Playing a Sucker to Catch a Sucker

President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (photo: Gage Skidmore)

Full Court Press

They hate him. They love (to hate) him. For major news outlets in the U.S., Donald Trump’s presidency is the best of times and the worst of times. They really hate him, but they can’t stop writing about him.

Trump Tweets: Liberals Listen

MotherJones doesn’t always cover the ruthless mass murder of over 300 Christians attending Easter worship services in Sri Lanka, but when they do, it’s because Donald Trump wildly misstated the death toll.

Islamist Terror Around the Globe

Without Trump’s tweet, would the Sri Lankan Easter morning bombings have gotten as much attention?

Playing a Sucker to Catch a Sucker

Law 21 of Robert Greene’s seminal work “The 48 Laws of Power” is to ‘play a sucker to catch a sucker’. That is, try to appear dumber than your mark.

The Pied Piper

So what does Trump want to talk about? Answer: Whatever outlandish, lunatic thing he tweets about that day.



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