Trump ‘Going through a Speedy Decline’ as He Wallows in ‘Rage and Denial’ Over Election Loss: Report

President Donald Trump’s mental health since losing the 2020 presidential election was the focus of a new analysis by the New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker published online on Saturday.

“In the past week, President Trump posted or reposted more than 130 messages on Twitter related to the results of an election he lost. He mentioned the coronavirus pandemic, which is now entering its darkest hours four times – and even then, only to claim he was right about the outbreak and the experts were wrong, “reported Baker under the headline,” Trump’s Final Days of Anger and Denial ”.

“Atmospheric and sometimes depressed, according to reports from his advisors, the president barely shows up for work, ignoring the health and economic crises affecting the nation, and largely cleaning up his public meeting schedule that has nothing to do with his desperate attempt.” has to rewrite the election results. He has been focused on rewarding friends, cleaning up the infidelities, and punishing a growing list of supposed enemies that now includes Republican governors, his own attorney general and even Fox News, ”he explained. “The final days of the Trump presidency have taken on the stormy elements of a drama that is more common in history or literature than in a modern White House. His anger and real-world refusal to admit defeat evoke images of a beleaguered overlord in a distant dictatorship who defiantly clings to power instead of exile, or an unpredictable English monarch serving his intimidated court Version of reality imposes. “

Baker suggested that Trump’s downfall was Shakespeare.

“Sometimes Mr. Trump’s outbursts against his fate seem like a story straight out of William Shakespeare, part tragedy, part farce, full of sound and anger. Is Mr. Trump a modern day Julius Caesar, abandoned by even some of his closest courtiers? (Et tu, Bill Barr?) Or a King Richard III fighting with the nobility until he was overthrown by Henry VII? Or King Lear, who rebels against those who do not love and appreciate him sufficiently? How sharper than a snake’s tooth is to have an ungrateful electorate, ”he joked.

Baker even interviewed Harvard Shakespeare scholar Jeffrey R. Wilson.

“This is classic Act V behavior,” said Wilson. “The armed forces are picked up and the tyrant is hidden in his castle. He becomes more and more fearful and feels insecure. He begins to rage about his legitimate sovereignty and accuses the opposition of treason.”

Russian scientist Alina Polyakova, president of the Center for European Policy Analysis, said Trump’s withdrawal from the public eye reflected a similar move by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Both also seem to live in alternative realities that are only surrounded by those who confirm those realities,” said Polyakova. “But while one incubator will survive a slow and long decline, the other will increasingly face rapid decline and will endeavor to do everything possible to save his family and loyalists – and himself, of course.”

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