For almost two years, it has been apparent that the new President has a simple view of America. He repeated his mantra today:
America is in awful, terrible, horrible shape.
America needs a savior who doesn’t believe in the old and conventional ways that have only made things worse.
He is the one and only savior.
From a non-clinical perspective, terms like “savior complex” or “messiah complex” are sometimes used. Clinically, according to the DSM-IV-TR, the diagnostic criteria for delusional disorders, grandiose-type symptoms include grossly exaggerated beliefs of:
exceptional relationship to a divinity or famous person
The one item on that list that doesn’t apply anymore is “grossly exaggerated belief of power.” Starting today, that would-be savior is the most powerful man in the world.