In the May issue of National Geographic, architect Frank Lloyd Wright is described as suffering from a “deeply entrenched mental health prognosis: narcissistic personality disorder. Symptoms include a grandiose sense of self-importance, a need for excessive admiration, exploitative behavior in relationships and a lack of empathy.”
At first blush, this would seem to succinctly describe President Donald Trump.
From an early age, Trump, with his silver-spoon-in-mouth heritage and upbringing, could not help but feel superior to the rest of us of lower origins.
His success as a business magnate has been tainted by numerous bankruptcies, but he has always survived and even became a television star. Several of our presidents, including Trump, have been quite successful actors.
Trump became a master actor through his years on television, schmoozing with the rich and famous, multiple wives, etc. I don’t know what will be the outcome of his presidency, but I am convinced he could sell me a deficient used car and I would be grateful.
William E. Ellis