- Location: Bradford, Pennsylvania
- Joined: January 2013
The White House failed in its response to PR; Trump showed a lack of concern for the Puerto Rican people compared to victims of the other hurricanes. He seemed to think that they should have been able to bounce back as quickly as those in Texas and Florida, and when they didn't he blamed them for it. Never mind that their entire infrastructure had been destroyed including electric, water, sewage, and roads. Most of them had no way to hygienically bury their dead.
The government didn't even count the casualties properly! How can anyone consider this a success, let alone an "exemplary response?"
Trump's either incapable or unwilling to censor his thoughts before he speaks. And I think the distinction is inconsequential since he sees no need to self-edit because he's "Donald J. Trump"--and being DJT affords him the right to say whatever he wishes, regardless what others think or feel.
Being a malignant narcissist can be quite freeing since you have no conscience for the abuse you heap upon others. The only issue is all of the negative stuff that comes back to you when no one has your back--malignant narcissists don't engender true, heartfelt loyalty in others.
I doubt that you would feel the same way if you were one of the Paralypians who he found "tough to watch." Perhaps Trump should realize that nearly 70% of Americans find HIM tough to watch and attempt to learn some tact--something he demands of others.
They're free to choose whether they want to visit a particular POTUS. It doesn't disrespect the country nor is it unpatriotic, because the president sets the tone for the nation; he has been divisive and his administration's policies are discriminatory, and it is for these reasons that many Olympians chose to skip the traditional meeting at the White House.
A more intelligent, introspective man would take this as a sign that he needs to change, but Trump believes he is perfect and everyone else is wrong.