Like Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump is performing. The problem is that too many of us have failed to realize that all the presidential contenders are performing. We show more resentment towards the one who most honestly reveals his truth in his performance. What Donald Trump is saying about immigrants and his lack of empathy for Black lives and other people of color reflect the way millions of Americans feel. Most Americans however keep quiet out of fear of being labeled racist.
We must also observe that Trump is running the election in the same way he ran Celebrity Apprentice. Trump produced the rules of the Apprentice. He was the judge. His contestants were successful based upon how much drama and battle they brought into the boardroom. The similarity of the Apprentice’s boardroom and Trump’s presidential campaign is that American states are now the boardroom. Americans are the judges, hungry for drama and battle in their living rooms and on their smart phones. Trump is the contestant who will give them exactly what he does best.
No doubt, Trump knows the rules of winning the game. He is therefore most poised to manipulate the judges (voters), most of who aren’t really smart voters. Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, and others don’t know how to play outside of the traditionally polite rules of American politics. That is why they will lose. Until political analysts and voters begin to realize that Trump is imagining American states in the way he imagines Celebrity Apprentice’s boardroom, Trump will continue to surge towards winning the 2016 presidential election.