Trump’s Hinges Fall Off
Indignation, as I have recently noted in another context, is the soul’s rebellion against uncomfortable questions about itself. But indignation retains a semblance of rationality (or at least rationalization) at its core. One step beyond indignation lies the even more revealing spectacle of a man responding to criticisms that touch sensitive nerves by melting down into hysterics.
Here, then, is a Trump tweet about Steve Bannon, in the wake of Michael Wolff’s book quoting Bannon criticizing Trump’s family and administration:
Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad! https://t.co/mEeUhk5ZV9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
Just a couple of days back, American Thinker ran a kook fringe piece (by a formerly sensible author) declaring that not only was Trump a great heroic genius President in spite of his character flaws, but that on the contrary his character itself is laudable, wonderful, manly, and unimpeachable.
I wonder what that author and her thousands of fellow groupies think today. I say that purely for rhetorical purposes, of course. In fact I know what she and they are really thinking today: “Yeah! Go get ’em, chess master! You’re draining the swamp, we love you!”
Is there a God? Seriously, I’m asking.