Two and a half more years! At least!
Here's the transcript of Trump's remarks at a New York fundraiser last week about coal and windmills. pic.twitter.com/ADckyr4IET
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 19, 2018
As Krugman recently observed:
When was the last time centrist talking heads declared, “Donald Trump just became president” (because he bombed someone, or something like that)? I think it’s been more than a year. At this point, you have to be a truly fanatical practitioner of bothsidesism not to see that Trump is every bit as terrible a human being, and every bit as much a menace to the republic, as some of us warned when all the cool kids were busy snarking about Clinton’s emails.
The real news of the past few weeks isn’t that Trump is a wannabe Mussolini who can’t even make the trains run on time. It’s the absence of any meaningful pushback from Congressional Republicans. Indeed, not only are they acquiescing in Trump’s corruption, his incitements to violence, and his abuse of power, up to and including using the power of office to punish critics, they’re increasingly vocal in cheering him on.
To be Scrupulously Fair, however, one charge against Trump and his administration would appear to be unfounded:
"I'm not saying the Trump campaign is innocent but…"
— 🍟4All (@Free_Fries_) August 19, 2018
Look, if Devin Nunes and Richard Burr say there’s NO COLLUSION, that’s pretty open-and-shut. Still, I think I’ll wait for Jason Chaffetz to weigh in to be sure.