Win or lose — Trump is about to unleash hell (Raw Story link): With poll numbers staying put and the odds of a Joe Biden win in Tuesday’s election looking good — possibly by a decisive margin — there’s mounting dread about how Donald Trump will behave after a defeat. After all, Trump is a sociopathic narcissist with the emotional control of a — well, I won’t insult toddlers with the comparison — and he lives in mortal terror of being viewed as a loser. He’s already made clear that he will refuses to concede, no matter what, and he’s grasping desperately for any way to get legal ballots thrown out so he can steal the election.
As Salon’s Matthew Rozsa recently explained in a popular piece, psychologists worry that the narcissistic injury to Trump will result in him lashing out “in his vindictive rage to punish an America which he may believe has consigned him to ‘loser’ status.”
“We May Need the Twenty-Fifth Amendment if Trump Loses,” blares a headline at the New Yorker.
Of course we should be worried that Trump, a vindictive man whose only true pleasures come from sadism, will abuse his power to punish Americans if he loses.
But let’s be honest: He’s also going to do that if he wins.