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Trump’s character

July 6, 2017

With every insane new chapter of the Trump presidency, the floor for how low a president can sink has almost vanished. Because he’s been allowed to get away will all of it relatively unscathed, almost anything goes — even the mocking of a disabled reporter, even the repeated usage of childish nicknames. Already, the very fact that Trump (barely) won the election despite his erratic and repulsive behavior during the campaign has sent a signal to future politicians that Trump’s style is a winner’s style. That is almost certain to breed future Trumps. The takeaway will be that it’s both patriotic and successful to behave like a vicious overgrown toddler who incites violence against his fellow Americans.

Bob Cesca writing at Salon. In the referenced article Cesca looks at how in his view Trump and his people have brought the presidency into disrepute; maybe so badly that it is beyond repair. You can disagree with Cesca’s view of Trump, though Adam broadly agrees, but this comment from above, but repeated below strikes Adam as prophetic, but unfortunately so:-

his erratic and repulsive behavior during the campaign has sent a signal to future politicians that Trump’s style is a winner’s style. That is almost certain to breed future Trumps. The takeaway will be that it’s both patriotic and successful to behave like a vicious overgrown toddler who incites violence against his fellow Americans.

Incredibly depressing.

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