Yet somehow the disquieting voices in his head—the voices that call him a failure, a loser, a disappointment to Dad—can never be quieted. No matter how vigorously he praises himself, the final validation never comes. You know who never had that problem? President Obama. While Trump is unfairly diminished, depreciated, criticized laughed at, Obama collected accolade after accolade he did not deserve. You did not notice that? Then you, too, are being unfair. Trump noticed it, and while of course it does not bother him—it’s just interesting—he must underscore it again and again, almost two full years after Obama left office.