Is Donald Trump an ethical man?

  1. Trump is a known liar.
    He is a known philanderer and womanizer.
    He is well known for cheating hard working men and women out of earned and deserved compensation in order to increase his own profit.
    Trump has a history of employing name calling and bully tactics to get his way.
    He criticized and demeaned the US military and leadership on Russian radio.


    Who shares his ethical principles?

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  2. 68 Comments

  3. by   toomuchbaloney
    One may say that Trump’s personal life and business dealings are irrelevant to his candidacy, but conservatives have argued for generations that virtue matters, in the citizenry and in the nation’s leaders. Can conservatives really believe that, if elected, Trump would care about protecting the family’s place in society when his own life is — unapologetically — what conservatives used to recognize as decadent?
    Donald Trump: Do Character, Morality and Kindness Still Matter? - Blog - Eternal Perspective Ministries
  4. by   Suezee2
    He knows what the "ethics" are but a MORAL man demonstrates the ethics he knows.
  5. by   toomuchbaloney
    Proposed Amended Criteria for the Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    • Feels grandiose and self-important (e.g., exaggerates accomplishments, talents, skills, contacts, and personality traits to the point of lying, demands to be recognised as superior without commensurate achievements);


    • Is obsessed with fantasies of unlimited success, fame, fearsome power or omnipotence, unequalled brilliance (the cerebral narcissist), bodily beauty or sexual performance (the somatic narcissist), or ideal, everlasting, all-conquering love or passion;


    • Firmly convinced that he or she is unique and, being special, can only be understood by, should only be treated by, or associate with, other special or unique, or high-status people (or institutions);


    • Requires excessive admiration, adulation, attention and affirmation – or, failing that, wishes to be feared and to be notorious (Narcissistic Supply);


    • Feels entitled. Demands automatic and full compliance with his or her unreasonable expectations for special and favourable priority treatment;


    • Is "interpersonally exploitative", i.e., uses others to achieve his or her own ends;


    • Devoid of empathy. Is unable or unwilling to identify with, acknowledge, or acceptthefeelings, needs, preferences, priorities, and choices of others;


    • Constantly envious of others and seeks to hurt or destroy the objects of his or her frustration. Suffers from persecutory (paranoid) delusions as he or she believes that they feel the same about him or her and are likely to act similarly;

    Behaves arrogantly and haughtily. Feels superior, omnipotent, omniscient, invincible, immune, "above the law", and omnipresent (magical thinking). Rages when frustrated, contradicted, or confronted by people he or she considers inferior to him or her and unworthy.
    Narcissistic personalities rarely feel much if any empathy. That is not a desirable characteristic in political leadership.

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder at a Glance
  6. by   BCgradnurse
    I have thought for a while that he might have narcissistic personality disorder. He certainly fits the criteria that toomuchbaloney posted. I think that he is neither ethical nor moral. He is all about himself and personal gain and ego. Not someone I want for my President.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    ... He is all about himself and personal gain and ego...
    Unfortunately, sounds like many career politicians.

    We shoot ourselves in the foot by re-electing them though. Here in California, Nancy Pelosi still makes me shake my head.

    In my rural county, we are mostly conservative ranchers and farmers. Our local politicians are for the most part representative of the concerns we have here. I do wonder though, if they move on and get elected to higher office, will they forget where they came from?

    Probably.

    As to whether Trump is an ethical man . . . I don't know enough about him to make that call right now.

    No one is perfectly ethical. Even me.
  8. by   heron
    We have at least as much verifiable information about his ethics as we do about Clinton ... why does he get the benefit of the doubt for his proven corruption and dishonesty, but Clinton gets crucified?
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from heron
    We have at least as much verifiable information about his ethics as we do about Clinton ... why does he get the benefit of the doubt for his proven corruption and dishonesty, but Clinton gets crucified?
    Well, I wouldn't use the word "crucified" but Trump gets criticized by the media and other folks on social media. All the time.

    Hillary gets a pass from the media in many ways but gets a lot of criticism from social media.

    Neither one of them are getting a pass.
  10. by   heron
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Well, I wouldn't use the word "crucified" but Trump gets criticized by the media and other folks on social media. All the time.

    Hillary gets a pass from the media in many ways but gets a lot of criticism from social media.

    Neither one of them are getting a pass.
    I'm not seeing how 20 years of concentrated negativity equals "getting a pass" but we'll have to agree to disagree on the subject.

    Meanwhile, I don't think there's any doubt from which to benefit where Trump's concerned.

    Just looking at his behavior since starting his presidential run, he's lied through his teeth whenever it suited him. From cheering thousands in New Jersey to charitable contributions for which he took credit that never actually got made until he was confronted, he's never let the facts get in the way of a good story. To this day, nobody can find the millions he's supposedly contributed to charities, not even the charities themselves.

    Then there's the self-dealing from his bogus foundation that's come to light recently.

    He's boasted about his own pay-to-play practices. He worked for a total scam "university", including making blatantly false promises to his customers, then bribed the Florida AG to leave his fraudulent "university" alone.

    Nor or does he honor his contracts, aeb the many small businessespeople that have been stiffed - behavior that some describe as SOP for the Trump organization.

    Trump wouldn't know an ethic if he found one tied up in his gold-trimmed bathtub.
  11. by   honeyforasalteyfish
    No he isn't, but Hilary isn't an ethical woman. Now Hilarly has done questionable things to advance her political career. Trump for his businesses, and his new political aspirations.

    In other words politics as usual.
  12. by   honeyforasalteyfish
    Heron his pay to play is why I am voting for Hilarly.

    You can say Hilarly is a corporate puppet, but whose fault is that at its root cause. The puppet masters. So even if it's true why would I vote for the puppet master over the puppet?

    Btw thanks for the other day. Better than I deserved.

    My only defense is sleep deprivation. caused by relationship issues. Which I have to learn to handle.

    I am going to try books. They calm me down, and help me sleep.
  13. by   toomuchbaloney
    So now there is evidence that Trump's ethics includes using his "foundation" as a tax free slush fund to pay his legal fees, purchase things for himself, and to help him avoid paying taxes without actually using the money for anything besides his personal benefit.

    Are we surprised then to learn that he also engaged in breaking the US embargo against Cuba?

    Or that he personally holds to the notion that he is from genetically superior lineage?

    You just can't make this stuff up.
  14. by   toomuchbaloney
    Here's another example of the lack of ethics demonstrated by Trump.
    While up in the middle of the night perseverating over the 1996 Miss Universe that he insulted and shamed he suggested that she should have no credibility and deserved the treatment he doled out because she had been in a porn movie. Trump encouraged the nation to seek out that porn evidence.

    This unbelievable behavior flies in the face of the notion that Trump has suggested that he will ban porn if he is elected by revealing that somewhere some Trump apologist was busy reviewing porn films to find one with an actress who might look hispanic apparently. (unless that is why Trump was awake in the middle of the night anyway...you know, research.

    Is it ethical to accuse someone of appearing in a porn movie as an insult when 1) there is no evidence that the individual accused ever actually did appear in a porn film, and 2) It is well known that the accuser actually DID have a cameo role in a soft porn film?

    And the evangelical Christian leadership of this country enthusiastically endorses him while standing in front of framed Playboy magazine covers.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    As Tweety says...Best. Election. EVER

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