The Shaming of Donald Trump 1
You wonder if Donald Trump feels any shame. Can he just talk himself out of anything? Does he really believe that he is innocent of all the things he has been accused of doing?
All that matters is his vision of what the world is supposed to be. Evil is whoever and whatever is trying to stop him. Good is using all means possible to bring about his vision of the world. If you attack him, he will attack you a hundred times more. If you align yourself to him and are loyal to him, he will bring about your worst instincts to serve his interests. One can only believe that he believes himself to be a Nietzschean Superman, beyond morals, creating the future through his superior ability to understand the wheel of history or the intention of God. So he does not feel any shame.
Way back in the past when Donald Trump and his father worked in the real estate business in New York, the Justice Department sued Trump and his father for racial discrimination in Trump housing developments. Trump tried to countersue the Justice Department for 100 miliion for making false claims. This was what Trump was like back then. This is what Trump is like now. It's pretty evident that Trump's housing developments were discriminating toward blacks. Trump didn't see anything wrong with that. He was and is a racist. But he fought the charge with all that he had. He had learned such aggressive tactics from Roy Cohn. He would fight back the government with 10 times or 100 times the force the government tries to put on him. So even this early in his life, life became a game of winning and losing. The winners were right and the losers were wrong. And winning had to do with amassing as much power and influence that one could muster. There was no way one could lose if all the right players were on the right side.
So what happens to shame in such a scenario. There was certainly shame in losing, but Donald Trump seems to think that he never loses. Shame loses all meaning and all sorts of shameless, outrageous behavior is explained away as a form of privilege.