Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Crumbling Media (Scott Adams Pt. 2)

Scott Adams (Creator of Dilbert) joins Dave to discuss the trend of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome,’ the crumbling mainstream media, the Trump/Russia controversy, his predictions for future candidates and the future of Trump, and more.


Just this week there was this idiotic thing with Trump in Japan, dumping out his food in the fish pond.

What they don’t show you is the moment before the Japanese Prime Minister did the same thing.

(10 min) I don’t think media can make money in the middle of the political spectrum

Trump’s opponents might see sense if Trump does something useful with:

  • North Korea
  • Health Care

As long as Trump stays provocative in the same way, people will get used to it.

(18 min) Scott Adams: Russia is a weird relationship – frenemies, but we have deep connections.  Why wouldn’t be talking to them?  What are we going to do: depose Trump and Pence, put in Paul Ryan.  This would be an act of war.  Are we going to nuke Russia?

If Obama knew that Trump was a Russian spy, they would be out on the street yelling about it.

Why would it be illegal to get true information?

(22 min) If you were to ask someone on the street to sort out the Russian thing it would be a jumble.

Persuasion Democrats with Charisma:

  • George Clooney
  • Mark Cuban
  • Van Jones

All Politicians are celebrities, we’re going to live in a world where facts don’t matter.

Even if you’re pro-Trump, you know that the fact-checkers aren’t wrong all the time, but you like the way that he is persuading in the right way

  • Health Care
  • Growth = 4%

If he is successful, you might go out on top and Anoint his successor and keep the brand clean.