The 10 Things Donald Trump can Teach us about Joseph Smith

Trump’s rise from outside pariah to the presidency of the United States gives us insight into the phenomenon of charismatic leaders such as Joseph Smith. A comparison of the two men can shed light on the nature of revolutionary leaders and what characteristics it takes (or doesn’t take) to stage an inside revolution. Looking at Trump, we can re-examine some of the assumptions about the motivation, skills, and character of Joseph Smith.

John Larsen