I didn’t get acquainted with the election process until this fall, after Donald Trump had already announced he was running for president and, contrary to popular opinion, was actually succeeding. It was more or less probable by then that Hillary and Donald would become their respective party’s nominees, and for my own reasons, since I’m not an American citizen and Hillary would be a nightmare for Russia, I reluctantly supported him.
Reluctantly because to me, like to many others, he seemed like a total whackjob.
Recently, seeing how far the guy has come (come on, he had 17 opponents and now they’ve all dropped out?), I asked myself the question:
Is Donald Trump as stupid as he looks?
I seriously Googled this. And I came up on very interesting facts.
Scott Adams pegged Trump as a “master persuader” in the very beginning of his campaign, pointing out some of his “linguistic kill shots,” as well as the fact that, though many of his ideas seem absurd and he himself seems dangerously unpredictable, after years of international business, no one has ever said about him: “That time Trump went insane/signed that crazy deal/built a wall… we lost/we suffered/whatever…”
The Dilbert creator raises many good points in this video…
and summary of which (as well as more examples of Trump’s persuasion skills) you can find in Charlie Houpert’s videos here:
So, I’m more open-minded about Trump now, and I much less reluctantly hope he will be President (otherwise, Hillary, ignore Russia, please, please, please)–but what about you? Despite the fact that Trump is, obviously, not a total whackjob, many of his plans are… questionable. To say the very least. Like his position on gun control.
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!