He was hectoring and imperious. He was domineering and defiant. And he was audacious and cavalier.

In the nearly three weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., opened an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump has struck a posture of raw aggression. His visceral defences of himself - at the most vulnerable point of his presidency - have shined a spotlight on Trump's state of mind.

Like an aging rock star, the president is now reprising many of the greatest hits from his hellion days. He has bullied and projected - at times levelling against others the very charges he faces

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Martyr

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Heckler

Autocrat

Projectionist

Conspiracist