The Anonymous Widower

Gas-Lighting

This article on CNN is called Donald Trump is ‘gaslighting’ all of us.

It introduced me to term gas-lighting, which all goes back to a 1940 British film and an earlier play.

This is said about the term in the Wikipedia entry for the film.

The psychological term gaslighting, which describes a form of psychological abuse in which the victim is gradually manipulated into doubting his or her own reality, originated from the play and its two film adaptations.[7] Gaslighting, today, mostly refers to one of the methods of abuse used by a narcissist to emotionally control a victim, through which the narcissist gains pleasure.

Now CNN is accusing Trump of doing this to us all.

This is an extract.

After mimicking a disabled reporter and seeing the video used as evidence against him, he repeatedly denied it, claiming his opponents should be embarrassed to say he did. “I would NEVER mock disabled. Shame!” The denials continued after Meryl Streep brought up the subject this week at the Golden Globes. With the video easily available, Trump’s argument boiled down to “Who do you trust, me or your lying eyes?”

Here’s the video.

Trmp is going to gove the World’s comedians more material, than any other politician in history.

 

 

 

January 11, 2017 - Posted by | World | ,

1 Comment »

  1. AS an adult child who grew up with a narcissistic mother, who constantly gaslighted me and others, I am certain that Trump is a narcissist, have been since he first came into media spotlight as a potential president. Whilst I can see the arguments for a businessman rather than a politician, I do not think this is the businessman to do it.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | January 11, 2017 | Reply


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