Sounds like you are doing a U-turn, flip-flop, born-again modification
Well, i even wrote nice things about Trump right after the election......
Don´t get me wrong, everyone still holding on to Trump is either stupid, evil or both. .... and i think evil with utter discontent for fellow human beings probably dominates stupid by numbers.
I actually think Trump is not evil. I think he's chaotic neutral - D&D players and geeks will understand me here, even if they disagree. The other options I'd consider for Trump's alignment would be Neutral Evil or Lawful Neutral. The latter is a hell of a stretch but it could be argued.
Apparently, one of the sources is/was a Trump supporter during the election. The reason why the source decided to go to the media was because Trump doesn't want advice, cannot be corrected, and is too insecure to see any constructive feedback as anything other than an attack.
So the modus operandi of the staffers and advisers around him apparently is to let Trump make his mistakes, and then for them to go to the media. As Trump is too vain and cares way too much about how the media perceive him than what he is told by his advisors, embarrassing Trump publicly in the media is the only way to force Trump to correct himself. Hence the constant and steady stream of leaks in the media.
What I really think is that Trump is a high-functioning sufferer of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. High-functioning or not, personality disorders are quite serious. NPD is immensely destructive to families, coworkers, and the like. Depending on other traits and skills, though, NPD sufferers can be very successful in business and politics as can their more infamous counterparts, APD sufferers (sociopaths).
It is not in the least bit surprising that a (pathological) narcissist could make it to the office of the President.
Personality disorders, especially the so-called Cluster B disorders (Narcissistic, Antisocial, Histrionic, Borderline), essentially come with a reality-distortion field built in. The hallmark of Cluster B disorders is that they manifest in behavior enacted upon other people.
Because the behavior typical of Cluster B makes no rational sense
over the longer term, those close to one with such a disorder have a lot
of trouble adapting. People may end up questioning their own perceptions of reality because this effect is so strong. It can breed depression and anxiety.
NPD is characterized by a need for constant admiration or praise (known as "narcissistic supply"), grandiose and manipulative behavior which is used to capture and hold the attention of others, and a notable lack of empathy. However, their grandiosity is a front for intense insecurity. If deprived of admiration or attacked, NPD sufferers may become enraged or act erratic, and they are often quite vengeful.
Psychologists and the like aren't allowed to diagnose people at a distance or there would probably be dozens on TV talking about this. Trump is a textbook case.
You do not
want somebody with a personality disorder in control of nukes, particularly a narcissist who can be goaded into unthinking action by both praise and
1. "[A] pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder
2. The "dramatic" cluster. Cluster A is the "odd" cluster (Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal); Cluster C the anxious cluster (Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-compulsive).
3. "Patients in [cluster B] can be among the most challenging patients encountered in clinical settings. They can be excessively demanding, manipulative, emotionally unstable, and interpersonally inappropriate. They may attempt to create relationships that cross professional boundaries and to place physicians in difficult or compromising positions. Physicians often experience strong emotional reactions to these patients. When dealing with such patients, physicians must be keenly aware of the issues of manipulative behavior, professional boundaries, limit setting, and monitoring their own emotional state." J. American Family Physician 2004 Oct 15;70(8):1505-1512.