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Donald Trump is going to troll his way to victory

In Internet parlance, a troll is a malevolent mischief-maker, a commenter who says something politically incorrect, then sits back and enjoys the resulting furor. In politics, the master troll is Donald Trump.

Michael Walsh for New York Post discusses why does Trump only gets stronger with all his provocations such as criticizing John McCain’s war record, and promising to ban all Muslims from the US and build a giant fence across the Mexican border.

Why, while the good thinking society assured their increasingly nervous followers that this time the troll had gone too far, that Trump was finished, he only increased his popularity? The public was tired of politics as usual, sick of polite society. In the Internet age, they loved the troll.

“Last week, The Donald set off another tempest in a piñata when he posted a Cinco de Mayo tweet of himself sitting at his desk about to dine on a taco bowl from the Trump Grill. What really frosted his critics was his line: “I love Hispanics!”

It was classic Trump, being simultaneously innocuous (what was he going to say — “I hate Hispanics”?); funny (is he serious?); and sure to get plenty of attention. Once again, there was the master troll, on every news show and political Web site in the country,” continues Walsh. Meanwhile, his supporters have just laughed it off, waiting for Trump to disrupt another wisdom of politics by focus-grouping every speech into blandness.

Some think he says whatever pops into his head, but it’s more likely that he often makes statements just to be mischievous, in order to discomfit and disrupt his enemies. Whatever he says doesn’t have to be particularly consistent, it just has to get the goats of the right people, to keep everyone focused on him, not on any other presidential hopeful.

Actually, people will not stop hating Trump if he stops saying outrageous things; those who are backing him already will not stop justify his every move, and those, who have not made up their minds yet apparently will not take him seriously. However, the only worry Trump should have is if he fails to follow through on his promises. If his fans find out he’s trolling them, it really will end him.

“His campaign is a gamble that the good guys — the scorned white working class, economically struggling inner-city blacks to whom Obama and the Democrats have consistently given the back of their hand, patriotic Americans in general — vastly outnumber the bad guys moving jobs overseas, racking up debt, allowing immigrants to flood in unchecked.

And if you don’t believe that, just ask Barack Obama, whose juvenile foreign-policy guru, Ben Rhodes, recently confessed that the White House shamelessly manipulated its own useful idiots of the press and others (“the Blob,” he called it) in order to foist its disgraceful Iran deal upon a trusting but duped public,” concludes Walsh.

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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