Whenever you read about an obvious scam perpetrated by Donald Trump, it’s important to remember one thing: He’s lying to his own disciples more than anyone else. 

The rest of us — the “normals,” for lack of a better term — aren’t necessarily the dupes in his various acts of desperate treachery, even though, yeah, we’re all the victims of the consequences. But the initial targets of his Batman-villain gambits are his own gullible fanboys, and they’re devouring it the way Trump himself devours trans fats. 

Read the rest of Bob Cesca’s piece at Salon.