Saturday, June 4, 2016
Rambling Incoherency as Interview Rope a Dope
Trump's interview with CNN is a contrast of opposites. One the one hand is the incoherency itself, which froths from his mouth in an almost manic, free association, of odd anecdotes, irrelevant comments, and self serving puffery that, on the other hand, serves to leave the interviewer fumbling for some ground from which to keep pressing Mr. Trump on the point of the original question. And the effect of this is to leave you wondering if he's actually trying to wield stupidity as a planned weapon, or is it simply a character quirk that coincedently has some benefit in keeping anyone from actually getting him pinned to answer responsibility to his own BS.
In either case, however, it ought to be abundantly clear that this man either can't, or won't, set forth a consistent set of values and goals, with cogent argument supported by facts; which is, of course, the very essence of the "play book" that the Trump University salesmen worked with to get people to buy into their quite questionable "service" product.
And still the rubes out there buy into this crap. Do these people understand what the old saw of "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice..." was trying to make clear?