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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Newt: "Little Trump is frankly pathetic"

Newt Gingrich described a small man inside of Donald Trump who lashes out at his Republican allies and is "frankly pathetic."

"Donald Trump has one opponent. Her name is Hillary Clinton. Her name is not Paul Ryan. It's not anybody else," Newt told Fox Business. 

This came after Trump ranted on Ryan at a Florida rally Wednesday. Donald was upset that Ryan didn't congratulate him after the second presidential debate on Sunday. 

"Look, first of all, let me just say about Trump, who I admire and I've tried to help as much as I can. There's a big Trump and a little Trump. The little Trump is frankly pathetic. I mean, he's mad over not getting a phone call?"

I see Trump not only as pathetic, but as a guy whose narcissism gets in the way of his judgment. And I don't mean it in a disparaging way, but in a clinical sense. 

The Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder thus: "a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for other. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism."

Narcissists uses others as their mirror. If the mirror reflects an unflattering reflection, the narcissist feels injured and perhaps insulted, and becomes angry. In Ryan's case, Trump felt he was being "disloyal" to him and went ballistic on Twitter. 

Ryan, of course, felt he couldn't support Trump after the audio and video of his "locker room talk"with then-host of "Access Hollywood" Billy Bush went public.

Trump doesn't know when to let something go and campaign against his opponent. His narcissism gets in the way. 

He needs to make it clear what he will do the day he becomes president. He needs to do this consistently. He needs to stop attacking Clinton and the Republican Party and talk about his differences POLITICALLY and stop preaching to the choir of voters who are going to vote for him even if he shoots someone on Broadway.

We know about "the wall." We know who's going to build it. We know you probably did at least half the things those women are accusing you of, but Hillary is worse and we know it. 

Now is the time to drop the schtick and get on the stick.