Anyone who doesn't think President Trump wasn't the most stable of geniuses is just fooling themselves.
— Patrick Chovanec (@prchovanec) December 5, 2021
Negging (derived from the verb neg, meaning “negative feedback”) is an act of emotional manipulation whereby a person makes a deliberate backhanded compliment or otherwise flirtatious remark to another person to undermine their confidence and increase their need of the manipulator’s approval. The term was coined and prescribed by pickup artists.
So is Trump (unconsciously) negging himself, hoping that his cultists will respond with a torrent of praise in response?
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) December 5, 2021
To quote Stein’s Law, “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” The GOP Death Cult is truly dangerous, but the longterm survival of either its god-emperor figurehead or the nominal party that elected him (with considerable assistance by malign foreign forces) is not something upon which to waste too much of our precious energy, IMO…
There's this idea that Trump would be well-positioned to run again because of his hold on the GOP and fundraising ability. But he already lost the WH once and since then it's been non-stop revelations about things even worse than we knew about before he was voted out.
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) December 6, 2021