Here’s a question for you to ponder: Just how much of a sociopath do you suppose Donald Trump is? Granted, he’s a narcissist and often acts like a complete asshole, but is he a jerk or something much more serious and malignant?
Before you answer, consider something from an upcoming book written by someone who knows the president well: His niece, Mary.
In her book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, Mary Trump recalls that when Donald Trump’s father, Fred Trump, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease later in life, the future president mocked his own father and made fun of the way the old man’s mind was dissipating.
Business Insider shared this tidbit from the book regarding Fred Trump and how his son mocked his illness:
“Among the family drama that Trump is set to spill in the book is how the current US president ‘dismissed and derided’ his father ‘when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s,’ which he was diagnosed with in 1993, according to Simon & Schuster.”
What kind of person derides a person with a horrible illness like Alzheimer’s? It’s one of the cruelest diseases in the world because it ruins the mind of the patient and usually leaves them unable to care for the most basic needs of their life. Someone diagnosed with such a thing should be cared for and sympathized with, not dismissed.
Donald sure as hell didn’t make fun of his father when he was bailing out many of his son’s failing enterprises. As long as he was bankrolling the ungrateful boy, he was Donnie’s beloved daddy.
But the news about Fred Trump and how Donald acted regarding his father in the last year’s of the man’s life certainly gives us some insight into who the president is. And it may also help us better understand his own bizarre actions and the way he seems to be deteriorating before our eyes with each public appearance. The president may well be in the early stages of dementia found in Alzheimer’s patients.
Now that you know this, feel free to answer the question posed at the beginning of this article: Just how much of a sociopath do you suppose Donald Trump is?
Sounds like he’s a damn monster.