Here’s the thing about collapsing narcissists. As it all falls apart for them, they tend to focus their rage closer and closer to home. Donald Trump, whose relevance outside a prison cell is over, is now blaming his downfall on his fellow Republican leaders’ inability to save him. And now he’s calling for them all to be ousted.
Trump’s latest social media meltdown has him insisting that “IF REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP, INCLUDING THE DISASTER WE HAVE IN THE SENATE, MITCH MCCONNELL, TOGETHER WITH KEVIN M, & THE RNC (FINALLY!), DON’T TAKE ACTION NOW, WE HAVE TO THROW EVERYBODY OUT.”
Good job, dummy. At a time when Trump is completely powerless to stop his own downfall, and is at the mercy of his remaining allies, he’s now publicly calling for their ouster. That is… not a way to make people like McConnell and McCarthy more inclined to want to save Trump. Instead they’re just going to try to outlast him. After all, Trump is on his way to prison and they’re not.
At this point it feels like Donald Trump knows he’s finished in life and is simply trying to take down his own allies out of pure spite. If he doesn’t get to survive this, a malignant narcissist would reason, neither should they. But if Trump is focusing on taking others down with him rather than trying to save himself, then he’s finished already.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report