A thoughtful reader in Oregon raises some good points about my idea:
"So Dorothy, I'm curious. Is this your opinion only? Is it based on any research? If so what? Any psychologists who are saying this? Or? It's been a thought I've had but also realize that the man seems to have several mental illnesses (this is me the non-psychologist speaking). Obviously narcissism. He also seems to have not progressed beyond about age three. Everything is mine! No conscience. Grabs others "toys". Can't remember the name for that one. There's another one that has to do with anger and vindictiveness.
In any case, he obviously likes power, obviously believes he is the best, can do no wrong. I can see that the personality type would be one that would think being President of the US would make him all powerful and that he wouldn't believe that he wasn't qualified or capable since his mind doesn't work that way. On the other hand, he wouldn't take losing well at all. He wouldn't believe in it. Somehow I don't buy that the whole thing was a strategy for turning Fox into his own station or ruining the Republican Party or getting (under other circumstances probably unelectable) Hillary elected or quitting cause it wasn't what he wanted in the first place. It was all a con game. He is definitely about con games but it doesn't make sense to me that this was one he never intended to win. So..o. Your thoughts?"
Here's my reply: