Trump’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder is Compromising National Security


For over one year psychiatrists have suggested Donald Trump has multiple narcissistic traits, including the grandiose sense of self importance; the preoccupation with power, success and beauty; the need for admiration and the sense of entitlement. Up until now those traits probably didn’t compromise our national security.  It didn’t really matter if he imagined the size of the inaugural crowd to be larger than it was.

It didn’t really matter if he thought he was born to be a king, or had an attitude of entitlement.  We might complain about the exorbitant excursions to Mar-a-logo every weekend, or the cost of protecting Melania in New York, but that is all about money…not national security.  Today, Donald Trump has gone too far.  His sense of self importance and grandiosity is not only costing taxpayers outrageous amounts of money, but we are now watching Trump compromise national security.

President Donald Trump invited all 100 members of the Senate to meet at the White House to discuss the country’s response to North Korea’s escalation of development of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles.  A meeting is scheduled today with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and all 100 members of the US Senate AT THE WHITE HOUSE to discuss the US response.PHOTO: This undated picture released by North Koreas official Korean Central News Agency on April 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending a combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean Peoples Army.

Salon reported that the meeting will occur in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building auditorium. It will reportedly be made into a “sensitive compartmented information facility”—which means top secret information can be shared.

Some aides on the Hill have expressed uncertainty about the meeting.  Salon wrote, “this could be a preparation for war—or just a forced attempt at a pre-100 days photo op.”

Congressional aides told Reuters that the meeting was originally scheduled to take place at a secured room at the Capitol, but President Trump asked to move the meeting to the White House.  The auditorium will be temporarily turned into a “sensitive compartmented information facility,” or SCIF, which is the term for a room where sensitive national security information can be shared, the official said.

Officials said that after hearing of McConnell’s request, the president suggested nonchalantly that the senators should come to the White House because he’s a “gracious host.” Trump has cultivated a reputation in his meetings at the White House for relishing the opportunity to show off his historic digs.

Yet the White House setting perplexed lawmakers who have grown accustomed to such briefings taking place in a secure location on Capitol Hill, where there is more room to handle such a large group.

Past administrations have often held briefings for smaller groups of about two dozen or fewer lawmakers in the White House Situation Room. But they have traditionally sent high-level aides to Capitol Hill to hold discussions with larger groups in secure underground locations.

Such facilities are configured to withstand eavesdropping or other technical snooping in an effort to protect our national security. One aid said:

“These briefings are always, always, always done in the SCIF up here.”

“A Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (pronounced “skiff”), is a U.S. Department of Defense term for a secure room. It can be a secure room or data center that guards against electronic surveillance and suppresses data leakage of sensitive security and military information. SCIFs are used to deny unau­tho­rized per­son­nel, such as for­eign intel­li­gence ser­vices or corporate spies, the oppor­tu­nity for unde­tected entry into facil­i­ties for the exploita­tion of sen­si­tive activ­i­ties.”

The SCIFs in Capitol Hill are “necessary to keep enemies from spying”.

 

Another senior aide, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, said it was President Trump’s idea to hold the meeting at the White House.

“I heard this came from Trump himself, that in a nutshell he said, ‘Why don’t we have them up here instead?’ ” the aide said.

However forget for the moment the national security risk, and the cost associated with transporting 100 Senators to the White House, and securing a room at the White House.  Consider the sheer arrogance of insisting that 100 Senators travel to the White House to hear from the President, instead of the President addressing the Senate in the Capitol.

 

 

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  1. “A group of people were wrangled into a room for a stated purpose, which was actually a secret tragic ruse”. That is what Hitler did.

    Some are wondering if the orange man will do the same thing to his Senators tonight?

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  2. As you point out, Malia, the whole presidency “thing” is all about him!

    I’m increasingly worried about the long-term damage he can wreck on this nation. We can get rid of him in the short term, but some of the crap he;s promoting in almost every field of endeavor will ultimately weaken our nation.

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  3. Hi Malia –

    As you do – I am sure – you wake up every single day thinking “was it a horrible dream?” How the heck are we going to ever clean up this mess?
    We have some very ignorant voters in our country who are OK with a lying prez? I find that hard to believe – but here we are. We just need to stay strong and focused on doing good.
    Thanks – again – for all of your good work.

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    1. Pat,
      Thank YOU! Every time I think about what would have been said and done to Obama if he’d done half of what Trump has, I am sick in the difference in what Trump can get away with and what Obama could not! Imagine the outrage if Obama had mocked the physically disabled or talked about fucking a woman even though he was married.

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      1. Please do not forget what is behind it all, as it pertains to Obama, from the standpoint of the denialist Republican – Obama is black, and therefore, born wrong.

        If Obama said 0.0000000001% of what Ann Coulter says, he wouldn’t have completed his 8 years.

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  4. Trump is the most toxic personality ever for this nation. I cannot believe the republican party would stoop so low as to nominate such a full on criminal and then allow this pos sob to destroy the country with his selfishness and narcissist actions. It is beyond belief. I have faith that this will end and that this man will be impeached and disgraced in our history.

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  5. There is a book Trump should have read long ago, “The Peter Principle” by Tom Peters. It deals with the problem of people who rise in business, politics, etc. to a level beyond their abilities. They keep moving up based on performance in a function, until they reach their level of incompetence. Businesses and government are full people who were good in some analytical or tech function and were promoted to manager. with poor people skills, no multitasking ability, or a tendency to micro manage.
    Trump thought government was the same a s business. So did the GOP and a bunch of voters. Wrong! To make matters worse the ego makes him the emperor with no clothes, oblivious to his insanity and ineptitude.

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