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Trump is right: Biden's ego is his downfall

  
Via:  Just Jim NC TttH  •  4 days ago  •  42 comments

By:   The Telegraph

Trump is right: Biden's ego is his downfall
Biden may not have much in common with Trump, yet the two men share an unshakeable faith that God put them on earth to be in the White House

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Donald Trump knows a thing or two about self-esteem. Speaking this week about whether or not his rival Joe Biden can survive as a presidential candidate in 2024, he cut to the point: "He's got an ego and he doesn't want to quit."

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Donald Trump knows a thing or two about self-esteem. Speaking this week about whether or not his rival Joe Biden can survive as a presidential candidate in 2024, he cut to the point: "He's got an ego and he doesn't want to quit."

If anything, that was a rare example of Trumpian understatement. The truth is Joe Biden has always had an extremely high opinion of himself. And today, as his faculties decline and a growing number of his fellow Democrats beg him to stand down, his ego remains the one aspect of himself to which he can cling.

In fact, the only occasions now when Biden recovers some of his verbal fluency come when he starts bragging about how great he is. Introduced, correctly, as the "presumptive Democratic nominee", he began an interview on Monday by insisting: "I'm more than presumptive. I'm gonna be the Democratic nominee."

At the weekend, in his first interview since the now infamous debate, he waxed lyrical about his achievements. "I'm the guy who put Nato together," he said, whispering the hyperbole somewhat manically. "I'm the guy who shut Putin down … I don't think there is anyone who is more qualified to be president than me."

Biden may not have much in common with Trump, yet the two men share an unshakeable faith that God put them on earth to be in the White House. Biden now says he'll only pull out if "the Lord Almighty comes down" in order to tell him he can't defeat Trump.

Democrats hope that they can convince him to pull out of the election by placating his vanity and comparing him to no less a man than George Washington, America's first president, who was willing to step aside for the greater good.

But Biden seems utterly convinced that his special destiny is to be the man who defeats Donald Trump again in order to, as he puts it, "save democracy." It's hard to reason with such thinking.

Presidents tend to be vain, of course: you don't run to be leader of the free world because of an excess of humility. But Biden's egotism has long had a particularly prickly quality. Bullied as a child for his stammer, he often perceives disagreements as slights and is quick to anger as a result.

When Barack Obama tapped him up to be his vice-president in 2008, he hesitated at first: he thought the role might be beneath him. "I'm not going to grovel to this guy. My manhood is non-negotiable," he once reportedly said during discussions of what his role as Obama's "veep" might entail.

Many of the people who have worked with Biden are fiercely loyal and will defend him until his last breath. But not everyone feels the same way. Jeff Connaughton, a former Biden senate staffer, once described him as "an egomaniacal autocrat" who was "determined to manage his staff through fear."

Today, the rumours in Washington suggest he has become increasingly impossible to deal with. His inner circle is becoming increasingly small. It now consists of his wife Jill, his close family, and a small team of long-term advisers. His closest aides, Anthony Bernal and Mike Donilon, are said to shield the President from unwanted news for fear of triggering his temper.

Throughout his long career in politics, Biden has been successful at hiding his more unpleasant streak from the outside world. But he is a big show off, and his exaggerations often betray a certain arrogance. As a presidential candidate, he repeatedly claimed to have been at the heart of the civil-rights movement in the 1960s and 70s; and only backtracked under media scrutiny.

Again similar to Trump, Biden likes to boast about his willingness to stand up to foreign leaders. One of his favourite anecdotes is how, as vice president, he squared up to Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin and said: "Mr Prime Minister, I'm looking into your eyes and I don't think you have a soul." Does anybody believe that happened?

Biden's intense faith in his own abilities still drives him today, even as Democratic bigwigs suggest it might be time finally for him to fall on his sword. In a letter to his fellow Democrats, released on Monday, he struck a typically defiant note as he called for all the speculation about his future to end. "I wouldn't be running if I did not absolutely believe I was the best person to beat Donald Trump," he wrote. His great problem, however, is that almost nobody now shares that confidence.


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Just Jim NC TttH
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1  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    4 days ago

And yes, Trump knows all about ego. Any PotUS has to have one the size of Texas. Some can handle it, some let it run away with them.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1    4 days ago
And yes, Trump knows all about ego. Any PotUS has to have one the size of Texas. Some can handle it, some let it run away with them.

