A few days ago David Remnick talked about how at the beginning of Trump’s presidency a lot of media types talked about how important it was not to normalize Trump. I myself said that several times back in the day, but the fact is Trump is president of the United States. That’s about as “normal” as things can get.
Yes he’s a sociopathic narcissist, and probably in the early stages of dementia, but he’s president of the United States. He also has the complete support of one of our two major parties. That’s what’s normal now.
“There are no conditions to which a man may not become accustomed, particularly if he sees that they are accepted by those about him.” some Russian novelist said, or maybe that was the commandant of Treblinka.