People, the media, other politicians keep talking of Donald Trump as a trainwreck. An ever cascading litany of outrageous statements, policy proposals, firebrand speeches.
But perhaps its really a train ride with The Trump firmly sitting up front as the Republican preferred candidate despite or because of the "litany of outrageous statements, policy proposals, firebrand speeches."
So where could this train ride take the US and us (the rest of the world) ?
Some background to his body of work and the current response from other politicians
There is also one excellent psychological observation of how well Donald Trump works his audience.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...ogy-humor-fearHow does Trump do it? Understanding the psychology of a demagogue's rally
His popularity continues to befuddle many. But attend one of his rallies and it begins to make sense: make them laugh, then draw them into your world where danger lurks around every corner and you’re the only one smart enough to stop it
Wednesday 9 December 2015 03.14 AEDT
The thing that is hard to appreciate about Donald Trump before you personally enter a room with him – in this case, the hangar deck of a wartime aircraft carrier – is that his first weapon is humor. Long before he fires up his loyal supporters, before he hits them with outrageous comments that send shockwaves around the world, he makes them laugh.
He looks like the man he is: a real estate developer with dodgy hair. But don’t underestimate the guy – he has the intuition and timing of a standup comedian.