But is Trump capable of understanding that? Even foreseeing that? And would his supporters (the ones who will presumably attend the rallies he will presumably hold to raise money for his 2024 campaign but actually more of his grift (where DID that $1,000,000,000 go?)) give a shit?
NEW: The WSJ ed board sez if Trump orders a full withdrawal from Afg, he can’t blame the outcome on Biden: “A complete withdrawal all but guarantees a Taliban-ISIS assault on Kabul, and a 1975 Saigon-style defeat and humiliation is possible.” https://t.co/pXT9i59dJ7— Gordon Lubold (@glubold) November 15, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Trump is all Trump has ever shown himself capable of caring about. Now, without the aura of the Presidency around him, he is finally revealed as the naked mole rat he always was. Funny how the noise and smoke and sound system made him sound like a great and powerful wizard, even as we could all see he wasn't. With that suddenly gone, he's not even a charming bunkum peddler.
The psychology of the nation's relationship to the Presidency says a lot about why incumbents usually get re-elected, and why Trump drew 70 million votes. It wasn't because 70 million people in America are "Trump supporters." It was because Trump just happened to be the President in that race. Looking back on it, LBJ should have stuck it out. He probably would have won. But Vietnam broke him; he was an actual human being.
Trump is a homunculus; at best.
Posted by Rmj at 7:53 AM