Getting overly pedantic here. Your definition equating charisma with charm is very narrow.Tail Gunner said:I cited a definition. You cited synonyms. As such, you changed the conversation.911 said:You're getting a bit pedantic here, "charisma" meansTail Gunner said:What are you talking about? Trump has no real charisma. "Charisma" is defined as "compelling attractiveness or charm." Trump has the charm of a rock. In fact, Trump's lack of charisma is what makes him so popular. Voters do not want Slick Willy. They want someone who will try to do the right thing, even if he cannot always succeed. Women want charisma and safety. Men want liberty, promises fulfilled, and goal achievement.911 said:Don Jr. lacks his father's charisma and political skills. As well Trump was able to overcome his billionaire status by posing as a maverick outsider, but it's a bit harder for his son to take on that mantle given that he has had everything handed to him, especially among Rust Belt voters.
Trump is the opposite of charisma. He alienates people. His personal style even alienates people like me, who support him. He wins by utilizing a straight-shooter common-sense every-day-man can-do attitude -- implicitly contrasting himself against decades of lying, thieving bastards.
And President Trump inherited hundreds of millions of dollars from his father. He simply built upon a vast family fortune. Can his sons eventually build on his own legacy? Possibly. Certainly not in four years. Personally, I would rather not see another political dynasty -- unless we have no choice.
force of personality
strength of character
Trump clearly has these qualities in droves, one of the reasons he was able to slay the Rep establishment and rise up to the presidency.
You originally used the word "charisma," not me. Typical deflecting tactic.
The voters elected Trump because he was perceived as a leader and an outsider who could get things accomplished, not because he has charisma, attractiveness, or magnetism. In fact, he is the exact opposite. He is the gruff old-school hands-on bureaucracy slayer. Obviously, he has the "force of personality" to get things accomplished. But charisma? Fuhgetaboutit.
Meriam-Webster's main definition of charisma:
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charismaDefinition of charisma
1 : a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure (such as a political leader)
Dictionary.com:a special power that some people have naturally that makes them able to influence other people and attract their attention and admiration
a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people.