Jane Goodall: Trump debates like a chimp in a dominance ritual

Jane Goodall: Trump debates like a chimp in a dominance ritual
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[Ed. – Where in the hell did they dig her up?]

Donald Trump’s debates the way chimpanzees try to dominate rivals, according to remarks from the world’s most famous expert on chimpanzees.

“In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals,”Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and anthropologist, told the Atlantic’s James Fallows for a piece posted Saturday.

Male chimpanzees try to impress rivals with aggressive behavior, Goodall said, such as stamping and throwing rocks. “The more vigorous and imaginative the display,” the more likely it is that the chimp will rise atop the hierarchy and remain.

During his GOP primary debates, Trump reminded Goodall of a particular chimp named Mike, she said.

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