Donald Trump described his mother, Mary, as a “a great judge of character.” Politico features an article on the mother of Donald Trump.
Politico describes Trump as a person having a “bottomless need for applause” and having a “clockwork rage when he doesn’t get it.”
Trump has often described his relationship with his father. Little has been reported about his mother. No doubt if Mary were alive today, she’d be embarrassed that she raised the pussy-grabber in chief.
Experts consulted for the article explained that a person’s capacity for empathy often “develops through your maternal relationship.” Many of the array of psychologists, psychiatrists and family therapists the author spoke with for the story have a question Mary Trump actually once asked herself, at a moment when she was feeling something less than pride in her celebrity son.
Mary Trump asked Ivana Trump, her soon-to-be-ex-daughter-in-law, a pointed question. “What kind of son have I created?
Mary came from a very poor family in Scotland. She was the 10th of 10 children, Mary Anne MacLeod was born in 1912 in the hardscrabble outskirts of Stornoway, Scotland. Her father was a fisherman, and her family fed itself by crofting—age-old, small-plot, subsistence farming—living in a modest gray pebbledash house, historians characterized with terms like “human wretchedness” and “indescribably filthy.”
Experts interviewed for the article explained that a solid relationship with “what we sometimes call an ordinary, devoted mother” establishes a foundation on which critical personal and emotional architecture can be built. “The capacity to trust. A sense of security versus insecurity. Knowing what’s real and what’s not real.” “Your mother helps you identify your feelings and develop a cognitive structure so you don’t have to act on them immediately. And I think it’s fair to say that the capacity for empathy develops through your maternal relationship.”
It seems that we have found at least a possible explanation for dysfunctional personality of Donald Trump. It doesn’t excuse his conduct, but only helps us understand how a person could become so demented.
Trump was known for his anti-social behavior even as a boy. He threw cake at kids at parties and erasers at his teachers at his private elementary school. Trump was shipped of to Military Academy from age of 13. His world was marked by “isolation, privation and gloom.”