The American People Elected a Brilliant Man Their 45th President

The American People Elected a Brilliant Man Their 45th President

The American People Elected a Brilliant Man Their 45th President

How did Donald Trump blindside the US and deliver what Bill O’Reilly described as “the greatest political upset the planet has ever seen”?

In order to understand Donald Trump, the pundits and his political opponents read and re-read his dazzling book, The Art of the Deal, looking for the secrets of Trump’s successes in business, his ambitions and moral flaws. This was the folly, which led them to a critical misconception about Donald Trump.

Instead of reading The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump they should have read The Art of War by Sun Tzu, a Chinese warrior-philosopher who wrote it two thousand years ago. Sun Tzu taught that the central importance in war is deception. “Even though you are competent, appear incompetent.

Though effective, appear ineffective. One with great skill appears inept.” “Wear them down by fight, foster disharmony, use their anger and pride against them,” advised Sun Tzu. We all remember the midnight tweets, “Lying Ted,” “Low Energy” and “Crooked Hillary.”

Donald Trump meticulously created the image of a dumbbell to mask his multi-faceted personality. He had succeeded to the point that the Democrats genuinely believed that he was a joke, a clown, whose campaign was poorly organized and underfunded, who would be easily defeated in November. In the state of political intoxication many predicted an election Armageddon; a landslide Democratic victory, taking over the White House and the Senate, and the destruction of the Republican Party.

A grinning Mark Cuban was even betting on the demise of the Donald Trump brand and his personal bankruptcy. Some speculated that Trump had an ulterior motive that he was skillfully concealing.

It never occurred to his opponents or to the supporters that it was all part of a calculated strategy.

Donald Trump understood long ago that the moral imperative of the president of the United States is to look out for the interests of this country; hence he framed his campaign into a movement of bringing the nation back from the ideological retreat it suffered with the election of Barack Hussein Obama.

Donald Trump had expertly used massive political rallies, media, and press conferences to deliver his promise to renege the iniquitous policies that caused the misery of the American people and offer innovative solutions to the nation’s problems. In the process, he orchestrated and dominated almost every news cycle.

During a meeting with the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump demonstrated superior to his interlocker political acumen when he prudently pushed the most explosive issue of building the wall to the margins of the agenda while Enrique Peña Nieto raised it, only to his own detriment.

Those signs of political cleverness and intellectual prowess, a prelude of what was to come, contradicted to the accepted postulate and were mostly ignored by the Democrats and, over time, discounted by the Republicans leaving mutual incomprehension intact.

As to preserve the ambiguity, Trump, after exhibiting aptitude, would retreat behind the veil of ignorance resisting the temptation of reassuring his supporters and consequently revealing the strategy prematurely. “The inscrutable win, the obvious lose,” taught Sun Tzu.

It all came to fruition during the last month of the campaign when the real Donald J. Trump had shown up. Intelligent, ruthless in his attacks, single-minded in the pursuit of his objectives, he exuded authority, evoked trust, inspired confidence and moral imperative.

While  Donald Trump was talking about the replacement of Barack Obamacare (ACA), bringing back American jobs, improving American education, keeping America safe and rebuilding American inner cities, Hillary Clinton, who presumed superior maturity, suddenly found herself woefully unprepared for a substantive discussion of the issues. Desperate to contrive a response to Trump’s substance and populism, Hillary had allied herself with the radical elements of the socialist movement acting like Leon Trotsky of the United States, attacking capital more viciously than ever and advocating “fair” wealth distribution. Having nothing to offer she continued attacking Trump’s character bringing back his alleged mistreatment of women and disparaging remarks about Muslims and Mexicans.

Whereas, Donald Trump was going forward with the issues that concerned Americans, Hillary was going backward, recycling what had already been digested by the public. Economic and political realities compounded ideological differences. Rising costs of Obamacare, dismal economic performance and Hillary’s string of scandals were hardly a blessing for her presidential aspirations.

Again, Donald Trump adroitly exploited Hillary’s vulnerabilities and the extra dose of demagoguery and lies did not save her campaign and the Democratic Party from crushing defeat.

There was something at once heroic and heartrending in Donald Trump’s immense steadfastness: heroic because only a person of great self-confidence could withstand the extraordinary pressure coming from all sides to reform his campaign and even abandon the race all together; heartrending because of an undercurrent of panic among his closest supporters doubting not just his ability to manage the campaign but challenging his sanity.

And yet the Democrats and the media will continue to question Donald Trump’s aptitude to govern this nation.

The critics may devote themselves to revisiting some of Donald Trump’s statements and point to a few tactical blunders he made during the campaign to elevate them into unfitness for the office.

Given the current state of affairs in America the prophets of Donald Trump’s demise shall not fall prey to the illusion that the voters are not conscious of the choice.

Whether by intuition or infinite wisdom the American people have elected a brilliant man to be their 45th president.

By Alexander G. Markovsky, Mr. Markovsky is author of Liberal Bolshevism: America Did Not Defeat Communism, She Adopted It, was born in the Soviet Union and now lives in Houston, Texas. Mr. Markovsky holds degrees in economics and political science from the University of Marxism-Leninism. He is a contributor to and his work also appears on New York Daily News,, and

Paul Ebeling, Editor

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