I have a theory about Donald Trump's self-destructiveness. I believe it is intentional. I believe he hopes that if he continues to demean the principles of humanity--insulting the Muslim parents of a dead U.S. soldier and inviting gun rights supporters to take matters into their own hands if Hillary Clinton is elected, to name just the latest--the Republican party will remove him as its nominee before November. I say this because I believe that he believes it is the only way he can win. If he is removed as the nominee, he can go out on his own terms--as the rebel outsider, the man who fought the establishment. It would be the establishment's fault for choosing to oust him. He would still be able to look at himself in his "mirror, mirror on the wall" and say in his best Mohammed Ali impersonation:
"I am the greatest!"
Most importantly to him, his removal would serve to protect him from his worst nightmare: losing to a woman. Suffice it to say that as the greedy, unconscionable businessman that he is he doesn't like losing to anyone. To lose to Hillary Clinton, however, a woman who is far below a "10" standard, might force him to look in his "mirror, mirror on the wall" and say, "I am just a man." Imagine Donald Trump as just a man! He might have characteristics and qualities that many men possess, such as empathy for people and the ability to admit that sometimes he is wrong.
I hope the latter scenario plays out. I want to see him experience something most men and women understand to be a natural and necessary feeling: humility. At the same time, I wouldn't be sorry if he took the easy way out--the way that would ensure he keeps that "below standard" face of his that only his own private "mirror, mirror on the wall" can stand to admire, let alone look upon without disgust.
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