"When I look at myself in the first grade and I look at myself now, I'm basically the same. The temperament is not that different." — Donald Trump
"But now finally — at long last — major Republicans are raising their heads and highlighting Trump’s actual vulnerability: his inability to think for an extended time about anybody but himself." — David Brooks, New York Times, March 4, 2016
And about Trump's "inability to think for an extended time about anybody but himself...."
Asked to name a book that influenced him, [Trump] replies: “I would love to read. I’ve had many best sellers, as you know, and ‘The Art of the Deal’ was one of the biggest-selling books of all time — that’s really what started this whole thing.” Soon he’s on to “The Apprentice” — “the No. 1 show on television” — but not a book at all. — New York Times, Sept. 10, 2015