Trump’s economics are nonsense. But it’s a damn good speechJune 29, 2016 Tim WorstallPolitics7 CommentsHere. He’s a salesman punching the right emotional buttons. previousQuestion for libel lawyersnextWeird Brexit prediction 7 thoughts on “Trump’s economics are nonsense. But it’s a damn good speech” The Inimitable Steve June 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm He’s one of the most gifted persuaders I’ve ever seen. Pretty amazing that his competition was/is so poor though: a collection of animatronic party hacks, Jesus-bothering autists and a mad-eyed bungling she-crook whose main achievement is avoiding prison. Are these really the best politicians the free world can offer? Brexit seems to have really inspired a lot of our American cousins. I was surprised how positively they reacted to the referendum result. Andrew M June 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm Steve, What do you make of Scott Adams’ point that Trump’s powers of persuasion are useless if he can’t convince voters that he’s not just a crazy racist? The Inimitable Steve June 29, 2016 at 4:55 pm Andrew – I think that’s an obvious point, but a) I’m not convinced most Americans think he’s a crazy racist b) The way to negate that charge isn’t to give a speech about racism He definitely needs to broaden his appeal beyond the folks who backed him in the Republican primaries. What would work, IMO, is social proof. Don’t *tell* us you’re not a racist. Get some of your black and brown friends and business partners to *show* Trump’s not a racist. Gamecock June 29, 2016 at 6:32 pm The racist charges are ignorant. But Trump is ignorant on foreign trade. I’d much rather have someone who is ignorant of trade as president than someone who monetized being SoS, fouled up everything she touched, and lies as if for sport. I think she is guilty of capital crimes. Hallowed Be June 30, 2016 at 10:45 am Nonsense? What a lovely, cutesy understatement that is. “Manufacturing? That’s good right? We’ll get back to where we were in the 60s with protectionism. George Washington said it was the way to go.” Jaisus. A lot of arguments for this guy, say ‘its just his rhetoric, he’ll do a few symbolic things, but he’s not seriously going to make murca mecantalist and even if he tries: relax…checks and balances.’ Not the most reassuring arguments for me. Gamecock June 30, 2016 at 10:59 am HB, the alternative is a Bond Villain. Surreptitious Evil June 30, 2016 at 9:48 pm Rose Kleb? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.