Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump Fails Leadership Qualifications, But We Knew That

In an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times this morning, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Prudence Gourguechon looked at several factors in the U.S. Army's field manual regarding the faculties that leaders need to function effectively: trust, discipline and self-control, judgement and critical thinking, self-awareness, and empathy. She summarizes those faculties from the manual, with the common knowledge of what we know of neo-fascist unindicted co-conspirator Donald "Rump" Trump. Without citing any of the abundant examples of Rump's failings in those categories, Dr. Gourguechon leaves it to the reader to make the connections, knowing what we all know from Rump's actions, statements, tweets, etc. One can only conclude that Rump wouldn't be able to make it to first lieutenant corporal in the Army based on the manual's leadership development standards. Indeed, his pathological lying, narcissism and vindictiveness would probably get him discharged. Now, to this nation's shame, he's commander in chief.

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