Trump’s Midterm Strategy Is Right out of the ‘Wag the Dog’ Political Playbook

Deception comes so easily to him. So does fear.

President Donald Trump faces real risks from the upcoming midterm elections, and he's clearly getting desperate. Instead of boasting about his supposed "successes" in an attempt to rally his voters, he's going on the attack against Democrats — and against immigrants.

Most prominently, he's whipping up fears about a caravan of immigrants from Central America. In so doing, he's taking a strategy right out of the "wag the dog"...

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