In This Issue
Week of 1/16/2017
Vol. 22 Issue 3
FEATURE: The Donald Trump Patterns
- The Dealmaker
- The New York Real Estate Tycoon
- The Narcissist
- The Smart Guy
- The Media Mave
- Social Networks and Celebrity Culture
- The New York (In Your Face)
- Truth Tweets, Process, and Policies
- The Risks
Quotes of the Week
- Presidential Approval Ratings Prior to Inauguration
- Philippine President Duterte: As Mayor of Davao City.
- Trump on China
THE DONALD TRUMP PATTERNS
On Friday, president-elect Donald Trump will become President Trump, and there appears to be a great deal of interest in what happens next. Unfortunately, one result of perhaps the most vicious and most negative presidential campaign of recent times is that emotion clouds virtually every conversation, regardless of political persuasion.
Perhaps more interesting, Mr. Trump ascends to the most powerful job on the planet with the lowest approval ratings in recent history, including by comparison with such losers as Bush 43. (See “Takeout Window.”) The latter was quite popular at the time, while we at SNS became the first to predict he would become the worst president in US history – a call which, unfortunately, was more than realized.
During this invective-laden campaign season, I have consistently found a different view of Mr. Trump than have either his supporters or detractors, a view based not on his tweets (yes, the prime source for most opinions, or so it would seem), but on his actions.
For the above reasons, it seemed this would be a great time to share the patterns we’ve seen in Mr. Trump’s behavior to date, as a possible lens for those who want to skip the emotional level and move forward to a deeper understanding of his past and our potential future.
Here are the facets of Donald Trump’s behavior patterns which may seem contrarian to many, but that appear to provide a very good fit with actions and outcomes to date.