Carl Bernstein on Trump

Journalist Carl Bernstein thinks Trump is “boxed in” by the Mueller investigation and by the sheer incompetence of Trump taking a wrecking ball to the global economy. The man doesn’t get along with anybody — except for autocrats, mob bosses, and thugs. Trump apparently doesn’t feel boxed in at all, is confident that his voters will believe anything he says no matter the factual evidence, and retains absolute confidence that he can control the national conversation by continuing to bloviate and bluster.

The latter is what we get by electing to the presidency a man who has, all of his life, had fixers to cover up and deflect any consequences of his actions. Trump is used to passing the buck — he’s done it successfully since he was a young man at his father’s side.

Is he now really boxed in? Time will tell. I’m hoping the steady drip-drip-drip of House investigations will finally bring Trump voters to recognize how misplaced their loyalty is. Most of us don’t really, at the end of the day, admire a cheat and a liar. Trump belongs on WE TV, not in the most powerful office in the world.

4 thoughts on “Carl Bernstein on Trump

  1. When Rachel Maddow asked her first panel last night “What’s different now?” the first response was “there is now EVIDENCE as to what has happened.”
    Trump can bluster all he wants, but as the truth comes out it will be harder to blow his way through it. Not that he won’t keep trying.

  2. for Phyllis: “Not that he won’t keep trying” is the operative phrase. Blustering and bloviating and having fixers work behind the scenes has worked for him all of his life. I hope it doesn’t work for him now.

  3. Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi made a great start at reining him in yesterday. And the Time magazine cover soundly defeated his statement that “It couldn’t be anyone but Trump” this year.

  4. for Phyllis: Except for the fact that seeing live how reality-TV the Trump presidency is — and realizing that his supporters like the kind of show we saw in the Oval Office — I loved watching the Pelosi-Schumer smackdown. May it lead to more.

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