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Scott Adams on Donald Trump

Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, explains to Bill Maher why Trump will win the election:

I’m not sure I buy what Adams is selling — that Trump is really an evil genius and knows exactly what he is doing. But I could easily believe that Trump is a charming sociopath who lucked onto an election where people are extremely willing to vote for someone who constantly tells them what they want to hear (even if what they want to hear is a pack of lies). And unfortunately, Adams is also right that Clinton has not been very good at marketing herself.



  1. Hassan wrote:

    Just an FYI, Scott Adams said these things well before Trump got nominated, when no body was considering him to win anything or any state.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Yes, as pointed out in the video, Adams did predict the rise of Trump. But in 2012 Trump also ran for the presidency, and didn’t go anywhere. Now, unless Trump made a deal with the devil, I don’t see how Trump changed very much, so his success this time is more likely due to changes in the electorate.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  3. Ralph wrote:

    Bold prediction there for sure, but I don’t really buy it either all the way to the White House, as I said before. It’s phenomenal enough that he’s captured the Republican nomination, which may someday go down in history as a seminal marker of the broken American electoral process (and by inference, the whole damn shebang). But in so doing Trump has now been forced to submit to the same sub-microscopic media scrutiny every other politician in the national spotlight is subjected to now. And he’s already showing some signs of wilting, from the Trump U fraud, to continuing hedging about releasing his tax returns, to his tirade against the press yesterday about the vet charity imbalance, et al.

    I’m leaning more toward this thing turning out to be something more like a modern American Icarus.

    Of course, when he crashes and burns/drowns, he’ll probably figure out a way to blame someone else and make a hit tv show out of it. Sigh.

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 12:00 am | Permalink
  4. ThatGuy wrote:

    Trump the person/brand wins no matter what. Win the White House, and he’s top dog. Lose the White House, and he has years of book deals and TV appearances and relevance in a major US political party.

    Look at what he’s done with the media. He berates them, belittles them, antagonizes them, all while knowing that win or lose, journalists are going to have to lick his boots for the interviews that will get eyeballs.

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:18 am | Permalink