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Here are a few videos to illustrate that Trump is a child. And that he’s odd. Here is a snippet from an article in the Business Insider, titled “Republicans are stuck in a high-school mindset”:

Yet what when a Republican candidate for Congress in Montana was accused of body-slamming a reporter and cited for misdemeanor assault?

The conservative commentator Laura Ingraham wanted to know why he went crying to the police.

“Did anyone get his lunch money stolen today and then run to tell the recess monitor?” she tweeted.

Of course, this is what the police are for: They investigate crimes and enforce laws, so we don’t have to get into physical altercations with Republican candidates who really don’t want to discuss the Congressional Budget Office’s score for the Republican healthcare bill.

Calling the police when a man grabs you by the throat and slams you to the floor, as witnesses have described — while you and he are both at work and he is a candidate for Congress — is what an adult does in a civilized society.

Yet, as Kevin Glass notes, “conservatives” in the Trump era tend to think not like adults, but high-school boys, vaunting the sort of ideal of masculinity that might be imagined by a socially maladjusted 15-year-old and tolerating in our political leaders the sort of behavior that a guidance counselor would never accept.

Republicans are a party that now celebrates the bully who steals lunch money because, hey, at least he’s not the nerd who gets his lunch money stolen….

Yet here we are, with a Republican president who calls himself “the most militaristic person”despite avoiding the Vietnam War on account of bone spurs. A Republican president who takes credit for others’ successes and no blame for his failures. A Republican president who fires the FBI director because of an investigation into any wrongdoing of his associates and then blames his press secretary for people getting mad about it.

A Republican president who is twice divorced and gleefully recounted his philandering to the press, posing as his own spokesman. A Republican president who boasted to a casual acquaintance about his history of sexual assault — “when you’re a star, they let you do it” — and then excused those comments as “locker-room talk,” as though it were normal for a grown man who wished to be president to display the maturity and respect for women you’d expect from a caricature of a junior-varsity high-school football player.

This is not the behavior of a man. It is the behavior of a man-child. Donald Trump surrounds himself with fellow man-children who behave in a similar manner. And a great many American voters eat it up

Here is a video doing the rounds today (URL if the video doesn’t render – watch your ad-blockers):

I can’t imagine any other president doing that. Perhaps Putin?

We know that, grammatically speaking, he has the language of a child about eleven or younger. There are so many videos to show his childishness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgGl5TPYKPM

Of course, Biden says it best:

YouTube video

Oh, while we’re on Biden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRg3rPfqtVU

Anderson Cooper, on Trump using the argument of a five-year-old:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suKJhNUiAC0

Joe Rogan discusses his childishness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgvnMfyv9HU

I am convinced that there is no nuance to the man; he is incapable of it. He operates at such a simplistic level, which is so plain to see whenever he makes public speeches. To reduce the Manchester bomber(s) down to “evil losers” fits the bill for him.

 

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Jonathan MS Pearce

A TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality,...