Stephen King on Donald Trump: ‘How do such men rise? First as a joke’


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Stephen King talks to a few Trump supporters to understand why they supported Trump. Tons have already been written on Trump, but  still this has something new to offer.

King I think we’ve about finished, but I’d like to run one more thing by you before we break for lunch. Psychologists mention four basic traits when diagnosing a sociopathic condition known as narcissistic personality disorder. People suffering from this condition believe themselves superior to others, they insist on having the best of everything, they are egocentric and boastful, and they have a tendency to first select love objects, then find them at fault and push them aside. Comments?

[A long silence at the table.]

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Stephen King — The Guardian

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Today’s needull is a short story by the master story teller Stephen King.

“That she was getting worse. She’d chat away about other worlds, right next to ours, and the alien races that lived there, and how something was out to get her. It talked to her through the electrical sockets, she said, so she unscrewed all the lightbulbs at night and put playing cards over the plug-in plates on the floor. She said the celluloid backs on the cards were very effective at stopping that voice. Only then she’d laugh, like it was all a big joke.”

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Stephen King — VQR

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