Trump’s latest crazy-ass disjointed stream of consciousness parody mashup of Bob Dylan 1960s liner notes and Molly Bloom on acid is hard to get through. I suggest turning to Joy Reid’s twitter summary if you want to avoid too much brain damage. Key observation: “It is absolutely stunning that this person is president of the United States.” (ETA: See also Charlie Pierce.)
She sets up a transparently false dichotomy between either doing the journalistic equivalent of a courtroom cross-examination or engaging in literal stenography. I mean I can see an argument for largely staying out of the way as spatters his lunacy all over the page, but letting him repeat completely delusional nonsense over and over again — and he does: read the transcript if you dare — without any comment whatsoever has a distinctly Orwellian or perhaps Kafkaesque flavor.