You must keep in mind that he doesn't process reality accurately or logically, and he can develop rationalizations (albeit simplistic, mostly projection, actually illogical) to "re-frame" any events to support his false grandiosity - as long as he has ANY support in doing so.— David Reiss, M.D. (@DMRDynamics) June 28, 2020
I've known a lot of people like this, as legal clients and as church members. I would never have thought any of them were pathological narcissists, but they certainly insisted reality conformed to their desires, especially when it didn't.
This kind of thing reminds me of a newspaper astrology column, just with a different vocabulary.