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Donald Trump uses hypnosis as his "secret weapon" to win people over and to get voters to believe his words, an expert has claimed.
Lisa Morgan has spotted a number of popular techniques in the addresses he's made since moving into the White House and claims his handshakes with politicians, including Theresa May, "knocks them off guard".
Speaking to The Mirror, Lisa explains how the 45th President uses emotion, vagueness and "sing-song delivery" to shift people further into a dreamy state.
She explains: "Hypnosis is Trump’s secret weapon. He has used it from the start.
"He uses hypnotic handshakes other under-the-radar hypnosis tricks he uses to win people over.
"Remember those weird handshakes that he gave politicians like Theresa May and even the Queen? The put people into a short trance. It's jerky push and pull knocks them off guard.
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"Their minds go blank and at that point Trump mutters a hypnotic suggestion.
"He tried it on when shaking the hand of US governor of South Dakota, home to Mount Rushmore: “Do you know it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore” he told her.
"That suggestion failed but many have succeeded only too well.
"Trump’s rallies are similar to a hypnotist’s show. The crowd wait through hours of rhythmic music and sometimes hypnotic films in which Trump, in silhouette, is shown with military, warlike images, backed by jarring soundtracks full of crashes, bangs and whistles.
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"He is depicted as their leader supreme. Many of the crowd are already in a trance before he appears.
"When Trump speaks, hypnotic suggestions are hidden in waffle.
"His sing-song delivery shifts people further into a dreamy state. He marks his key commands through subtle emphasis and repetition, saying what he wants people to absorb, over and over again.
"‘Artful vagueness’ is a style of hypnosis in which Trump excels.
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"As well as repeating words, Trump’s language is often vague. Listeners have to make up their own minds what he means, so that his thoughts become theirs.
"The result is that he can’t be blamed if they do something illegal. He can claim that his speech was ‘appropriate’ – like he did when the crowd attacked the Capitol – or that his phone call – to the President of Ukraine trying to bribe him to dig dirt on Biden’s son – was ‘perfect’.
"For Trump his priority is managing how people feel about him. He uses emotional words like ‘love’, ‘good’, ’beautiful’ about himself and his fans while using ‘nasty’, ‘weak’ and ‘fake’ about his enemies. He tells rambling stories, with emotional suggestions woven through them.
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"This helps him build strong feelings of loyalty in his supporters.
"For Trump to manage listeners’ feelings successfully, inconvenient facts are ignored or distorted. In other words, he tells them lies.
"Another hypnosis trick he plays is ‘misdirection’. Remember Greenland? When the press could have written about the suicide of his paedophile friend, Jeffery Epstein or several mass shootings, Trump announced he wanted to buy the largest island in the world.
"Trump has made no secret of his goal to have what Putin and Xi, President of China have – the job for life.
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"His hypnotic suggestions primed his followers to fight for him to be president for life, aka their king."
Lisa focuses on Trump's use of hypnosis in her book, Comply with Me: Trump’s Hypnosis Toolkit Exposed.
Last year, she predicted that he would "up the ante and take more outlandish steps to hold onto power”.
She writes: "By January 6th, after hearing thousands of repeated claims that the election had been stolen, the rally crowd were convinced and ready to help Trump to stay on as president. In his 'Stop the Steal' rally speech he repeatedly told the crowd how much he loved them and at the same time he fired them up.
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"He was often vague. Being ‘peaceful’, only mentioned once, was not stressed, but "fighting"was.
"Trump told them: "And we fight. We fight like Hell and if you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore".
"In total, Trump repeated the word ‘fight’ 17 times, along with repetition of ‘fought’, reinforced by a stage-managed chant of “Fight for Trump” yelled a dozen times.
"By now the crowd knew what they were to do. They had been programmed.
"Of course, there were loyalists who had come prepared for battle, but this speech reinforced the combative message and carried many other Trump fans along towards the Capitol with them.
"Hypnosis in the right hands can be a force for good. It can help people relax, gain confidence get rid of habits, relieve pain and live more fulfilling lives.
"When Trump uses hypnosis, he pays no attention to the consequences – the impact on those he deceives.
"Thousands of people’s peaceful lives are now threatened because they believed him, perhaps because they didn’t wear a mask or, for many, marched in a trance to attack their own government building."
For more information about Lisa's work and to get a copy of her book visit lisa-morgan.co.uk futureseeing.com or see her YouTube page.