“He’s teaching us something invaluable, something we probably wouldn’t have grasped without him. He’s teaching us just how deeply disturbed our American world actually is, or he wouldn’t be where he is.”
Englehardt’s blessedly brief article has it right. Donald Trump is a mirror who reflects the people of the US. He has managed to"work the system" and become the chief executive of the government which rules over a selfish, (self-absorbed, self-affirming, and self promoting) people whose chief commodities are self-love and self-indulgence. He has a rubber stamp Congress and a klown posse crew of oligarchs who make up his cabinet and top advisors. Nothing he thinks or says, or writes embarrasses him because (like the pope!) he is infallible.
He will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier later on today and (like Slick Willy Clinton and G W Bush) mouth words of gratitude for “the sacrifice these brave soldiers made” and go right on keeping the wars going.