The Trump Reagan Parallel that everyone is missing

You better sign those, they’re the ones paying your salary.

Jimmy Stewart to Raquel Welch

One of the things that has driven foes of Donald Trump, particularly conservative ones, crazy has been his willingness to compare himself to Ronald Reagan.

Despite this anger a comparison between the two is quite apt and the reason is quite simple. Both men have their backgrounds in the service industry.

While some might not understand it the movie industry is in fact a service industry.  A person in the entertainment industry primary function is to be able to please the general public, and while in today’s entertainment industry that is often ignored in Ronald Reagan day both the studios and the actors went to great pains to satisfy their customer base.

It is for this reason that Ronald Reagan was called “The great communicator”.

Donald Trump, while a builder, is also the owner of hotels, clubs and was the star of a TV series.

In all of these situations Mr. Trump understands that his success relies on pleasing the public, the public that stays at his hotels, the public the plays at his golf courses and the viewing audience that watched his show.

This perspective on “keeping the customer satisfied” while celebrated by Simon and Garfunkel has not been celebrated by the major parties, who treat their customer base like suckers, or by the MSM which treats their customers like a bunch of idiots to be tolerated in the best tradition of Basil Fawlty.

Donald Trump is giving the people what they want, or put more simply he is communicating with the voters on the subjects and the concerns that they actually have.

In other words he’s proving himself a “great communicator”

Come to think of it as I recall the MSM spent a lot of time talking about Ronald Reagan as a gaffe machine who would put all of our relationships in danger.

How about that!


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