A collection of professional Trump soothsayers arrived at some troubling conclusions about the president-elect.
In a joint interview with Politico on Wednesday Trump biographers Gwenda Blair, Michael D’Antonio and Timothy O’Brien gave some very interesting observations about the president-elect.
‘This is all about him completely dominating the news cycles — the use of Twitter to distract from any real questions – emphasis on loyalty – vituperation toward anyone he sees who is disloyal or doesn’t toe his line – and his emphasis on conflict – the notion of setting people against each other’ Blair said regarding the president-elect’s post-election behavior.
‘Now it’s countries against each other.
It’s news organizations against each other’.
The Trump experts all agreed that his combative behavior — picking fights with intelligence agencies – Rep. John Lewis – Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin — has also been quite predictable.
‘I also think that he’s the same old Trump and emphasizing this combative quality and wanting to fight with just about everybody’ said D’Antonio.
‘I’ve been asked lately about why he seems to have affection for a guy like Putin.
And the thing that I’m afraid of most – based on what I’m seeing – is that he seems to want to be the same style of leader – where he intimidates people.
He tries to shame them.
The most shocking thing I think he did was note all of his enemies in his New Year’s message.
The idea of a president actually having even the thought of all of these enemies in his head as he’s welcoming the new year and greeting the country is almost crazy to me’.
Blair argued that these traits can be traced back to his childhood.