This is how the giant and most fragile ego on the planet deals with the US election defeat: he doesn’t deal with it at all.
My uncle’s speech on election night wasn’t just completely dodgy from start to finish. It is also extremely dangerous. Republicans randomly call a legitimate election a problem, but here is the head of government. The consequences of such actions should not be underestimated.
Here’s what Donald will do: he won’t concede, no matter who cares. What’s worse is that he will not engage in normal activities that ensure a peaceful transition. All he has now is break everything, and he will do it with a vengeance. I’ve always known how cruel he can be. Right after the 2016 election, when I see him being exceptionally cruel, I’ll think about how he treats my dad. [Fred Trump Jr, Donald’s older brother, who died of alcoholism at 43]. He took away our family’s health insurance after his father, my grandfather, passed away – this is when my nephew needed round-the-clock nursing care, which we then didn’t have enough affordability. That kind of man.
He’s gonna have trouble breaking up right now. He has never been in a situation like this before. Interestingly, Donald never won anything legally in his entire life, but because he was so much supported by everyone along the way, he also never lost anything. what. He’s the kind of person who thinks that even if you steal and cheat to win, you deserve to win.
But there is some poetic justice here because he’s cheated for months. Now his tactics are coming back to bite him. He told Republicans not to vote by mail and that they didn’t vote, but as a result he had experienced this slow drip disaster over the past few days. Oh, you have these huge profits! Now your profits are shrinking. Oh, Joe Biden is in the front. Now his profits are increasing. It must have been like a slow torture, but he had arranged this defeat for himself.
The fact that Republicans did better than expected in Congress and the Senate would have made him unusually angry. That means everyone voted against Donald Trump in this election, but not necessarily against this party. That added salt to his self-esteem wound.
Also, his supporters are leaving. As far as I can tell, what really spoiled his election night was that Fox News – his comfort zone – called Arizona a few days earlier. That broke his bubble. After that, Twitter flagged all of his posts and deleted them, and other legitimate news sites are cutting out his speeches. But this begs the question: why didn’t they do this a month ago, or even four years ago, before the last election? It’s good that this is happening right now because maybe the next two and a half months won’t be the nightmare we expected, but it’s too late.
I worry about what Donald will do during that time to lash out. He’s going to go as far as he can to authorize the new government, then he’ll pass amnesty orders that will demoralize us and sign a series of executive orders. Remember, he will also be in charge of US response to the pandemic. Maybe a million Americans died at that time on his watch.
After January, things looked bleak for Donald. He has more than $ 400 million in debt over the next four years. Why would his lenders cut him off any slack at this point? He never paid anyone back. His business is in a sink. He destroyed his branding.
I think he’s more of a factor in New York City’s courtrooms than a politician. His Defense Secretary has resigned, and I think there will be more. Republicans may need him for the January escape in Georgia, but he could be seen as a liability. If he acts like a madman, the senators will keep his distance. People would leave him if there was nothing left for them.
After all, he doesn’t have any friends. It was grim for him. Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric also know their relationship with their father is both on condition and transactional. I have been saying since 2016 that I will have to change my name. I think they will have to change theirs.
As for saying he’ll run in 2024, it’s just a face-saving exercise. It was a way to distract him from the fact that he might go to jail. But the worst thing Donald saw was not the financial hardship or the prospect of jail time. It becomes irrelevant. I don’t think he will bounce back from that.
Mary Trump is a psychologist and author of Too Much and Never Enough