My friend has not abandoned his illusions about his own abilities and greatness.
He is brilliant though, and a highly successful business guru; but there is no reason for exaggeration.
He has been living under the illusion that people would get tired of the issue and close the chapter on it. He would then emerge victorious and stand out as a giant. From every indication, that is not going to happen. Look at the way things are evolving.
It is really too bad for him as he has been living under the illision that he would go down in the annals as the greatest president his nation has ever had.
As I see it, history may instead rank him among the worst presidents to have ever ruled his country.