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Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or underhanded tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another’s expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive. Social influence is not necessarily negative. For example, doctors can try to convince patients to change unhealthy habits. The process of manipulation involves bringing an unknowing victim under the domination of the manipulator, often using deception, and using the victim to serve their own purposes.
In Trumpian politics, the primary manipulative strategy is to vilify or in street terms “bad mouth” the media, public officials and all opponents. Unable to accept ever being wrong, Trump projects all blame on his adversaries and steals all credit for anything considered positive, like an increase in employment. When he feels the pressure of things not going HIS way, then…
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