Eureka! I now understand Trump as completely as possible. How did that light bulb suddenly turn on? It turned on as a result of carefully reading Mark Crispin Miller's 33 page introduction to Propaganda, by Edward Bernays.
If you don't understand everything Trump has done in his foray into political life take the time to read, study, and inwardly digest these 33 pages.
You can read most of it for free here: https://www.amazon.com/Propaganda-Edward-Bernays/dp/0970312598