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Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; Desperate People Did

A look at rural poverty and its impact on the election. After reading this, I can only hope Trump can bring jobs back to these suffering communities.

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Over the summer, my little sister had a soccer tournament at Bloomsburg University, located in central Pennsylvania. The drive there was about three hours and many of the towns we drove through shocked me. The conditions of these towns were terrible. Houses were falling apart. Bars and restaurants were boarded up. Scrap metal was thrown across front lawns. White, plastic lawn chairs were out on the drooping front porches. There were no malls. No outlets. Most of these small towns did not have a Walmart, only a dollar store and a few run down thrift stores. In almost every town, there was an abandoned factory.

My father, who was driving the car, turned to me and pointed out a Trump sign stuck in a front yard, surrounded by weeds and dead grass. “This is Trump country, Tori,” He said. “These people are desperate, trapped for life in these small towns…

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Is Donald Trump a narcissist?

The headline reads, “Trump Gets 2 Million Mentions on Facebook a Day.”
Two million? That’s 10 times as many as the second-place contender, Scott Walker. So what is it about this Trump guy? He tweets in caps as if he were twenty-five. “I truly LOVE all of the millions of people who are sticking with me despite so many media lies. There is a great SILENT MAJORITY looming!” He smiles that confident-bordering-on-cocky smile, and wins people over using only a set of white teeth. “He has made a career out of being the center of attention,” Sherri Greenberg, professor at the LBJ School Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, told the [Wall Street] Journal. “That is Trumpism.”

DVC’S definition of TRUMPISM: THE ABILITY TO MAKE PEOPLE FORGET YOU’RE HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY.

But is he a narcissist? I can’t say for sure, since I don’t watch much TV and never saw his reality show. But here’s the official definition from the Mayo Clinic: Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. He obviously has the narcissist’s ability to charm people to his way of thinking. So I’m going to throw it out there for discussion: Is Donald Trump a narcissist? And what if it comes down to him or Hillary for President? Two narcissists duking it out, perhaps?

Let me know what YOU think. ~ DVC.