“Ever since Trump jumped into politics, the pattern has been the same. He enters the arena hauling nothing but negatives and character liabilities, but leaves every time armed with winnable issues handed to him by overreacting opponents.”
Sometimes I think is the only person on the left who understands the Trump phenomenon. This is probably the best condensed dissection of Trump written to date. The mainstream center-left is being played for a fool, and doesn't even realize it.
. captures Trump. He’s crazy. His skill is salesmanship, or put less charitably, bullshitting, and the resistance to Trump is also incessant and insane. “Who’s more annoying, the blowhard, or the people who can’t stop talking about the blowhard?”
The Trump Era Sucks and Needs to Be Over
“[Trump is] up to his eyes in balls, and the parts of the brain that hold others back from selling online degrees or tchotchkes door-to-door are absent. He has no shame, will say anything, and experiences morality as the rest of us deal with indigestion.”
If you've enjoyed the last four years of militant, useless, head-spinningly dumb culture war, then I guess you shouldn't care about the election If you think anything else—literally, any other fucking thing—would be better, then you should vote Trump out
Trump has warped discourse on the right and left to such a stunning degree. For that alone, his eventual departure will be a blessing. A good one from
A rare insightful take on Trump. He is the consummate salesman. This is the only way to understand what he says. By . spoke about this earlier in terms of the mechanics of persuasion. Every attack gives him attention-victory.
"The paradox ensnaring America since November, 2016 is that Trump never intended to govern, while his opponents never intended to let him try.”
The Trump Era Sucks and Needs to Be Over by This is the most perceptive piece on Trump I've ever read. r=7a42p&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email&utm_source=twitter
“The elite misread of Trump is egregious because he’s a familiar type to the rest of America. We’re a sales culture and Trump is a salesman. And not just any salesman; he might be the greatest ever, considering the quality of the product, i.e. himself.”
“Normally no news is good news, and the anchorman is encouraged to smile on a day without war, earthquakes, terror attacks, or stock market crashes. Under Trump it became taboo to have a slow news day.”
Matt is never not the sharpest analyst in the room. Read this and breathe.
Trump's shtick "is to provoke rivals to the point where they drop what they’re doing and spend their time screaming at him, which from the jump validates the primary tenet of his worldview, i.e. that everything is about him."
.⁦⁩: Ever since Trump jumped into politics, the pattern has been the same. He enters the arena hauling nothing but negatives and character liabilities, but leaves every time armed with winnable issues handed to him by overreacting opponents.