Basically the heart of the reason that I stuck my finger down my throat and voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Trump’s flaws are not learned, they are not voluntary.
Trump’s flaws are pathological.
He is a pathological narcissist and a pathological sociopath. He is incapable of acknowledging error. He has no concept of good or evil. His whim of the moment is his good. Anything opposed to that whim is his evil.
No ordinary politician would even begin to think posting such a video could possibly be appropriate. Even Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms would have had that little voice of conscience in the back of their heads that says, “this is wrong, don’t do it.”
Trump’s condition is pathological. To him, this is not an evil, as he is pathologically incapable of acknowledging any act of his as evil. It is merely a “joke” to him.
Trump cannot change, he cannot redeem himself. He suffers from a mental illness that makes that impossible.
Clinton was far from a saint. Biden is clearly not a saint. Both have significant flaws and I disagree with much of their policy.
I disagree with a significant minority of Trump’s policy.
But in considering who to vote for in the presidential election, I must divorce “Trump the individual” from Trump’s policies. If it was just Trump’s policies versus Clinton’s or Biden’s policies, I would clearly vote for Trump.
But I recognize “Trump the individual” as the mentally ill individual he is.
In my mind, his flaws outweigh the benefits of the portion of his policies I support.
I clearly find the situation of a President Biden and a Democratic Congress undesirable. But I find Trump’s flaws, demonstrated repeatedly for all to see, to be more undesirable.
And Republicans can make a comeback starting in 2022.