Donald Trump is Smarter than You Think

Aleksi Aaltonen
2 min readApr 25, 2020

I am a liberal, well-educated global citizen who would never vote for Trump even if I had a chance. Yet, I have an issue with my fellow liberals who in their righteousness are too blind to admit how Trump has taken them for a ride — big time.

Trump, for sure, loses every moral argument you raise against him in your mind — and yet you lose the war. Ask yourself, do you really think moaning about his latest undertaking to your liberal followers will make any dent in his popularity? No, but you have again wasted your energy that could have been spent elsewhere.

Mainstream media cannot simply ignore the President of the United States but, and this may come as a surprise, you actually can. Switch off, don’t comment or retweet — if I had to choose, I’d much rather spend time with a zombie movie than the White House reality show and its hordes of liberal idiots whose anger achieves nothing but better ratings for the show.

Donald Trump is a genius. He has invented a black hole that sucks intellectual energy more effectively than anything else we have ever seen. It may have not been an intentional strategy but it works incredibly well. No amount of rational argument, money, or sex could have ever unified the liberal minds of the world to waste so much energy than giving them repeatedly a reason to loathe Trump.

You may scorn Trump for inciting hatred but don’t let yourself be driven by negative emotions as well. We know that it’s Trump first, then America, and who cares about the rest of the world for the person who holds the most powerful office in the world. If you don’t want the next season of this show to be aired, stop beefing up the ratings and do something positive instead.

It is time to ignore him.

Aleksi Aaltonen

Management scholar, entrepreneur and thinker writing about academic knowledge production —