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    An interesting theory. It is the case that you don't have to be smarter than your opponent, just smarter than your opponent thinks you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post

    I believe that it is underestimating him to claim that the poor dumb guy just can't pull off sounding sincere (because he isn't).. and that is just the best he can do.
    He is a clinical narcissist, they can't pull off sincere, because they don't care.
    I think you guys are both right.

    Trump can convincingly peddle any bullshit line in existence as long as he thinks it makes him look good, or will generate praise for him, or will be profitable. He is a clinical narcissist who doesn't give a crap about anyone else, but he's highly motivated by self-interest and a shameless liar. He can and does pretend to feel a certain way when pretending makes him a 'winner' in his eyes.

    If he thought his reelection depended on him being sympathetic towards the victims and their families, he would be the Most Sympathetic President EVER. With the Biggest Shoulders to Cry on. Yuge Shoulders. Bigger than Obama's BY FAR. And he would tell us all about the beautiful children affected by the senseless violence and all the good people suffering because of the failure of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to fix things and Build the Wall.
    Last edited by Arctish; 08-07-2019 at 03:10 AM.

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    #1: If Trump denounces white supremacy, he gets accused of lying.

    #2: If he doesn't denounce it, the leftists scream for him to denounce it.

    Go back to #1 and repeat cycle. Leftists have painted him into a no win situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post

    I believe that it is underestimating him to claim that the poor dumb guy just can't pull off sounding sincere (because he isn't).. and that is just the best he can do.
    He is a clinical narcissist, they can't pull off sincere, because they don't care.
    I think you guys are both right.

    Trump can convincingly peddle any bullshit line in existence as long as he thinks it makes him look good, or will generate praise for him, or will be profitable. He is a clinical narcissist who doesn't give a crap about anyone else, but he's highly motivated by self-interest and a shameless liar. He can and does pretend to feel a certain way when pretending makes him a 'winner' in his eyes.

    If he thought his reelection depended on him being sympathetic towards the victims and their families, he would be the Most Sympathetic President EVER. With the Biggest Shoulders to Cry on. Yuge Shoulders. Bigger than Obama's BY FAR. And he would tell us all about the beautiful children affected by the senseless violence and all the good people suffering because of the failure of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to fix things and Build the Wall.
    OBAMA SET A RECORD FOR DEPORTATIONS!

    Sounds like Obama was the bigoted racist xenophobic person that you are projecting onto Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    #1: If Trump denounces white supremacy, he gets accused of lying.


    #2: If he doesn't denounce it, the leftists scream for him to denounce it.

    Go back to #1 and repeat cycle. Leftists have painted him into a no win situation.
    Well gee that’s too bad. That’s what happens when you have a liar and a cheat as president.
    Keep messing with 45

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    #1: If Trump denounces white supremacy, he gets accused of lying.

    #2: If he doesn't denounce it, the leftists scream for him to denounce it.

    Go back to #1 and repeat cycle. Leftists have painted him into a no win situation.
    #1: If Trump denounces white supremacy and it's obvious he's just reciting memorized words like a schoolboy and he takes it all back the next morning on Twitter, he gets accused of lying because he was lying.

    #2: If he doesn't denounce it, he's a shitty President because it's part of his job to identify and oppose forces, movements, and mobs that attack and oppress Americans.

    Leftists didn't paint him into the racist white supremacist alt-right corner. He did that himself. And I'm not sure he sees that as a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    #1: If Trump denounces white supremacy, he gets accused of lying.

    #2: If he doesn't denounce it, the leftists scream for him to denounce it.

    Go back to #1 and repeat cycle. Leftists have painted him into a no win situation.
    Twitter is a more accurate look at what he thinks--and his position didn't change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arctish View Post

    I think you guys are both right.

    Trump can convincingly peddle any bullshit line in existence as long as he thinks it makes him look good, or will generate praise for him, or will be profitable. He is a clinical narcissist who doesn't give a crap about anyone else, but he's highly motivated by self-interest and a shameless liar. He can and does pretend to feel a certain way when pretending makes him a 'winner' in his eyes.

    If he thought his reelection depended on him being sympathetic towards the victims and their families, he would be the Most Sympathetic President EVER. With the Biggest Shoulders to Cry on. Yuge Shoulders. Bigger than Obama's BY FAR. And he would tell us all about the beautiful children affected by the senseless violence and all the good people suffering because of the failure of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to fix things and Build the Wall.
    OBAMA SET A RECORD FOR DEPORTATIONS!

    Sounds like Obama was the bigoted racist xenophobic person that you are projecting onto Trump.
    YOU POST LIKE YOU HAVE A READING DISABILITY.

    This is my opinion regarding Trump's narcissism, insincerity, and propensity for lying:

    Trump can convincingly peddle any bullshit line in existence as long as he thinks it makes him look good, or will generate praise for him, or will be profitable. He is a clinical narcissist who doesn't give a crap about anyone else, but he's highly motivated by self-interest and a shameless liar. He can and does pretend to feel a certain way when pretending makes him a 'winner' in his eyes.
    And this is what I think he would post on Twitter if he thought it would make him look good, generate praise for him, or be profitable in some way:

    If he thought his reelection depended on him being sympathetic towards the victims and their families, he would be the Most Sympathetic President EVER. With the Biggest Shoulders to Cry on. Yuge Shoulders. Bigger than Obama's BY FAR. And he would tell us all about the beautiful children affected by the senseless violence and all the good people suffering because of the failure of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to fix things and Build the Wall.
    I wasn't talking about deportations or comparing numbers, which btw would be Yuge, the Biggest Numbers EVER, or at least Trump would claim they were if he thought it would play well at his next rally because he's a liar and a narcissist. And a grifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctish View Post
    Leftists didn't paint him into the racist white supremacist alt-right corner. He did that himself. And I'm not sure he sees that as a problem.
    Why should he? Clearly his supporters don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arctish View Post
    Leftists didn't paint him into the racist white supremacist alt-right corner. He did that himself. And I'm not sure he sees that as a problem.
    Why should he? Clearly his supporters don't.
    The only surprising thing to me about this toddler pretending to be Big Man, is that there are so many Half-Wits in this nation who not only believe him, but actually make bumbling attempts at being his apologists despite how blatantly it reveals their stupidity.

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