Anyone who has ever read the book “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene will swiftly recognize almost all of the items in Trump’s “playbook”. I suspect that might be the only book he’s ever read cover-to-cover, or…he has always had the ideal natural culmination of instinctively predatory sociopathic characteristics, that the book tries to educate it’s readers to employ.
Do any of these chapter titles sound at-all familiar, in regards to Trump?
Law 6: “Court attention at all cost”
Law 7: “Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit.”
Law 11: “Learn to keep people dependent on you.”
Law 12: “Use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim.”
Law 14: “Pose as a friend, work as a spy.”
Law 15: “Crush your enemy totally.”
Law 17: “Keep others in suspended terror: cultivate an air of unpredictability.”
Law 20: “Do not commit to anyone.”
Law 27: “Play on people’s need to believe to create a cult-like following.”
He could have helped write the thing, huh?
Even the many quotes from inside sound all-too familiar:
“Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated”
“Friendship and love blind every man to their interests.”
“Hide your intentions not by closing up (with the risk of appearing secretive, and making people suspicious) but by talking endlessly about your desires and goals-just not the real ones.”
“The mighty lion toys with the mouse that crosses his path — any other reaction would mar his fearsome reputation.”
“It is natural to want to employ your friends when you find yourself in times of need. The world is a harsh place, and your friends soften the harshness. Besides, you know them. Why depend on a stranger when you have a friend at hand? Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.”