Behind the "Shithole" statement......I'm confident that he lives with such 'self' confidence. (of successfully talking himself out of the Shithole statement and any other false or demeaning statement he makes.)
Being unconsciously in the grip of archetypal energies inflates ones ego. It is the feeling of truly being God. Most of us with reasonably strong egos have experienced, to lesser extent but no less real, this irrational state of mind and recognize it it as a weakness and aberration.
I sense Mr Trump is under a strong spiritual energy that has over taken the ordinary ego long ago. I suspect he believes he has' found God' and believes it is himself. This is no exaggeration. This should not be expected to change for he shows no signs of resisting it. Instead he personally thrives in his invincible ''god almightiness'.
It is such an inspiring thing that those in his presence are easily pulled into this archetypal energy. So they react to him as if to a god not realizing what has captured them.
This is no different psychologically than the experience of ancient gods in pre Christian times.. This dynamic is different and stronger than any rationality. Reason will always fail and is no match to it.
Those around him, and regular citizens, who see this as a national danger will need more than a strong opposing political orientation to not be bamboozled by it. Senator Durbin seemed able to make a fairly rational ,maybe hopefully more than political, description of the infamous 'shithole' meeting.
Those of us concerned, from his campaign till now, about the dangers of trump idealism need to guard against becoming simply the other polarizing national energy around him. If not we become no more objective than Fox friends, just the other emotional based extreme. That is not enough for a clarifying , healing or consciousness raising response. It only promotes another unrealistic fantasy if it brings no more than polarity to the situation. To rest in one pole of a cultural or personal polarized situation is to give up finding a middle healing path. Any polarity position only sees what it looks for after so long. So called 'Trump Resistors', like myself, are in that danger now.
CG Jungs clarification of the very real archetypal energies can be of much help in having a suitable response to any idealism. And not simply becoming the opposite emotional polarizing response to the archetype such as has been externalized in front of us via the Trump persona. Reasoning and emotionalism are both, even together, insufficient.