Last evening Trump ordered security forces to fire tear gas on peaceful protestors outside the White House preparatory to his walking to a nearby church so he could be photographed holding a bible. He had a two-fold objective: first, to make himself look like a tough law-and-order president, and second, to make himself look religious. What, after all, could be more Christian than teargassing people, then walking to a church and standing there holding a bible?
Yet Republicans still play the game of Let’s Pretend That Allowing This Man To Remain in Office Isn’t a Continuing Clear and Present Danger to the United States of America.
It’s beyond fecklessness. It’s beyond shamelessness. It’s beyond weird.