“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
“All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.”
Sun Tzu, Art of War
Sun Tzu and his writings have served as Trump's mentor and guide for decades.
Once a person has read The Art of War, Trump's approach is crystal clear.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.