He “has no pollsters, media coaches, or speechwriters. He ¬≠focus-groups nothing. He buys few ads, and when he does, he likes to write them himself. He also writes his own tweets, his main vehicle for communicating with his supporters.” Win or lose, the Trump campaign is one of the most unlikely stories in American electoral history. And it’s all being run by a handful of operatives who were on no one’s political dream team. NY Mag’s Gabriel Sherman takes you inside Operation Trump.

+ I figured I’d get a break from the election newscycle and Trump headlines by coming to Japan. And this was the first headline I saw after landing.