Scott Adams: Trump shill and master of self-denial
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.