You don’t have to read “The Art Of The DeaL” to understand sales. Just read this:
I want to sell you a car. I tell you, “This is a nice car”. My SAYING “This is a nice car” doesn’t make it a nice car, but the SUGGESTION that this is a nice car hangs in the air like a bad odor until someone counters it by saying “NO, this POS is NOT a nice car”. What does the con do then? He/She doesn’t engage in debate. They just move on to the next selling point. “This car is a bargain.” “This car gets good mileage”. They will hop all over and around and never stick to one argument long enough to be contradicted. They prevail by SUGGESTION and simply change the subject when someone contradicts them. Sound familiar?
Any lie has its own truth for a moment. “I saw thousands of Muslims dancing for joy on 9-11” hangs in the air until someone pulls it down. “Three million people voted illegally”. “They bused people in from Vermont to vote in New Hampshire”. “I had the largest inaugural crowd in history” and on and on and on. When anyone tries to confront him, he walks away. That’s what cons do.
Donald isn’t the only con in the White House these days, of course. Kellianne and that idiot Steven Miller, the clown who botched the Muslim ban order, are front and center. Bill Clinton had a Rolodex of 2500 names he could call on; Don has Jared. The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight would have enough problems if they were straight shooters. Being cons-in -training is challenging.