Why do overbearing, obnoxious people so often come out on top? What the story of a local celebrity in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea reveals about the rise of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. Reagan manipulated television; Trump is controlled by it. Donald Trump’s big problem is he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The real madman: Trump has become the real version of the man Putin plays on television — an unpredictable, temperamental, impetuous man who will push reality past the limits of the imagination. An open letter to world leaders: Please, for the love of God, ignore Donald Trump’s tweets. Trump’s old tweets are becoming a minefield of hypocrisy.

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