Trump: Triumph of the Permanent Campaign

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Trump is well-known for his hyper-sensitivity to being perceived as anything less than top dog in every respect. He decries negative press and polling as biased and can’t wait to tout his latest triumph, even if he has to invent it himself (see, for example ‘inaugural attendance figures’). It’s time to stop thinking of that as a character defect and recognize it for what it is. Donald J. Trump represents the pinnacle of the ‘permanent campaign’ ethos. He’s all politician, all the time.” (02/16/17)