One of the problems of growing older is that one remembers too much.
As I watch and listen to the commentariat puzzle over the Donald Trump phenomenon, it occurs to me that Trump is following the very successful model of the professional wrestler, Gorgeous George.
You can look it up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgeous_George
My original observation was that watching Trump strut about the stage, arms akimbo, he bears a great resemblance to the fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini. There's some truth to that, as well.
I think the main difference is that Mussolini took himself and his outrageous fantasies seriously. Gorgeous George did not. He knew he was putting on a show.
The big question is, does Donald Trump understand this?
Who knows? Gorgeous George turned professional wrestling into a great, money-making show in the early days of television. It was also a fantasy show for children.