Trump, Basketball Courts, and Gorillas

You’re familiar with the metaphor of people failing to notice that the emperor is wearing no clothes. There’s a psychology experiment to the same effect. Participants were asked to count how many times a player on a basketball team tossed the ball to a teammate. The participants became so fixated on this task that they didn’t notice the man wearing a gorilla suit who walked across the court in front of them. When Trump said that he would “encourage” Putin to attack our NATO allies who weren’t spending enough on defense, he showed himself to be as unfit to be President as a gorilla. People must resist being so distracted by the plethora of far less consequential concerns that they fail to notice him. He’s poised to do a lot more damage than a gorilla could.