A theory on why Trump is who he is:
If he actually admitted to being wrong every now and then, or started valuing other opinions, such “acquiescence” would cast too long a shadow back over his whole life. He’d have to question his decisions and choices. It would open a can of worms. Too many demons, and he just doesn’t want to go there. He’s afraid of what he’d see.
So, forward. Always forward. Winning bigly. That’s the name of his game. No matter who he steps on in the process. No matter if the winning isn’t real.
He might be too far gone.