During the primaries, many commentators would say that what we see is not the real Donald Trump. He is not really like this, do not underestimate his intelligence, it is all a clever act to attract this particular segment of voters. Blah blah blah...
We don't hear much of that anymore. Gradually, commentators have come to realize that what we see is the real Trump. The guy really does have the impulse control of a 5-year-old. Which is not the kind of trait we want the Commander in Chief of the world's biggest arsenal of nuclear warheads to have.
Please read Ezra Klein's analysis of Trump's personality in his brand new essay "Donald Trump's problem isn't a conspiracy. It's him." And it's not just his lack of impulse control, it's also his never-ending quest for dominance, and his constant need for revenge and for inflicting pain on his antagonists. Klein's observations are spot on, his analysis rings true, and it is very very frightening.
I'm an atheist, so these words may sound a little awkward, but I have no better way to say it: God help us if Donald Trump becomes president!