Dilbert creator Scott Adams was one of the first people to recognize Trump’s appeal. He claims he isn’t even a huge fan of Trump but that he thinks Trump is a genius for the way he has approached the election.
Adams was recently on Bill Maher’s show and said Trump will not only win but that he’ll win big.
Transcript via Real Clear Politics:
‘Dilbert’ Creator Scott Adams to Bill Maher: Donald Trump Will Win Election In A Landslide
SCOTT ADAMS: I’ve been studying persuasion for decades and when I saw Trump last summer displaying the tools of persuasion I thought, ‘Oh my God, he’s not a crazy clown. Everything he’s doing, including his complete ignoring of the facts, is persuasion perfection. I called him to be the landslide winner in the general election last year.
Essentially he’s basically bringing a flamethrower to a stick fight. There’s nobody using the same tools that he’s using. So his complete ignoring of facts are actually part of the persuasion because he doesn’t give you targets. He doesn’t give you details of his policies, usually. So he’s reducing the number of targets while making you feel good and focusing on the things he wants. So it’s not about facts, it’s about focus and attention.
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It’s fun to watch the blood draining from Maher’s face as Adams talks, isn’t it?