Nope. Don’t tell me The Donald had no idea or was in no way complicit with the Tweeting of the now-infamous Star Of David and Hillary graphic overlay across a mound of filthy money which made its way to Trump’s ceaseless Twitter account yesterday.
Does anyone really think this was inadvertent?
An accidental oversight on the part of the Trump campaign? Such naivete should have been discarded to the collective dustbin of humanity, circa 1956.
Donald Trump is an astute, “hip” 70 years of age, and though he most likely is not well-versed in the mechanics of computer technology and youthful nuances of social media, he understands well its sociocultural ramifications. But most impressively, he understands the limits and promises of human susceptibility and weakness. These are constants. Technology merely changes the degree to which these constants are molded and manipulated by masterminds, like Trump.
The internet’s dynamic rewards Donald Trump, those of his acuity, those in possession of such peering perceptions.
For Trump, America is his social laboratory, and the internet is a sophisticated instrument. The internet allows him to plant oblique favor among various bands of civilization, and then withdraw said suggestion long after it’s been planted; thus excised from his direct meddling, he simultaneously “appeases” other bands of civilization who, once demonized by his oblique suggestions, find the stimuli gone from Trump’s temporary arsenal (ie, a deleted Tweet) and are helpless to fixate upon a transgression that has been “scrubbed” from reality.
Donald Trump exploits said human behavior and the impression we get is of a man who swings back and forth between the polarized ends of palatable manners and egregious offense. In this vast, rocking path of PR, Trump manages to appeal to segments of society eschewed by mainstream culture by virtue of its dangerous, “fringe” philosophies.
And thus, escapes indictment.
This was no “accident.” Donald Trump is way too arrogant a mastermind to allow such obvious archetypes and symbolism to leak recklessly past his campaign’s gatekeepers. There was a motive, and a benefit. He is cementing those votes that would normally stay home on election day. And Americans, I have news for you: that is many, many people.
In some ways, Trump’s alleged buffoonery is a master ploy. I’ve always said that he is trolling us.