Donald Trump is a Master of Manipulation.
I believe the following accurately describes one of the techniques he used to sway the public on his path to the presidency (ie, Sound like you’re right and people will start to believe you are right).
He continues to use it with great effect to this very day.
…is the ability to present two contradictory opinions at the same time about the same question, remaining untroubled by the contradiction while one opinion or the other is expressed as convenience requires it. It enables a person to constantly deceive themselves and others while at the same time remaining absolutely convinced that everything they say — even when it is contradictory — is the exact truth.”
‘Doublethink’ is an enormously flexible system of rearranging reality to avoid contradictions as it benefits a particular point of view… its main weakness being the tendency it has to detach its practitioners from ‘concrete reality’.
“The greater the understanding of the techique,
the greater the success of the delusion it creates.”
*Definition courtesy of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ (bolding is mine)