Adapted from the Twitter feed, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Posted Friday night, March 23.
Image of President Trump’s Tweet: AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!
This is him in a nutshell, isn’t it? No compassion or even acknowledgement of victims and their suffering, only a macho identification with first responders whose shoes he isn't fit to shine.
He's actually celebrating. What he's celebrating is toughness. And in that celebration is a hidden claim he's a tough as the cops and firefighters. In effect he's taking credit for their heroism as if their having done their jobs is due to his being president.
This is one of the ways he's made America great again: first responders inspired by his leadership are responding with renewed energy and force.
Wrongs are being righted, lives are being saved, and most important bad guys are being violently punished, and it’s thanks to him.
His adoring mobs of angry, insecure, self-loathing men eat this up with a spoon since macho posturing and taking vicarious credit for others' achievement is what they’ve been taught to place of self-respect.
An effect of over valuing male toughness is that you can’t measure up in your own eyes and you wind up seeing yourself as a coward and a weakling, so…
Like voter, like President.