Matthew Massie
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MASSIE: The conservative victim complex

Donald Trump’s fusion of performative machismo and ceaseless self-pity is a textbook example of the conservative victim complex. For months, he has decried how unfairly the media treats him. He whines that they’re tipping the scales in Hillary Clinton’s favor, implying that if the media had just treated him fairly, he’d have it in the proverbial bag by now.