‘A simple pattern’: how Trump claims victory when facts suggest otherwise | US news | The Guardian


Another drama, another cliffhanger, another disaster averted at the last minute. Donald Trump had saved the world. Again.

The strange saga of the US-Mexico trade war that never was serves up the latest example of Trump’s reality-television presidency. Time and again he has manufactured crises, set deadlines, made threats, pulled back from the brink and claimed victory while keeping the details notoriously vague.

The cycle of razzle-dazzle enables Trump to galvanise his support base, selling himself as a man of action, and keeps the media mesmerised while his government pushes reforms or slashes regulations on the quiet. When the smoke clears, however, not much of substance has really changed.

 

Source: ‘A simple pattern’: how Trump claims victory when facts suggest otherwise | US news | The Guardian

One thought on “‘A simple pattern’: how Trump claims victory when facts suggest otherwise | US news | The Guardian

  1. Trump is not a major genius, certainly not at politics and business, but may be at ilusion and showmanship.

    To creare a crisis then backdown quoting facts for doing so, but facts relating to events known about before he created the crisis, that is his mastery of ilusion, using his showman skills honed from his appearances as host of The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice from 2004 to 2015.

    Most people see him for what he is in reality ‘a fake’, except his base laps it up, for they have no other to believe in. If they conclude that Trump is a fake, then they know that they have nothing left to believe in. For before Trump they had no belief in anyone, but with ‘smoke and mirrors’ Trump fooled them to believe in him.

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