Friday, 8 June 2018
What motivates Trump’s pardoning people?
Is it envy?
Envy of the deeds they did (and the notoriety they may have had if their deeds were not universally applauded), which he can not do.
Bestowing his ‘clemency’ makes Trump feel bigger than the people he ‘pardons’. “Now I can rehabilitate you, resurrect you, restore you.”
I imagine he can’t bear the thought of anyone being thought of as a hero apart from him.