Suur kombinaator: Any publicity is good publicity. Donald Trump püüab kaotada

Tundub üha tõenäolisem, et Ameerika Ühendriikide presidendikandidaat otsib vaid feimi ega ole kunagi päriselt mõelnudki seda tööd tegema hakata, sest ei pidanud seda tõenäoliseks. Asjalood on aga ootamatult tõsisemaks keeranud. Nagu Brexiti puhul. Mõtteid paarist artiklist, mis sel teemal viimase kuu jooksul kätte sattusid.

Michel Moore: Trump Is Self-Sabotaging His Campaign Because He Never Really Wanted The Job In The First Place

Donald Trump never actually wanted to be president of the United States. I know this for a fact.

Trump was unhappy with his deal as host and star of his hit NBC show, “The Apprentice” (and “The Celebrity Apprentice”). Simply put, he wanted more money. He had floated the idea before of possibly running for president in the hopes that the attention from that would make his negotiating position stronger. But he knew, as the self-proclaimed king of the dealmakers, that saying you’re going to do something is bupkus — DOING it is what makes the bastards sit up and pay attention.

/…./But, let me throw out another theory, one that assumes that Trump isn’t as dumb or crazy as he looks. Maybe the meltdown of the past three weeks was no accident. Maybe it’s all part of his new strategy to get the hell out of a race he never intended to see through to its end anyway. Because, unless he is just “crazy,” the only explanation for the unusual ramping up, day after day, of one disgustingly reckless statement after another is that he’s doing it consciously (or subconsciously) so that he’ll have to bow out or blame “others” for forcing him out.

Many now are sensing the end game here because they know Trump seriously doesn’t want to do the actual job — and, most importantly, he cannot and WILL NOT suffer through being officially and legally declared a loser — LOSER! — on the night of November 8th.

Loe täispikka artiklit The Huffington Post

Dave Pell: He’s Trying to Lose

I don’t think he really wants to win. He just wants the attention and the fame. Not the job.

So let’s posit a theory. The man who talks about nothing but winning actually wants to lose.

It explains everything. He refused to practice for the debates. He makes gaffe after gaffe. He doubles down on the worst parts of his performances. That’s crazy if you want the White House. But it’s genius if you want the headlines. All press is good press. It’s the perfect plan if your personal dopamine hit is seeing your own name in the headlines, day after day.

You can say a lot of negative things about Trump. But one thing you have to admit is that he is the master self-promoter in the age of self-promotion.

Kanye West thinks he needs too much attention. He has figured out a way to put his name on buildings he doesn’t fully own. He is the most famous rich guy who isn’t even that rich. And in the last year, he has become the most talked-about human in the world.

And that’s just what he set out to become.

/…/He’s spent the entire general election saying things that would have completely destroyed any traditional campaign.

And there’s the rub; the one thing that’s surprised so many observers and probably Trump himself. And the thing that is by far the most depressing and troubling element of this whole sick moment in American history.

He’s trying to lose. But the voters won’t let him.

Loe täispikka artiklit: Medium