saying something along the lines of completely taking out Police, but he said he wants to redirect some funds.
      That’s a defundd… You’re loosing funds… I’m sorry this is like rocket science for some people.

    3. @PJs Me Name
      Actually, Joe Biden has stated quite clearly that there needs to be reform of police tactics in how they restrain citizens, ie, choke holds. Redirecting funds is not defunding.

  9. ” Lying . . power play ? ”
    Like shutting down our economy while saying ” we have our best people working on it ” And no one is.
    Same tactics used to anger the people of New Orleans driving them to loot then sending in armed military in hopes gunfire would brake out ? = same people calling the shots . . . And there not doing things in Americas best interests.
    If our president usad the time we were quarantined to anger us. While doing nothing to stop the spread of the virus.
    More than that . . . Stopping those who would do things to stop the spread = running interference.
    How is that not the actions of a terrorist ?

  10. Its exactly what narcissists do when they realize that you see through their mask. And for some reason…they gravitate towards drugs. And they tend to blame others, out of nowhere, of doing things they secretly do. Id be willing to bet Trump has or had a drug problem himself.

    1. Something sure pickled his brain, didn’t it? Years of substance abuse would be my educated guess, too.

  11. It’s extremely common for abusers and tyrants like Trump to try to discredit the family scapegoat with character assassinations, and one of their favorite lies about someone who is outing family secrets is that the person has a horrible drug problem.

  12. The “genius” who hides his college grades.
    The “billionaire” who hides his tax returns.
    The “businessman” who bankrupted 3 casinos and lost over $1B in 10 yrs.
    The “self-made man” who tax dodged a $413M “gift” from daddy’s real estate empire.
    The “playboy” who pays for $ех.
    The “Christian”, twice-divorced philanderer, who never asks God for forgiveness.
    The “man of the Bible” who declined to name even one of his favorite Bible verses.
    The “philanthropist” who defrauds charity.
    The “patriot” who dodged the draft; family tradition: grandfather was kicked out of Bavaria for draft-dodging, father bribed a doctor tenant to exempt Donald from military service.
    The “paragon of honesty” whose new immigration rules would have kept his and his senior anti-immigration adviser Stephen Miller’s grandparents out.
    The “steadfast defender of our nation’s borders” who married an alleged undocumented immigrant and illegal worker who sponsored her parents into the country by “chain migration”.
    The “staunch Republican” who donated to Democrats at all gov’t levels: Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Anthony Weiner, Harry Reid, Andrew Cuomo, Terry McAuliffe, Eliot Spitzer.
    The “innocent man” who refuses to testify.
    The “President” who takes no responsibility.
    The “tough, strong man“ who wears makeup and hairspray but never a mask.
    The “deal maker” who has yet to close a deal.

    If America reelects this guy, it deserves the dystopian future that follows.

    “If you can’t take care of your sick in the country, forget it, it’s all over. I mean, it’s no good. So I’m very liberal when it comes to health care. I believe in universal health care. I believe in whatever it takes to make people well and better.”
    ― The Donald @ Larry King Live, October 1999

    “A friend of mine was in Scotland recently. He got very, very sick. They took him by ambulance and he was there for four days. He was really in trouble, and they released him and he said, ‘Where do I pay?’ And they said, ‘There’s no charge.’ Not only that, he said it was like great doctors, great care. I mean we could have a great system in this country.”
    ― The Donald @ The David Letterman Show, January 2015

    “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. We’re going to have a healthcare that is far less expensive and far better.”
    ― The Donald @ interview with The Washington Post, January 2017

    “Hillary’s always surrounded herself with very good people, I think Hillary would do a good job [as president].”
    [praising Hillary Clinton as a Democratic presidential candidate who could make a good deal with Iran.]
    ― The Donald @ interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, September 2007

    “I know [Hillary Clinton] and she’d make a good president or good vice president.”
    [speaking of the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries]
    ― The Donald @ “Trumped!”, a syndicated radio feature, 2008

    “Hillary Clinton I think is a terrific woman. I am biased because I have known her for years. I live in New York. She lives in New York. I really like her and her husband both a lot. I think she really works hard. And I think, again, she’s given an agenda, it is not all of her, but I think she really works hard and I think she does a good job [since joining the Obama administration as Secretary of State]. I like her.”
    ― The Donald @ interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, March 2012

    “I know [Hillary Clinton] very well, and I know her husband very well, and I like them both. They are just really terrific people. I like them both very much. But I think you’ll be looking at the record of Hillary Clinton. And how did she do as secretary of state? Probably above and beyond everybody else and everything else.”
    [speaking after the 2012 Benghazi attack]
    ― The Donald @ interview with NBC News, August 2013

    “I really believe the Republicans are just too crazy right. I mean, what’s going on [in that party] is just nuts.”
    ― The Donald @ interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press”, October 1999

    “In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat. I’ve been around a long time. And it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn’t be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats. …we’ve had some pretty bad disaster[s] under the Republicans.”
    ― The Donald @ interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, March 2004

    “I don’t want to pivot… If you start pivoting, you’re not being honest with people.”
    ― The Donald @ interview with Wisconsin television station WKBT, August 2016

    “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s, like, incredible.”
    ― The Donald @ campaign rally in Iowa, January 2016

    “I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular [i.e. cabinet] positions I just don’t want a poor person.”
    ― The Donald @ rally in Iowa, June 2017

    “I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it’s literally going to cease to exist.”
    ― The Donald @ Playboy, March 1990

    “Let our politicians give back our police department’s power to keep us safe. Unshackle them from the constant chant of ‘police brutality’…”
    ― The Donald @ “Bring Back the Death Penalty. Bring Back Our Police!”, a newspaper ad, May 1989

    “The point is that you can’t be too greedy.”
    ― The Donald @ “The Art of the Deal”, 1987

    “It’s amazing, I can’t even believe it. I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world, it is a dangerous world out there. It’s like Vietnam, sort of. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”
    [speaking of having $ex and referring to women’s geпitals as “potential landmines”.]
    ― The Donald @ interview on The Howard Stern Show, November 1997

    “Vagiпa is expensive.”
    ― The Donald @ his second wedding, as retold on The Howard Stern Show, 1997

    “Wow! Just think — in a couple of years I’ll be dating you.”
    [to two 14-year-old girls in 1992, after asking the girls how old they were. The girls were part of a youth choir performing a carol concert outside Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel.]
    ― The Donald @ Chicago Tribune, December 1992

    “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.”
    ― The Donald @ Twitter, November 2013

    “You can’t con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.”
    ― The Donald @ “The Art of the Deal”, 1987

    “I’m gоіng tо tеll yоu whаt I rеаlly thіnk оf Dоnаld Trump. Thіs mаn іs а pаthоlоgіcаl lіаr. Hе dоеsn’t knоw thе dіffеrеncе bеtwееn truth аnd lіеs. Hе lіеs prаctіcаlly еvеry wоrd thаt cоmеs оut оf hіs mоuth… а nаrcіssіst аt а lеvеl I dоn’t thіnk thіs cоuntry hаs еvеr sееn… Wе аrе stаrіng аt thе аbуss.”
    ― Tеd Сruz @ prеss cоnfеrеncе, mоrnіng оf Indіаnа Rеpublіcаn prіmаry, Mаy 2016

    “Givе me ten years, and you will not recognize Germany anymore!”
    ― Adolf Schicklgruber @ election slogan, 1933

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