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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Twice a day since the beginning of the Trump administration, a special folder is prepared for the president. The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and the follow-up, around 4:30 p.m. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both wanted the privilege of delivering the 20-to-25-page packet to President Trump personally, White House sources say. These sensitive papers, described to VICE News by three current and former White House officials, don't contain top-secret intelligence or updates on legislative initiatives. Instead, the folders are filled with screenshots of positive cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful.

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One White House official said the only feedback the White House communications shop, which prepares the folder, has ever gotten in all these months is: "It needs to be more --- positive." That's why some in the White House ruefully refer to the packet as "the propaganda document."

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"You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like you."

#1 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-08-08 04:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Mayo Clinic definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

"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. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism."

#2 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-08-08 04:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

@#2

I thought you were kidding. But you're not...

www.mayoclinic.org

Wow.

 

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-08-08 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It is truly sad that POTUS demands propaganda be produced to boost his feefees twice a day. What a snowflake.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-08-08 04:52 PM | Reply

Trump is an obvious classic narcissist, which is why it is so common for professionals in the field to comment on him. He hardly requires much diagnosis.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 04:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why don't they just give him a mirror?

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-08 06:24 PM | Reply

#6

He would just see you in it......

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 06:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

This also applies-Mayo Clinic definition of Antisocial Personality Disorder:

"Antisocial personality disorder, sometimes called sociopathy, is a mental condition in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong and ignores the rights and feelings of others. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with callous indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior.

Individuals with antisocial personality disorder often violate the law, becoming criminals. They may lie, behave violently or impulsively, and have problems with drug and alcohol use. Because of these characteristics, people with this disorder typically can't fulfill responsibilities related to family, work or school."

#8 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-08-08 06:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

OK, so I ask again.

When will righties admit that, even if you ignore Russia and healthcare, Trump is a failure and a con?

Who still thinks it's wise to continue to let this dangerous loon be in control?

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2017-08-08 08:40 PM | Reply

What a special little snowflake Tiny Hands is. SMDH.

#10 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-08-10 09:14 AM | Reply

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"Why don't they just give him a mirror?"

Worked for Stewart Smalley. "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!"

Smalley was emotionally much healthier than a nut who needs a folder full of positive feedback delivered twice a day.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2017-08-10 09:29 AM | Reply

No wonder he thinks everything is all fake news.

#12 | Posted by MBlue at 2017-08-10 11:59 AM | Reply

Can you imagine the derision and mockery from the right if Obama was spoon fed ego pablum.

#13 | Posted by bored at 2017-08-10 12:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#8 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer

They either go criminal or rise in corporations... It is a well known and disturbing fact how over represented sociopaths are as CEOs. They simply don't care at all about others. Easy to see why they rise in certain organizations driven by investors.

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-08-10 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11 | Posted by danni

That's a funny if not somewhat ironic reference.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-08-10 12:31 PM | Reply

Trump Gets Positive News About Himself Twice a Day

They must have a team of them by now, and the team gets bigger everyday.

#16 | Posted by bat4255 at 2017-08-10 12:57 PM | Reply

I wonder if his staff has had any success hiding the giant inflated Cheeto Chicken outside the White House from him.

www.nytimes.com

#17 | Posted by morris at 2017-08-10 03:31 PM | Reply

Smalley was emotionally much healthier than a nut who needs a folder full of positive feedback delivered twice a day.

#11 | Posted by danni

...and he's a pretty good Senator, too.

#18 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-08-10 07:23 PM | Reply

Wow...there's enough positive things to bring up twice a day? That must be the hardest job out there...

#19 | Posted by humtake at 2017-08-11 12:09 PM | Reply

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