The irony in comments like this is off the charts. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    4 days ago

I had to laugh when I saw the title of the article.  

Yeah, President Biden's ego is a/the problem.  jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    4 days ago

Agreed, the irony in your comment is off the charts.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    4 days ago

He's now threatening Democrats with  a "murder -suicide" pact if they try and replace him.    So much for Trump being a "threat to democracy."  The real threat that worries the Biden family is the "threat to their relevance" and income.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 days ago

Nailed it.............

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3  Hal A. Lujah    4 days ago

We’re listening to Donald Trump being critical of someone else’s ego now?  Lol.  Even AI couldn’t make this shit up.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3    4 days ago

He knows he has a cult hanging on his every word. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.2  Ronin2  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3    4 days ago

What is hilarious is the people that blast Trump for his ego; can't see the massive narcissist they elected in 2020.

Biden has every bit the ego of Trump; or he would step aside. 

But he is bound and determined to take the Democrat party down with him.

They deserve it for hiding and ignoring the cognitive disaster Biden is.

No more hiding behind Trump; the media smells blood in the water- and the Democrats are fractured.

Couldn't happen to more deserving people.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Ronin2 @3.2    4 days ago

Why are you so scared of the candidate that the Democrats chose?  Could it be because he’s already beaten Trump once and will do so again?

 
 
 
goose is back
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3.2.2  goose is back  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.1    3 days ago
Why are you so scared of the candidate that the Democrats chose?

I think you should stick with Biden regardless of what anyone says, he's got it in the bag.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  goose is back @3.2.2    3 days ago
I think you should stick with Biden regardless of what anyone says, he's got it in the bag.  

They don't have a choice now.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.1    3 days ago
Why are you so scared of the candidate that the Democrats chose?  

Well, for starters, that bungling old fool could get reelected, and THAT should scare anyone who has seen or heard Biden lately.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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3.2.5  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.4    3 days ago
seen or heard Biden lately.

And not just lately........................

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.2.5    3 days ago
And not just lately................

True, but I am hopeful that after the debate, many who previously had their Biden blinders on may actually SEE him for what he is.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.2.7  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.4    3 days ago

When Biden gets reelected we’ll have America as usual.  If Trump got elected (he won’t) we wouldn’t even have an America anymore.  What would you put on your trucker hat once “MAGA” becomes meaningless?  квасной патриот?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.7    3 days ago

Well, America as usual under Joe is high inflation, rising deficits, and a real mess on the border.

Sorry, I and others are fucking tired of America as usual with Biden.

Some misguided folks think they found Nirvana under Biden.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.2.9  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.8    3 days ago

So your solution to America not being the way you want it is to allow an ogre who is openly hostile to democracy to take it and turn it into an oligarchy?  If you don’t vote for Biden, you effectively are voting for Trump and if there’s one thing you can believe him about it’s how extreme he will be in dismantling our democracy.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.10  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.9    3 days ago
So your solution to America not being the way you want it is to allow an ogre who is openly hostile to democracy to take it and turn it into an oligarchy?  

Don't attempt to put words in my mouth.

My solution is not to have assholes running the country.

You seem to be okay with that IF it is Joe Biden.

If you don’t vote for Biden, you effectively are voting for Trump and if there’s one thing you can believe him about it’s how extreme he will be in dismantling our democracy.

That's just wrong in so many ways............a vote for Trump is a vote for Trump, just like a vote for Biden is a vote for Biden. Elementary.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3.2.11  Sean Treacy  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.9    3 days ago
o democracy to take it and turn it into an oligarchy?

Our country is run by by a senile man, his shot caller wife and their drug addict son. 

out it’s how extreme he will be in dismantling our democracy.

Is he going to put his political opponents in jail, collude with billion dollar corporations to censor news, have government "intelligence officials" lie to the public about foreign disinformation campaigns to protect himself, make up bullshit privilege claims to avoid governmental oversight, issue executive orders that spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer  dollars without congressional authority, refuse to charge his cronies with crimes he puts the opposition in jail for, brag about ignoring the Supreme Court and things of that nature? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.12  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @3.2.11    3 days ago

And here everyone is all worried over what Trump MIGHT do while completely ignoring what Biden HAS done.

