All this became blindingly obvious Tuesday, which by any reasonable standard should have been doomsday for his White House aspirations. A news conference about his fundraising for veterans causes was the site of the scariest meltdown since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
That coincided with the release of evidence from a lawsuit against Trump University indicating it was, as one sales manager attested, "a fraudulent scheme" that preyed ruthlessly on the vulnerable and the gullible.
What did we learn about the man who may become president? Nothing that came as a complete surprise but plenty to prove he is even worse than previously realized: a pathological narcissist, a world-class whiner, an indefatigable con artist and a vicious enemy of anyone seeking the truth.
Trump's eruption against the news media was that of someone who is so hopelessly in love with himself that he thinks he can do no wrong. Anyone who doesn't automatically agree, in his view, is not just mistaken but corrupt. He said, "I find the press to be extremely dishonest. I find the political press to be unbelievably dishonest."