The interweb can be a wonderful thing. I stumbled upon this axiom this morning while researching the post about the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Much like Occam's Razor (which essentially states that when multiple hypotheses predict an event or outcome equally well, the one with the fewest assumptions will often be the correct hypothesis) Hanlon's Razor can be useful in explaining or interpreting human behavior. In a nutshell, Hanlon's Razor states : Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. I think this, in conjunction with Occam's razor and the Dunning-Kruger Effect adequately describes both Trump's perception of his own skill set, and his loyal follower's blind acceptance of him as a valid candidate for POTUS.