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Anthropologist Jane Goodall: Trump’s debate style reminds me of ‘dominance rituals’ of chimps

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In an interview with the Atlantic, famed anthropologist Jane Goodall stated that watching GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in the Republican debates reminded her of how chimps act in order to express dominance.
 “In order to impress rivals, males seeking to rise in the dominance hierarchy perform spectacular displays: stamping, slapping the ground, dragging branches, throwing rocks,” she explained. “In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals..
According to Goodall, famous for her landmark book My Life with the Chimpanzees, Trump reminds her of one chimp in particular — whom she called Mike — who created unnecessary noise in order to scare off his rivals.
“The more vigorous and imaginative the display, the faster the individual is likely to rise in the hierarchy, and the longer he is likely to maintain that position,”she explained.
The anthropologist stated that she plans to watch the debates between Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and that she expected she will see a lot of Mike in Trump’s performance.

 

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