I've been trying to understand what makes this guy tick. While some people underestimate him or dismiss him as a celebrity, he's an effective speaker, good at feeding off the energy of his audiences. He stirs up the crowd by peppering his speeches with coarse phrases and put-downs. Even as he cultivates chaos by playing to peoples' fears and resentments, he offers himself as the visionary leader who can restore law and order. He paints the present day as a time of decline and decay and promises to make the country great again, but is vague about his actual plans.