What’s Wrong with These People?
That was the heading of a recent Washington Post column by Jennifer Rubin. She was talking about people who are aware of Trump’s criminality and across-the-board unfitness to hold office, yet continue to support him. Trump is not only guilty, in some respects by his own admission, of high crimes and misdemeanors, he’s deranged. In a column in this morning’s online New York Times, Roger Cohen quotes recent remarks of Trump at the United Nations: “I didn’t do anything. I don’t know if I’m the most innocent person in the world.. . . I just said I’m the most presidential except for possibly Abe Lincoln when he wore the hat — that was tough to beat. Honest Abe, when he wore that hat, that was tough to beat. But I can’t do that, that hat wouldn’t work for me. Yeah, I have better hair than him.”
What’s wrong with these people is that they are deeply morally flawed.