I’ve always wondered why he wanted to be photographed that way. Was he counting on the MSM photographers to photoshop in that halo of light around his head that is so often seen in fawning pre-election photos?
But seriously - I know he is malignant narcissist and that he views himself as god-like. But - I think he WANTED to be photographed this way and I wonder why. He could pose at false modesty and we’d see through it easily but he didn’t want to. He actually stood this way, primly with his nose in the air - so much like a dictator. It makes me think that he has been practicing that pose since he was 4 or 5 years old and he was never socialized out of posing that way. His desire to be king never matured to the reptilian adult thirst for power often seen in DC. Among the sharks - he all but sticks his tongue out in childlike mimicry of superiority.
Unfotunately, in ways he cannot understand, he is correct.