@26, people who have these personality characteristics don’t suffer shame. Shame is a wonderful leveler of human activity — it is sorta like the curb on the street, shame keeps you between the lines of acceptable human behavior. The Trumpanzee, and those like him, have no shame.
MB, you are absolutely right, he can’t accept defeat and so there is no defeat in his world. For instance, this tax story of losing $916 Million primarily out of casinos — how do you lose money in casinos when there is a built in profit with the gambling laws? How does someone do that? But losing a billion dollars isn’t a failure, it shows what a “business wizard” he is in the lala Trumpworld.
It is an alternative reality in real life and we are seeing it in this campaign. This is kinda difficult to explain, but people with these characteristics live a life just like their speech patterns. His constant patter of a word salad smorgasbord of thought is a way of defense. Where do you jump in and say, “That f’ing crazy you orange baboon! Stop already!”
That’s the way he lives his life — dodging, bobbing, and weaving because he is a fox who can’t allow himself to be treed. Banks know this behavior.
Here’s my bet — any bank designing loan documents for transactions of this magnitude have within them “triggering events of default.” For someone with the Cheetos’ background, the triggering events are so onerous and strict, it probably would include someone from the bank physically in his office monitoring the loan. I’ve seen this on a weekly or biweekly basis.
Trump would never operate like this — not because it is onerous, but because it would get out that he was on the ropes. Rather than suffer the gossip, he has gone to Russia for financing. Remember the story about his father buying $3 million in chips as a loan. It is the same, he has some Russian oligarchs who have prospectively bought up a bunch of apartments to float him or have come in as limited partners in some of his ventures.
The business is so convoluted with interconnections that it is probably totally impossible to separate out or track money once it gets into the sausage maker of the Trump-o-matic.
The guy is as crooked as a bucket of screws.