A man is dangerous when his self-perception is allowed to narrate his reality.
It is also his soft underbelly that can be exploited and commandeered by those who are smarter.
Donald Trump made the surprising announcement Saturday afternoon that he was firing his top adviser, Roger Stone, but hours before the political consultant’s friends told POLITICO that he was actually quitting.
Stone’s friends say he sent an email to Trump announcing his decision to leave his presidential campaign earlier in the day. More than an hour later, Trump told a Washington Post reporter he fired Stone. The news hit Twitter about 15 minutes after Stone told a FOX News TV show that he couldn’t appear Saturday because he was no longer affiliated with the campaign, friends say.
And there is always someone smarter, especially if you are a billionaire.