Go figure the mental gymnastics to pull that off.

 
 
 
Gazoo
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3.2.13  Gazoo  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.12    3 days ago

“,,,,,,worried over what Trump MIGHT do,,,,,,”

might? He’s surely going to destroy our democracy. At least that’s what i keep hearing. Funny thing is, nobody ever explains HOW he is going to destroy our democracy.

 
 
 
GregTx
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3.2.15  GregTx  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.12    3 days ago

No doubt....

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.2.16  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.10    3 days ago

My solution is not to have assholes running the country.

Oh, how novel.  Of course you realize that you are 1,000% powerless to achieve this.  In fact, by not voting for one of these two you are lending support to the dismantling of America.  Everyone here is sick to death of your justification.  Please move to the country that you actually fit in with.  Here, you’re just a huge piece of the problem.

 
 
 
GregTx
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3.2.17  GregTx  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.16    3 days ago

According to the Biden campaign, so are elitist privileged white liberals. You know anyone like that?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.18  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.16    3 days ago
Oh, how novel.  Of course you realize that you are 1,000% powerless to achieve this.  

Yes, it does seem novel to be able to look at the two major candidates and easily deduce they BOTH SUCK and NEITHER are worth voting for.  So many still believe (foolishly, IMO) that one or the other is worth voting for.

I am as powerless to achieve this as you are. You stated the plainly obvious.

 In fact, by not voting for one of these two you are lending support to the dismantling of America.  

That is a load of crap. Voting for someone you KNOW isn't fit seems to be worse to me than voting who you think can do a good job.

All I hear is this constant stream of bull about how bad Trump is. I agree he is bad. But I do take exception to those who blindly give Biden a pass merely because he isn't Trump.

 Everyone here is sick to death of your justification.  

Then that is "everyone" else's problem, not mine. I am sick of Biden voters justifying their vote by bitching about Trump and not judging Biden on what he has wrought, but that is MY problem.

Please move to the country that you actually fit in with.  Here, you’re just a huge piece of the problem.

What? You want me to abandon the Biden Utopia? Is it always a problem when people won't vote for Biden?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.2.19  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.18    3 days ago

You are your own personal groundhog day. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.20  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.19    3 days ago
You are your own personal groundhog day. 

Wow, coming from someone who has posted literally HUNDREDS of "Get Trump" articles, that is really rich!

LMMFAO!

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Guide
3.2.21  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.18    3 days ago

This is literally the image that pops in my head every time you go on a Biden rant.

384

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.2.22  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.21    3 days ago

Kind of looks like Biden might have as a child, or maybe just in another year or so again.

Any thoughtful commentary or rational rebuttal?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.2.23  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.20    3 days ago
Wow, coming from someone who has posted literally HUNDREDS of "Get Trump" articles, that is really rich!

I wish I could have done more. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.2.24  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.23    3 days ago
I wish I could have done more. 

You could have put in a few more hours a day scouring the bowels of the internet for the latest "Get Trump" hit pieces.

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.2.25  bugsy  replied to  Sean Treacy @3.2.11    3 days ago

Don’t forget also the daughter he took showers with.

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.2.26  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.20    3 days ago

Dont forget zero of which has ever shown any proof.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.2.27  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  GregTx @3.2.17    3 days ago

It’s funny that you would insinuate that I’m some privileged elitist.  Obviously you don’t know me.  I’m doing ok now, but there were years of my life where I spent my days huddling in the basement of my foreclosed house without heat because the country was in recession and there were no jobs in my profession.  I could write a book about that experience.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4  Gsquared    3 days ago
Trump Is Right

Let the absurdity of that statement sink in for minute.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @4    3 days ago

If only someone could say that about Biden once.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    3 days ago

What a stupid ass, ignorant comment. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @4.1.1    3 days ago
What a stupid ass, ignorant comment. 

I see no thoughtful commentary or rational rebuttal is at your disposal.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    3 days ago

Your comment received the response it deserved.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @4.1.3    3 days ago
Your comment received the response it deserved.

Still not a rational rebuttal or thoughtful commentary in post 4.1.3

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.1.5  Gsquared  impassed  Texan1211 @4.1.4    3 days ago
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