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Is Donald Trump actually a baby?

Reports from Trump’s inner circle make him sound less like a leader and more like a child.

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News reports suggest that the president needs to be managed like a child

Insiders say Trump needs to be surrounded by people “who can tell him no.”
The president gets “bored and likes to watch TV.”
One source says “he’s very impulsive” and doesn’t like to be corrected in front of others.
Babies

Is Donald Trump actually a baby?

Reports from Trump’s inner circle make him sound less like a leader and more like a child.

In just a few days Donald Trump has raised a lot of eyebrows. He complained to the CIA about his war with the media, he suggested that the crowd at his inauguration was as large as 1.5 million people (even though copious amounts of evidence contradicted his statement), and he told congressional leaders that millions of “illegals” lost him the popular vote. He's now shifted his gaze, muzzling the USDA, freezing contracts at the EPA, and signaling that he will support completion of the very controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

But two reports from behind the scenes are possibly more disturbing than Trump’s early statements and policy decisions, because they describe the behaviors not of a grown man — even a very coddled, wealthy one — but of a child.

A report in Politico states that when he’s angry, “he will usually want the strongest response possible, unless he is told no,” just like a baby. He spent the first few days of his presidency lashing out and getting very, very mad about suggestions that his inauguration crowd was smaller than Obama’s, even though, as presidential historian Douglas Brinkley told Politico, “he had a successful inauguration with a respectful crowd. The transition of power went off without a hitch.” Trump, however, seemed unwilling or unable to simply let it go and move on, instead sending out both the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and mouthpiece Kellyanne Conway to present his “alternative facts.”

An unnamed source said that while telling the president “no” is necessary a lot, it can’t be done in a group setting, because he won’t admit he’s wrong “in front of everyone.” The person goes on, “You have to pull him aside and tell him why he’s wrong, and then you can get him to go along with you.” This is also classic behavior... of a child. The person also added that, “he gets bored and likes to watch TV.”

Another report from Axios suggests that while Trump loves to read Twitter and the New York Post (described as his “paper of record”), he is “allergic” to computers and phones. He used to read another New York tabloid, the Daily News, but he stopped because he didn’t like how it “treated” him. Apparently, Trump remembers the names of reporters who've written about him over the years and what the tone of their coverage has been. He’s petty. He’s easily distracted, angered, and annoyed. His favorite subject is himself. Just like a baby.

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