The American public had a choice of two candidates with outsized personalities and egos. Red team candidate Donald Trump mobilized enough politically and economically disaffected voters to win the Electoral College, which actually votes on December 19th. The Blue Team's Hillary Clinton received more overall votes but not in the right locations to win the election. Her focus on "Donald the Monster" wasn't inspiring and she represented the massively enriched political insider class carrying ethical question marks.
It's hard to get a balanced person on the ticket due to the rigorous dehumanization required of candidates on the campaign fundraising trail. Nevertheless, 2016 provided two candidates with signs of narcissism.
No empathyTrump has it in spades. Hillary's disappearance after the election and her team's inability to self-examine indicate a circle the wagon approach to protect their candidate. Bad outcomes are never the narcissist's fault.
Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
Uses battering for control
Voters actually believed Trump's calls for economic change and his "drain the swamp" promise.
They will tell you whatever they believe you need to know in order to get what they are attempting to extract from you.The Red and Blue teams ran for the right to ignore their campaign promises, reward their donors/sponsors and steer the federal budget to the benefit of their friends/insiders. Trump extracted his votes and will now appoint Red Team alligators and water moccasins to his new and improved swamp.
As a victim tries to pick up the pieces, What must be remembered is that you were deliberately targeted, lied to and manipulated by a skilled con-artist, for their own gain.
Anyone whose worked for a narcissist knows the hell they can unleash on those they view as enemies. I expect Donald to be himself as President. I'm not sure the system can control him. The only thing working in the common man's favor is Donald wants to leave a legacy, even if his road is paved with unexamined, self absorbed intentions.