Bill Bonner: The age of ‘Trumpismo’

From Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners:

BALTIMORE – “Trumpismo,” we said to a colleague on Friday. “That’s all you have to know.”

We are looking forward to the next four years with a mixture of curiosity, dread, and rank voyeurism.

Not that we know WHAT will happen. Not at all. But we have a hint about HOW it will come about.

Symbolic Grandstanding

It’s all about the first-person singular.

Even George W. Bush said he was embarrassed to say “I” when speaking about his policies and plans. Not Trump. He uses it regularly and extravagantly, even when it is egomaniacally meaningless.

For instance, at last year’s Republican Convention, he claimed that the nation was in crisis. Then he famously declared, “I alone can fix it.”

It is new to Americans, but Donald Trump’s leadership style is familiar to voters south of the Rio Grande. Instead of focusing on coherent

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