White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony on Tuesday of Trump’s obnoxious behavior of throwing food and dishes and overturning all the content of a table when he is displeased reveals more than that of an adult who is childish. It also shows the utter contempt he has for people, such as the valet for his private dining room, who have to clean up after him. Needlessly creating work for those who work for you and having no concern for them is a sign of a narcissistic personality. But of course, we already knew that about Trump.
I notice that in all the attempts by Trump supporters to discredit her testimony, this description of Trump’s behavior has gone unchallenged, perhaps because it is so believable from what we already know about him.
I’ve worked for bosses who made needless messes and acted like petulant toddlers, too. It’s entitlement, and who is more entitled than Trump? I have no problem believing what Hutchinson said was the truth.
He can dish it out but apparently can’t take it: “According to the transcript of the deposition, when asked about his statement to the crowd that ‘If you see someone getting ready to throw a tomato, just knock the crap out of them, would you,’ Trump replied: ‘It’s very dangerous stuff. You can get killed with those things'” (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/29/trump-dangerous-fruit-tomato-jokes).
Marcus Ranum says
What’s really interesting is that the republicans are denying flying cheeseburgers, but they all know that if they try to deny they knew about the plot, the committee will drop reciepts.
That’s exactly what Fox News said about this behavior, Mano. The anchor, after the dish-throwing story was related, said “After all, it is not wholly out of character.”