I’ve never bought the idea that Trump has any strategy beyond attracting attention to himself and assuaging his ego in the moment. I have serious mental health issues, and I have to do a large amount of mental work to do my job, to interact in a normal way in some social circumstances, etc. There’s this idea that Trump might be doing that amount of work to pretend that they do have a personality disorder to… accrue the benefits that are heaped on people with personality disorders?
It’s like people are imagining him as a genius with an iron will and unlimited energy to deny who he is and keep up an incredible act 24-hours a day for at least six years now. He’s not Edward Norton’s character from The Prestige. He’s just a pampered dumbass who never had to deal with the consequences of a single thing in his entire life.