The recent downing of an Egyptair jet provides a prime example of the Donald's modus operandum. Immediately after the news of the disappearance of the aircraft, Trump not only stated, unequivocally, that it was an act of terrorism but intimated that if was the fault of the Obama administration,
Should he be proven correct that it was downed by an act of terrorism, he will crow about his prescience and judgement. Should it turn out otherwise, he will say that it was just a suggestion.
If he becomes President and a similar event occurs during his administration, and receives criticism for it, he will be the first to bewail the unfairness in criticising him for the loss of a plane, not under American jurisdiction, taking off from another foreign country and being lost over the waters of yet another foreign country.
Mr. Rump cannot lose for the winning.