Perhaps Trump is crazy like a fox. I wonder if he has read The Prince by Machiavelli or The Art of War by Sun Tzu? If so it would make sense and perhaps explain his tactics. In debate I try to control the flow and the narrative as it gives me the advantage. It is much harder to turn the tide of a debate if your opponent has you back on your heels. I think Trump knows this full well and uses it to great effect. While I employ ethical tactics bound to morality, Trump does not seem to be bound by morals... very Machiavellian. I think Trump has a deep understanding of human nature and knows what buttons to push to get a predictable response which he then turns to his advantage. On the flip side he may be batshit crazy and we all should fear for our lives. Time will tell which narrative is closer to reality, I am hoping that it is the former rather than the latter.