1/3 From Jennifer Rubin’s latest column in WaPo: “Gartner, a psychologist and a former assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, wrote last year in USA Today that there are two signs of language skills deteriorating.
2/3 “Semantic paraphasia” means you substitute an incorrect word for a correct one. For example, when Trump discussed the “origins” of the Mueller investigation, he said: “I hope they now go and take a look at the oranges, the oranges of that investigation.”
3/3 The second, is “phonemic paraphasia,” or the substitution of one word with a similar sounding non-word. For example, calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “Betanyahu.” They can be linked to moderate to severe stages of Alzheimer’s.
Fox News - no words anymore. Time more influential people called Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch out. By name. Publicly. Shame them, if that's possible. Knowingly creating and amplifying disinformation during a pandemic AND fanning racial strife!? Civilly liable for sure.
Fox would argue they aren't even a news channel. They're an entertainment station. That's their freakin' defense. I'd like to see Hannity and Ingraham do a song and dance while billboards proclaim - don't listen to what we say, we're only here to entertain you.
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Trump in a nutshell: Insecurity. Always a struggle for respect and legitimacy. Falsified a narrative about everything - inheritance, grades, skill, wealth, acuity - a lifetime of secrets and lies. His need to protect them is now paramount. To lose the election is to be exposed.
Malignant narcissists achieving great power always decline, BTW. Some implode from being drunk on power, others deteriorate from illness or neurological cause. Trump? Both. As his never-ending thirst for legitimacy remains forever unquenched, he becomes as dangerous as can be.
Trump is decompensating. It's driven by fear. Decompensation is when someone with a mental illness who was more or less maintaining, starts to decline at an accelerated pace. Symptoms worsen, ability to cope lessens, stress dominates more visibly, thoughts become more disjointed.
His numbers are down. Economy trashed. Majority of Americans want to reopen slowly, carefully. 100,000 deaths soon. Running out of time. Senate at risk, core support antsy. His tweets - all over the map - Biden, Scarborough, mail-in votes. He can't sell "things are normal."
(1/3) GASLIGHTING: Last couple days, the news cycle has been especially dense. This means there are more things to deny, lie about, get in front of, and spin. Gaslighting is his game now. It's a manipulative technique used to cement power by causing people to question reality.
(2/3) Gaslighting is a common technique of abusers (like Trump), dictators (like Trump), narcissists (Trump), and cult leaders (Trump). It's usually done slowly, victims tend don't realize they're brainwashed. Trump however, is much more in your face. Amazing it works on so many.
(3/3) People who gaslight lie frequently, tell lies that are easily disprovable and deny ever having said what they said. They claim others are aligned with them. They constantly project: accusing others of the very thing they're guilty of - he is doing it now with Obama, etc.
GASLIGHTING - this clip from our upcoming film #UNFIT is about gaslighting. Narcissistic manipulation. It's everywhere now. Gaslit lies are often easily disprovable. The liar keeps advancing it anyway. Put down the hydroxychloroquine; watch this.
(1/2) He's a Malignant Narcissist with a bully pulpit and powerful alliances. He knows he needs to better control the narrative now to move his numbers up. He doesn't have the economy. And more people will be dying. His many retweets this AM give us the glimpse of what is coming.
The gaslighting about Russia is going to become fierce and constant. The Flynn move by Barr - only the beginning. Putin wants sanctions lifted. Trump needs Putin's help to win. Barr/Flynn is the opening salvo for discrediting Russian interference and laying it on the FBI. (more)
If they try to replace Russian interference with Ukraine interference, it leads to an attack on Biden. If they go all in on this, don't be surprised if charges are filed against McCabe and Comey. If you're thinking they'll never sell it maybe so, but it shows you where they are.
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Malignant narcissists NEVER see past themselves. Other people are merely objects or tools. They lie a lot. When facing a bigger threat, they tell bigger lies. When the threat is so big it can bring them down (like SCOTUS next week), they spew the exact opposite of truth.
@jcorr211 Please keep a perspective that we do not have access to his medical charts, guarded more heavily than the nuke codes. It's observational. Having said that, there are many forms of dementia, other neurological illnesses that can be at play, and Trump is probably a very bad patient
@jcorr211 The times were he isn't tweeting he is probably recalibrating. The meds he gets are probably ones he has taken before for his comfort, like Adderall - increases focus and stamina. We see sediment on his tongue, hear sniffling, and see other signs of that. He also has sundowning.
(1/2) I had a dream. I was a reporter in the latest presser and I got called on. I said: "Mr. President- many Americans don't believe you speak truthfully. Perhaps if you provided access to your grades, medical history, and tax returns, they'd feel differently." (continued)
(2/2) "Even if these items show you're a scholastic moron, deeply in debt, and capable of dropping dead at any minute - first off, very few will be surprised and second, at least you'll prove you can be honest." Then I woke up, so I don't know what happened next. Sorry.
