The religious roots of Trump's "magical" thinking

And no, it is not Catholic… more like a New Age type of view.

Norman Vincent Peale is closer to the prosperity Gospel types of today. Mixed with a bit of hypnotic suggestion.

I think it’s partly that and partly his personality that makes everything about him, and he just says things he wants to be true. In business, it’s led to thousands of lawsuits and numerous bankruptcies. In government it just leads to bad outcomes.

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All you have to do is read Peale, his philosophy, and his controversy, and you will know that his teachings were very different than Catholocism

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