Overwhelmed

The truth is Trump is just so awful that we literally cannot keep up with the awfulness.  (Again, I direct you back to my cat piss theory of Trump).  American Prospect’s Adele Stan points out some recent awfulness that hardly got any attention because it was so drowned out by other awfulness:

On Tuesday evening, at a campaign-style rally in Youngstown, Ohio, President Donald Trump treated his audience to a bit of snuff porn involving high-school age girls and some bad hombres.

After painting all the people currently under deportation orders as drug-importing gang members, the president described their purported crimes. “So they’ll take a young, beautiful girl, 16, 15—and others—and they slice them and dice them with a knife because they want them to go through excruciating pain before any die,” Trump said. “And these are the animals that we’ve been protecting for so long.”

A more perfect encapsulation of the proclivities of the president’s poisonous psyche could not be imagined by even the likes of Quentin Tarantino. It’s all there, the racism, the dehumanization of immigrants, and a sexualized violence involving bleeding women—or, in this case, girls…

THE WORST PART of all of this is how terribly normal it has all become. None of the three must-read publications in Washington—The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and Politico—even reported the president’s slasher-movie remarks about “beautiful” 15-year-old girls from Tuesday’s speech in Youngstown, focusing rather on the fact that the speech was in the style of Trump’s campaign. Yet, even during the campaign, such a claim as Trump’s slice-and-dice quip would have been deemed shocking.

Yep.  And I can’t even blame the media to much for this.  They kept plenty busy with other Trump awfulness last week.  Alas, this is where we are as a country now.  And this is where will stay until more Republicans can overcome their un-thinking, totally reflexive partisanship (it can be done– look how much I’ve quoted The National Review of late) and admit that President Trump is a grossly unqualified threat to our democracy.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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