Thursday, March 17, 2016

Political science can explain the appeal of Donald Trump’s bullshit

Here lies the secret to Trump’s rise (Sean Illing) from Salon
"Trump has tapped into his supporters' hunger for order, jingoism and a world painted in black and white. ... Politico analyzed nearly five hours of Trump’s speeches and news conferences, roughly a week’s worth of words. The Donald averaged a lie every five minutes. No matter the subject – poll numbers, his record, domestic policy, foreign policy, our trade deficit with China, his personal wealth, or his approach to lawsuits – Trump lied and exaggerated with perfect dexterity, like a man with no compass or shame."

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