Trump is the classic flim-flam man of 1800s lore. The carnival barker or huckster....the hyper-extroverted classic crazy backwoods huckster that can talk a fella into anything and that the 20th century looked upon as crazy. The flim flam man really has no grasp on details, no understanding for the complexity of this or that, he's just working off his intuitive understanding for people but in some way he manages to hit a chord. The classic confidence man like FDR that figures he'll learn everything on the fly, and usually does, that knows if you say the same thing enough times people will start to believe it, the person who understand that it's not what you say it's how you say it and that the less you say the more it seems you know. The flim-flam man a hypertextually NA figure that comes into a new environment and turns everything upside down was always a memorable figure. their understanding of people can make them good leaders, even if they aren't particularly effective at getting the trains to run on time, they know how to shift blame reasonably well and keep people focused on the future. We might remember how pathetic Hoover looked next to sunny, bright optimistic FDR. And then once its over the flim-flam man closes up shop, the props come down and it's onto the next score, the next heist, the next game to outgame, that's all the huckster lives for in the end.