Empathy School for the President

Many psychologists, and many ordinary citizens, agree that something is wrong with Donald Trump, and that whatever it is has something to do with his lack of empathy. Perhaps it’s time to take a page from the classic 1960s James Coburn movie “The President’s Analyst” and send Trump for a few sessions so he can at least pretend to care about people not named Donald Trump.

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4 thoughts on “Empathy School for the President

  1. Looks like people in the US either get to be ruled by a psychopath without training or a psychopath with training. And when one of them initiates a thermonuclear conflagration and the bombs start falling even at home, unlike previously, when they fell mainly in Asia, they can hide under their school desks and cross their arms over their heads….

    O brave new world. That has such people in’t !…

    Henri

  2. “It’s difficult to spot a psychopath; in fact, they can look actually like they’re more genuine than other people,” says Book. “Part of it is that most people don’t have to fake emotions all the time, so they don’t have any practice at it. But someone who doesn’t feel these emotions will have practice at faking them, so they will probably be better at it.”

    https://brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=33008

    • Interesting article, and it makes sense – consider everyone’s favorite sociopath: the car salesman. He’s your BFF, he likes the same team you like (or doesn’t follow sports as may be.) The good ones are *really* good at faking emotions.

      But Trumpinov never had a reason to learn those skills. He’s been a sheltered, pampered man-baby all his life. Any member of his entourage whose nose wasn’t brown down to his neckline was summarily dismissed.

      Now he’s dealing with a whole lotta people he can’t fire. Congress, the press, the FBI, and of course, the electorate. Let us not forget foreign heads of state and the people of the states they head.

      It’s a brand new game and he’s got no idea how to play, let alone win. (which makes us all “Losers”)

      • @ CrazyH –
        You’ve just explained the reason why “MR. TRUMP IS SENT TO EMPATHY SCHOOL IN ORDER TO LEARN HOW TO PRETEND TO CARE ABOUT PEOPLE OTHER THAN HIMSELF.” 😀

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