If you’ve been watching or reading about the American presidential election for the past year or so, you will no doubt have noticed that one candidate is acting more like a child than a world leader.
Naturally, I mean no disrespect to children, but you know know what I mean.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a name for himself by acting like every elementary school’s playground bully. He insults people, he swears in public, he threatens violence against everyone he dislikes.
He pretends to be more powerful than he really is, and expects everyone around him to grand him the same level of worship that he grants to himself.
Some of his quotes are beyond unbelievable. When asked by a journalist whether he honestly considered it proper to praise the dictator Vladimir Putin, Trump said:
“If he says great things about me, I’ll say great things about him.”
Just like a fourth grader. An immature fourth grader.
Now I think I have an explanation for Trump’s sudden fixation on Hillary Clinton’s health. He is playing the classic frustrated kid game of “I’m rubber and you’re glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you.”
You remember that, right? It was usually the response you got when you were trying to argue with the most annoying kid in the class because he won’t stop making fun of everyone.
Think about it. “I’m rubber, you’re glue.”
Trump runs a completely fake foundation. The (ahem) Donald J. Trump Foundation has no employees other than the Trump kids. Trump uses the money donated by third parties to buy himself presents. The IRS has serious concerns about them falsifying records.
Ergo: Trump keeps demanding a federal probe of the Clinton Foundation, which is an actual world wide philanthropy.
Trump demonstrates symptoms and evidence of several disorders. There has been speculation that the man has a language disorder, an attentional disorder, a serious personality disorder and possible Alzheimer’s or dementia. He has steadfastly refused to release his medical records. He’s tried to get around the demands by releasing a ridiculous fake letter that was mocked by the whole world.
So what is Trump doing? He’s claiming that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a brain injury, seizures, even a language disorder herself. Conservatives are going crazy trying to come up with some phony information about her health.
Seriously! It’s “I’m rubber and you’re glue.” What makes it so frustrating is that its working. I don’t hear anyone in the media talking about the Donald J. Trump phony Foundation. I don’t hear them speculating about why the man can’t finish a single sentence, or what the hell he’s trying to hide by trying to fake his medical records.
He’s rubber, she’s glue and it’s making me crazy.
Let me leave you with one thought, though.
Trump keeps repeating the insulting “Crooked Hillary” name for his opponent. He just loves to yell about her being a crook.
Yeah. We know exactly what that says about him.
10 thoughts on ““I’m Rubber, You’re Glue.””
You always hit the ball right on the head, Momshieb, and say it in an erudite and entertaining way. I’m reblogging!!!
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Thank you, my friend!
Reblogged this on lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown and commented:
Momshieb always hits the nail right on the head–giving us truth and entertainment at the same time. I had to reblog this.
I haven’t heard that “I’m rubber, you’re glue” since I was a kid, but it certainly is apt. I’m really hating this election. Garry won’t even speak Orange Head’s name out loud. That’s really bad.
I know….when my Granddaughter sees his picture she makes the sound for dirty “Uck!!” She’s very smart.
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And yet he’s still got supporters. Unbelievable!
I wish people could just step back and look at him, really look at him, so they could see this. It makes me crazy too.
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Great piece. The angle you presented needed to be said. Below, I am propose an angle many people have not considered.
I think there is an explanation for all of the bizarre dynamics of this election season. In my opinion, we are all getting a great lesson on a high-functioning narcissistic sociopath (or at least a person with a severe Narcissistic Personality Disorder). There is predictable mayhem when one of these people is inserted into a group, organization or social structure. There will also be predictable chaos and wreckage in the wake.
I have done research on this topic, and have had two psych doctors weigh in favorably on this position on the comments of my post. You can read it here. https://twoifbycharmwordpress.wordpress.com/ .
Finally, I will leave you with an excerpt from the paper. This paper was written back in July, and it’s hard to argue that it is not dead on:
“A covetous sociopath is described as someone who envies or lusts to win or possess another’s qualities (looks, a personality, a mate, an award or promotion, money, a sports victory, etc…) so much, that he will resort to deceit to get them. When this individual cannot win or possess those qualities, he takes as much pleasure from being able to successfully thwart his perceived competition, even if from the sidelines. Many times the victim will have no idea that he was targeted. I believe that if Trump loses the nomination or general election, he could possibly go to great lengths to position himself as someone who did not lose. There could be lawsuits, and wild claims of collusion against him, and strong attempts to besmirch the power-brokers, winners or even voters.”
Oh, I agree completely! And there have been several articles about this topic out there. I believe that there are a number of issues at work here, as is so often the case. Thanks for sharing this: I am 100% in agreement with your point of view!
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So here we are. It’s 2017 and he is behaving exactly as described.