So Trump cites an article which details a great humanitarian crisis; women from South and Central America who are clearly in the legal category of “refugee” are being subject to horrific sexual assault in their desperation to flee the violence in their countries of origin.
Somehow, Trump has twisted this Great Humanitarian Crisis into an alternative unreality wherein the United States is being overrun by rapists, criminals and drug dealers who have been sent here deliberately by the Mexican government. Much of ugly, racist, paranoid America in general has twisted this Great Humanitarian Crisis into an Invasion of Mexican Body Snatchers.
White American people have long expressed fears of people of color taking over – in an ill-defined way – and the hostile attitude toward Mesoamericans is but another sad example of this. The ugly, racist, paranoid American is of a profoundly dis-eased psyche, characterized by an intense self-loathing which is projected outwardly, in this case onto Mesoamericans. This is textbook Jungian psychoanalysis: A dysfunctional interpersonal relationship characterized by the projection of ones neuroses onto others, a neuroses born of a narcissistic inferiority complex.
The narcissist of course compensates for his feelings of inferiority with an exaggerated, overblown sense of themselves and Trump is a fine example of this. Trump inherited a great deal of money from his father and sets out to build an empire: He would fail and file for bankruptcy several times before managing to actually create something which generates a positive cash flow. He is hardly the astute empire-builder he fancies himself. Think of those who started with nothing.