You can try to explain it all day long but at the end of the day it’s the phenomenon that has long been the bane of the abused spouse’s existence and the Primary tool of the narcissistic sociopathic partner: gaslighting, pure and simple. It is a tactic that I have been on the receiving end of severely enough to end up committed to a psychiatric facility twice. And I’m not generally an unstable person.
And I have doubts as to whether at this point Trump even realizes he’s doing it, so much a part of his entire existence it has become. I do believe Bannon understands the proclivity, though, and is using it to full advantage. Trump is a sick, personality disordered person. But I believe that within this whirling dervish of populace decimation he is largely a pawn for even darker forces. And he’s not smart enough to realize he’s no longer holding the reins, if in fact he ever was.
I think that is the most frightening part of this: not that Trump will be president…that actually, he WON’T.