Being criticized makes Donald Trump's skin crawl:
We've been here before. We know that Trump's mission in life is to cleanse the world of forces that corrupt the country's fortunes and his own pristine image:If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2016
thehill.com/.../277519-trump-on-kasich-i-have-never-seen-a-human-being-ea...Apr 25, 2016 - "It's disgusting. ... RealDonaldTrump, we were looking for some Trump steaks for the governor, but no one seems to sell ... Tags: Donald Trump.
time.com/4158303/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-disgusting-schlonged/Dec 21, 2015 - Donald Trump used strong language Monday to describe Hillary ... “I know where she went — it's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it,” Trump ...
https://mic.com/.../trump-says-protests-at-university-of-missouri-are-disgusting-school...Nov 12, 2015 - I think it's disgusting," Trump told Bartiromo Thursday morning. ... has been updated to reflect the exact wording of Donald Trump's quotes.
As Alexander Hurst reported in The New Republic back in December, one study co-authored by Jonathan Haidt found that "interpersonal disgust was an important predictor of anti-immigrant attitudes." In many imaginations, immigrants and other out-groups are vermin, agents of corruption invading the body politic -- as one of the few ads Trump has run ilustrates.
The most vicious purveyors of purity are often theocrats, or ideologues who treat their ur-texts as scripture. Turmp knows no text but his own feelings -- but to him, those feelings are the supreme authority. Why, just today he echoed Yahweh to that effect:
Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
The failing @nytimes, which never spoke to me, keeps saying that I am saying to advisers that I will change. False, I am who I am-never said
8:31 AM - 14 Aug 2016