The GOP convention really does seem like an episode of The Apprentice. )So tonight is like the finale with Trump's featured delivery.
You have this gaggle of people and then Trump with his star appearances (I guess they book-ended the show? Still waiting to hear exactly *how* he intends to make America Great Again...
I hope Iyanla isn't psychic Iyanla Vanzant [email protected] 1m1 minute ago When the system fails you..will create your own system.
#Black Market Another lie, but there are so many it all just becomes a wash Manafort: NYT ‘Misquoted’ Trump on NATOIn response, the newspaper released a transcript of the interview, which appears to show that the reporting was, in fact, accurate.Something to read whilst waiting for the final evening Trump brings together aggression and narcissism with a kind of militant ignorance which can be harmless or even amusing in the make believe world of reality TV or New York real estate but becomes positively dangerous on a national and global stage, thrashing about like a hose spewing fire.As Will Saletan memorably put it, the GOP is a failed state and Trump is its warlord.On his own Trump is simply a bracing case study in abnormal psychology.But he didn't shoot to within reach of the most powerful office in the world by happenstance.
He is the product of a political and cultural breakdown on the American right, a swaggering reductio ad absurdum of every breach and breakdown and violation of extra-statutory norms we've seen over the last two or three decades.
When Trump first announced his candidacy, I thought it was a joke. And not long after that I thought he would likely be the Republican nominee.
I had no idea and I'm not sure there was any knowing that Donald J. But to be surprised that we'd have a 'Trump' you couldn't have been watching the progression of American politics over the last decade.
Perhaps you could miss it if you were only looking at the proper and presentable surface of our politics but not if you were watching what was plainly visible underneath.
To imagine Trump was ever going to 'pivot' into a normal political actor was nothing more than a failure to grasp what he was, what gave him his power and what kind of forces were propelling him forward. Trump's convention is everything you could have predicted: a mix of bracing disorganization, provocation, aggression and lies.
It is simply impossible to pick apart the incompetence from the transgressive behavior and pettiness.