By Nicholas Stix
The other day, Trump said that as a leader, he would need to have the element of surprise on his side. He go the usual Pavlovian condemnation that his racial socialist and slutservative enemies respond with to everything he says or does.
“A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.”
—Charles de Gaulle
Of course, the Trump-haters were responding to the man, and not the words. Different speaker, different reaction.