Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams was the first to predict that Trump would win the 2016 US Presidential Election–not so much because he liked the guy or his policies, but because he recognized the tools of persuasion that he was using.
After a rather humourous opening, Scott takes a look at how recent global events have been affected by Trump’s powers of persuasion.
I woke up to news that Trump ordered a missile strike on Syria, last night. I am amazed at how some of the Trumpsters are jumping off the Trump Train. While the #QAnon stuff is interesting, I think Scott Adams explains it best.
Today I teach you how to unhypnotize a Clinton supporter.
Keep in mind that the strongest form of persuasion is fear. Clinton’s team of persuaders has convinced her followers that Trump is dangerous. If you remove that part of her spell, Trump wins. Here’s how.
Trump’s Tough Talk Inspires violence: Ask Clinton supporters if they have seen the Project Veritas video of Clinton operatives talking about paying people to incite violence at Trump rallies. The people on the video have been fired, and we haven’t seen violence at Trump rallies since.
Temperament: Ask Clinton supporters if they have seen the video of Clinton ranting “Why aren’t I already fifty points ahead?” She looks either inebriated or deranged. Mention that the people who know Trump personally have reported that he is both smart and sane in person. Even his enemies who know him personally don’t claim he has a temperament problem. If he did, is there any chance we wouldn’t have heard about it by now?
Trump might insult foreign leaders into a war: Trump and Putin seem to get along fine. Netanyahu said he could work with Trump. Mexico isn’t likely to start a war over trade, or the wall. Trump says North Korea is China’s problem, which is literally the safest thing you could say. And China’s leaders are adults who know Trump says offensive things now and then. China will pursue its own interests, and none of those interests involve going to war over some words. Likewise, other leaders are adults too. They won’t change their foreign policy over some insults.
On August 5th, 2015, Scott Adams predicted Donald Trump would become the next President of the United States. Scott Adams joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the objectives of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton going into the first presidential debate, the optics of Clinton’s collapse on 9/11, why Scott changed his endorsement from Clinton to Trump, the danger of supporting Donald Trump, spotting cognitive dissonance, stopping ISIS with persuasion and how the presidential election will play out through November.