‘Dilbert’ creator compares Trump to Jesus
The creator of the comic strip ‘Dilbert’ is comparing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to Jesus and America’s Founding Fathers.
Scott Adams said Monday that Trump is practicing the same tactics that helped the religious and political icons change history.
“This has nothing to do with any logic,” Adams said of his comparison, according to The Daily Beast.
“But history has turned on a few people — like the Founding Fathers and Jesus Christ come to mind — who used the same tricks: They describe to people a better vision of themselves,” he said of Trump.
“Trump fits into that [model] in the most direct way you could possible do,” added Adams. “He’s saying, ‘You’re an American, I’m going to make you feel great.”
Adams argued that Trump is dominating the race for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination given his “strategic mastery” of language.
He added that the Trump is “managing his brand well” in public while verbally discrediting his competition.
“[He is the] guy who brought a flamethrower to a stick fight,” Adams said of Trump, the front-runner for next year Republican presidential nod.
“The reason I believe this is because I see Trump employing a series of linguistic maneuvers that display such a high level of talent in that area that nobody sees it coming,” he said.
“Also, there’s a whole lot of lucky circumstances that position him as the luckiest player on a chessboard that looks like it was designed for Trump to win,” Adams added.
Adams admitted on Monday that he dislikes Trump’s success but remains neutral in next year’s presidential race.
He added that he is no more favorable towards the Democratic presidential field than the Republican version.
“My political position is to basically … I can not to be a joiner,” Adams said.
“The moment you join a group [or party], you start to identify your identity with the group’s identity, and then you merge, and the group’s opinion starts to become your own,” he added. “Then you lose all credibility.
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