Well, a 7 year-old brat. That's what David Brooks thinks of our president. I've had this feeling since last August. He writes "There are three tasks that most mature adults have sort of figured out by the time they hit 25. Trump has mastered none of them. Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif."
The Three Tasks:
1. First, most adults have learned to sit still. But mentally, Trump is still a 7-year-old boy who is bouncing around the classroom.
2. Second, most people of drinking age have achieved some accurate sense of themselves, some internal criteria to measure their own merits and demerits. But Trump seems to need perpetual outside approval to stabilize his sense of self, so he is perpetually desperate for approval, telling heroic fabulist tales about himself.
3. Third, by adulthood most people can perceive how others are thinking. For example, they learn subtle arts such as false modesty so they won’t be perceived as obnoxious.