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.