Did Donald Trump inadvertently predict his own political demise from how he viewed Jimmy Carter’s presidency?

Page 60 from Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump with Tony Schwartz (first published in 1987; quotation from within 2016 edition): "You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a…