We've heard that it is certain - there WILL be large civil lawsuits against Fox. We believe that "discovery" will show they intentionally spread disinformation - much as the tobacco companies did with nicotine. The disinformation will also align with Trump's messaging - to a tee.
The word "intentionally" has legal significance, akin to premeditation in a criminal matter How do lawyers prove intent? If the disinformation aligns in real time and content with Trump's messaging, they'd argue it establishes the civil equivalent of "motive," or intent.
(1/2) Yesterday, Trump began by accusing nurses of hoarding or stealing face masks. He then accused hospitals of hoarding ventilators. He then admits there actually ARE shortages, but blames Obama. This is beyond gaslighting. This is like spewage from a radioactive gas cloud.
(2/2) Nothing to compare it to, but what comes closest is when we watched the Soviet gov't press briefings about Chernobyl, when the reactor was still burning and Russians didn't realize we could actually SEE it from orbit. Radiation meters sounded an alarm over half the planet.
Similarly, alarms about Trump's handling of - well, everything - are blaring loud and clear across the country. Yet somehow (and sadly) these alarms are only heard by half the country. Getting the rest of the country to bear witness to the alarms we hear is an important challenge
Trump knows his fear of Biden led to his impeachment, a permanent stain. And his fear of Bloomberg is because Trump made a fraudulent promise to self-finance his own campaign. He knew he couldn't (and wouldn't). Bloomberg could. This attacks his inferior wealth, AND his manhood.
Both these issues constitute weakness of the type a malignant narcissist cannot tolerate. Biden. Bloomberg. It consumes him.
(1/2) USSR lied about Chernobyl. Japan lied about Fukushima. China has lied about Coronavirus. Countries lie. Ego, global standing, honor, propaganda. America has been far from perfect, but comparatively transparent. Not now, however. Now we run on bombast, spin, and narcissism.
(2/2) Our protective layer has been gutted. And he keeps taking steps to insulate us from science and learning. Everything that happens in America falls into a subservient position to his narcissism, cronyism and gaslighting. Lies and spin in maters of science cannot stand, ever.
(1/2) USSR lied about Chernobyl. Japan lied about Fukushima. China has lied about Coronavirus. Countries lie for many reasons - ego, global standing, honor, propaganda. America has been far from perfect, but comparatively transparent. Now we run on bombast, spin, and narcissism.
The fact that we have a leader devoid of half the human emotional spectrum has not come into play yet as much as it will now. The fact that we have blind complicity among the lawmakers in his party means that the only thing that to likely move a needle is American deaths. (more)
FACT: He gutted our protective layer. FACT: He cut budgets to the CDC. FACT: He keeps taking steps to insulate us from science and learning. We cannot slide these under the rug. They have to be acknowledged regardless of how serious this pandemic becomes. The MSM has to do that.
(1/2) A malignant narcissist sees enemies in ALL disagreements, large OR small. Trump needs to protect a LIFETIME of secrets/lies. His pathology has ruled him for years. With advancing neurological issues, he will increasingly falter, and his grip on reality will loosen further.
Will his loosening grip on reality flip some of the electorate supporting him? Hard to say. And even if it did, what might he have done to effectuate that? These are dangerous times, and we need to be prepared - the news cycle between now and the election will be total non-stop.
(1/3) We want to explain HOW TRUMP SEES BLOOMBERG. This is a glimpse into malignant narcissism. Two things to first understand: #1: He doesn't see ANYTHING beyond himself; and #2: He is transactional - it's today's news cycle. Having said that here's why Bloomberg is in his head.
(2/3) Some think Bloomberg is in his head because he sees him as his primary competition. He may, but that's not it. Some think he is envious of Bloomberg's superior wealth. He is, but that's not it either. Trump is fixated on Bloom berg for this reason, primarily --
(3/3) Trump made a fraudulent promise to self-finance his own campaign. He knew then he couldn't (and wouldn't). Bloomberg is doing THE VERY THING Trump said he would do and was unable. This attacks his veracity, his wealth, AND his manhood. That is weakness. It consumes him.
(1/3) GASLIGHTING: Over the past days, the news cycle has been especially dense. This means there are more things to deny, lie about, get in front of, and spin. Look for more gaslighting. This is a manipulative technique used to gain power by causing people to question reality.
(2/3) Gaslighting is a common technique of abusers (like Trump), dictators (like Trump), narcissists (like Trump), and cult leaders (like Trump). When done slowly, victims tend not to realize how much they're brainwashed. Trump however, is transactional - much more in your face.
(3/3) People who gaslight lie frequently, tell lies that are easily disprovable and deny ever having said what they said. The weapon used most is confusion. They claim others are aligned with them and constantly use projection: accusing others of the very thing they're guilty of.