Donald Trump: When a Narcissist Loses

For a leader that made “winning” the bedrock of his persona, Trump never acted like one

Brian Sansom
5 min readNov 7, 2020


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When one considers the qualities that a leader possesses, words like integrity, fortitude, and strength come to mind. During the course of his presidency, Trump has offered glimpses into his narcissistic persona through Twitter exchanges and rally speeches. Despite the falsehoods, contradictions, and blatant lies, Trump has been able to keep his head up and back straight while peddling his snake oil.

Throughout this election, as the votes slowly stacked against him, Trump took off the mask of false confidence and revealed a coward. He has attacked the election process, falsely claimed victory, demanded a stop to the counting of votes, and threatened mass litigation. Trump never wanted to lead this nation, he wanted to use the seat of President as a shield against the litany of accusations stacked against him.

Trump is not a leader, he is a scared child that is facing his first punishment. Despite his behavior, Trump’s constituents will still follow him off a cliff. They are willing to turn their backs on the constitution and to forgive every transgression, all for the sake of keeping a Republican in the White House. It is up to the informed and ethical members of our nation to rally and to resist the cult of ignorance.

Trump is still erratically swinging at the election process

After the polls closed on Tuesday evening, Americans waited for the first results to start rolling in. To those that were still awake around 1:30 am, they had the privilege of witnessing Trump make a fool out of himself by declaring victory even though Joe Biden was ahead on electoral votes 220–213.

“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.” — Donald Trump

When Trump realized that he was being ignored by the opposition and reprimanded by fellow Republicans, he doubled down on attacking the election process for the hundredth time since this summer. Trump tweeted and repeatedly made calls to “Stop the Count” and, as more ballots arrived…



Brian Sansom

An attorney by trade, a writer at heart. I sincerely believe in the power of words and ideas. Hoping to make my own meaningful contribution.