Scott Adams, the millionaire creator of the office-humor comic strip Dilbert thinks Donald Trump might be a kindred spirit—a fellow “Master Wizard,” Adams’s term for experts in hypnosis and persuasion.
With about 10,000 readers on a good day, Adams’s blog had a fraction of the audience of his cartoon, which appears in 2,000 newspapers around the world, or his books of pop-business theory, which are best-sellers. But in the digital sphere, Adams was able to indulge his more outré interests and theories.
Through most of the primary season, Adams emphasized that he wasn’t endorsing Trump, just doing his part to help the public better read a misunderstood candidate. When Trump insulted Carly Fiorina—saying “Look at that face!”—Adams declared it a “linguistic kill shot” that would end her bid. “She does have what I call the angry wife face when she talks politics,” he wrote. “Guys, you know that face.” #scottadams #trump #donaldtrump #potus #election #dilbert #dogbert #cartoons #hypnosis #hypnotized #wizard #debate 📷: Jeff Minton for Bloomberg Businessweek