Will it Stick?
August 17, 2017
Trolling Trump is suspiciously easy. Every time he speaks we’re gifted with new material – obvious whoopers and logical absurdities abound. One need only reach out and select from the myriad of absolute bullshit this guy craps out. (Bad image? Sorry.)
(Speaking of crap, how about the Donald sharing his sadness at seeing those beautiful confederate statues removed? Beautiful? Really? Well, from the guy with a taste for solid gold toilets what should we expect?)
So, my choice for today is: Trump addressing our neo-Nazi problem by not talking about it. Instead he talks about the alt-left (which doesn’t exist, yet) and, like I said, shares sadness over statuary. He’s taking a well-earned public beating over giving the alt-Nazis a pass. On the other hand, David Duke’s publicly thanked Trump for his support. So, there’s that.
The Nazi association thing seems much deadlier then palling around with Russians. So much so that some pundits are calling game over – predicting he won’t recover from granting tacit approval to white supremacists. His unhinged, contradictory, responses to the Charlottesville riots and murder cost him a ton of political capital. His millionaire associates are jumping ship. Even some Republicans senators have expressed measured outrage – perhaps there are limits to loyalty.
Nazis? No politician ever recovers from something like that. Right?
Well, we’ll see. We thought he was done back when that sexual predator tape was released, but, as it turned out, even the evangelicals voted for him.
For the last two-hundred-eighty-two days, ever since the election, we’ve watched the Donald bounce from one scandal to the next, from Russian collusion, to conflict of interest, to nepotism, to Nazi sympathy. Yet he survives because his supporters stay with him, regardless. And chances are they’ll stick longer than the neo-Nazi stigma.
The republic suspects that special counsel Mueller’s is more likely to get something to stick to this slippery bastard than public outrage. The Donald thrives on outrage, but an indicted and convicted Donald – now, that would be something beautiful.
All in the eye of the beholder,