If we had the faintest of hope that Donald Trump might concede the 2020 election and affect a dignified transition, then we were wrong. It seems he is incapable of accepting the people's will and, unfortunately, is surrounded and counseled by equally deplorable people.
The walls are closing in, and in under sixty days, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President. Trump will if tradition holds board 'Marine One,' give one last wave and fly away with his bride to work on his legal issues, refinance his many loans, continue to whine and incite his many supporters.
Trump has the classic personality traits that compromise the 'dark triad.'
Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy.
All antisocial at their core, those scoring high on these traits are more likely to commit crimes, cause social distress, and create severe problems for an organization, especially if they are in leadership positions.
They also tend to be less compassionate, agreeable, empathetic, satisfied with their lives, and less likely to believe others are good.
Narcissism is characterized by grandiosity, pride, and egotism.
Machiavellianism is characterized by manipulating and exploiting others - an absence of morality, unemotional callousness, and a higher self-interest level.
Psychopathy is characterized by continuous antisocial behavior, impulsivity, and remorselessness.
All three traits of the dark triad have been found to have substantial genetic components.
While it is hard to find any empathy for a man who has created so much division and turmoil over the last four years, the apple doesn't usually for far from the tree. Fred Trump (father) was investigated by a U.S. Senate committee for profiteering in 1954, and again by the State of New York in 1966. In 1997, when his net worth surpassed $1B, he transferred most of his buildings to his surviving children, who sold them in 2014 for over sixteen times their previously declared worth, effectively dodging hundreds of million dollars in taxes.
Trump won the 2016 presidential election fairly, and we had our 'experiment.' It proves for outside of the 1%, the grass isn't always greener.
If our elected officials didn't learn anything from the past four years, let's hope they understand the need and expectation to 'step up' and govern for all Americans. To provide basic services such as healthcare for all and a society for every citizen to earn a living wage, to fulfill their potential.