Scott Adams: Trump shill and master of self-denial

Here’s the latest example of Trump idolatry from Dilbert creator Scott Adams.758695469ea1f51ccfc0ffd287a1af56
Here he is trying to convince America that, despite what we’ve seen of Donald Trump’s campaign, Trump is not a “racist, sexist clown with a dangerous temperament.”
Adams ignores all the evidence that Trump is a racist and a demagogue and tries to write off that impression as a mass hallucination by everyone who opposes Trump — and even some of his supporters.
Of course, he includes the obligatory assertions that he doesn’t really support Trump, he just wants America to be free to make a choice based on the reality he sees, he being a master of persuasion and a trained hypnotist and all. But then he says this: “Trump represents what is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring real change to a government that is bloated and self-serving.  Reasonable people can disagree on policies and priorities. But Trump is the bigger agent for change, if that’s what you think the country needs. I want voters to see that choice for what it is.”

That sure looks like an endorsement to me. But what do I know? I’m no master persuader. As more of his defense of Trump, Adams writes, “In my elephant-free view of the world, Trump is a guy who uses provocative language (as New Yorkers do) while succeeding across several different fields. And he knows risk-management. You can see that in everything he does.”

Really? Adams can see risk-management in everything Trump does? Like when he tweets out insults and advises his public to seek out nonexistent sex tapes at 3:30 in the morning? That’s a stunning example of risk management?

Adams’ conclusion is this: If one person disagrees with you about Donald Trump being a racist, sexist clown with a dangerous temperament, then you must be hallucinating it. That fails every test of logic or sense.

Bottom line for me: Donald Trump is a racist, sexist clown with a dangerous temperament, and that has been clear for everyone to see for more than a year now.
The fact that Scott Adams doesn’t want to see that doesn’t make him a Master Persuader. It only makes him a master at self-denial.

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