Narcissistic projection is the condition where someone takes their own flaws and projects them onto others. Donald Trump is a case study for this. He’s been known to lie regularly, yet labels Ted Cruz as “Lyin’ Ted”. He did it to Ben Carson and Jeb Bush. One of his recent Tweets takes it up a notch.
It has been widely speculated that Trump gets many of his “endorsements” by offering “goodies” to his endorses. This is why it’s ironic when he claims that Cruz is actually the one doing this.
I win a state in votes and then get non-representative delegates because they are offered all sorts of goodies by Cruz campaign. Bad system!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2016
No, Cruz did not offer “goodies” to delegates. He brought together conscientious Republicans who do not want to see the party destroyed by a disastrous Trump nomination, so they work within the system to bring the will of the people to light. Trump has been able to bamboozle millions of Americans into thinking that he’s legitimate. There are millions more who feel the exact opposite, which is why the delegate play by the Cruz campaign is both logical and righteous.
Is the system bad? Yes. In a good system, the candidates would all be on a level playing field. The media would not be able to highlight every time Trump kisses a baby with 24/7 news coverage. In a good system, the candidates would all be asked questions and have their answers recorded. Then, the people could view their policies and credentials rather than having to sift through the bits and pieces of coverage given to them within the onslaught of Trump’s media hurricane.
In a fair system, Trump’s knowledge would matter. His experience would matter. His inability to form a coherent thought about foreign affairs would matter. Instead, we have a system that forces candidates like Ted Cruz to work within it in order to achieve the proper result.
Where is the media? Where are our “journalists?” They are acting as Trump’s fifth column, destroying the Republican party from within. Certainly there’s still some honor within the liberal media that is willing to call Trump out on his lies. When he accuses Cruz of a federal crime like working with his super PACs, nobody calls him on it. When he pushes the moniker of “Lyin’ Ted” and only gives the example of Cruz’s campaign staffer that shared the CNN report about Ben Carson leaving the race, the media should be asking for examples of Cruz’s lies. Today, with Trump accusing Cruz of another crime – bribing delegates and committees with “goodies,” the media is all but silent.
The media wants Trump to be the nominee so they can keep their Democratic darlings in power. The question is how many Americans are going to be too blind to see it.