In keeping with Donald Trump, that’s.
Truly, not “hmmm.”
This fake-it-until-you-make-it technique is pure Trump. And never simply in politics: It is a defining factor of his life.
That way of living is how Trump has weathered — and even prospered! — amid three bankruptcies and as many marriages. He acts like he gained, like he knew this was occurring all alongside, like he meant it to occur. He creates a actuality that will, however usually doesn’t, comport with precise actuality, after which sells that created actuality as exhausting as he probably can.
The narrative Trump is at all times promoting — no matter whether or not he’s flacking some deal he made as a non-public citizen or speaking up the Singapore summit — is of whole victory. And never simply that, however victory that others could not obtain. Historic victories. The most important. Report-setting.
Trump’s “Artwork of the Deal” is a testomony to this concept. And this quote from that e book actually stands out:
“The ultimate key to the best way I promote is bravado. I play to folks’s fantasies. Individuals might not at all times suppose huge themselves, however they’ll nonetheless get very excited by those that do. That is why a bit hyperbole by no means hurts. Individuals need to imagine that one thing is the most important and the best and essentially the most spectacular. I name it truthful hyperbole. It is an harmless type of exaggeration, and a really efficient type of promotion.”
Trump himself even acknowledged his personal tendencies towards exaggeration and, nicely, faking it, throughout his Singapore summit press convention.
It’s doable that Trump’s boasting that he has ended the North Korean nuclear menace finally ends up being proper? Certain! In any case, there are negotiations ongoing — and Trump has made clear that denuclearization is the one choice if North Korea needs to reside peaceably and be part of the world group.
Does Trump know one thing we do not know concerning the probabilities of that denuclearization occurring? And does that superior information inform his tweets? Virtually actually not. Actually, if previous is prologue, then undoubtedly not. The boasting, the exaggeration, the faking it’s all half and parcel of what Trump views as a self-created actuality. If he talks about how the North Korean nuclear menace has disappeared, he units that as a story. And as soon as that narrative units in, even the North Koreans will battle to dispute it.