Trump’s Defenders

I’m a big fan of Anderson Cooper 360, and then I turn to MSNBC for Rachel Maddow. On Anderson Cooper Thursday night we heard former Senator Holier Than Thou Rick Santorum defending Trump’s payment of hush money to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal as nothing more than a campaign finance violation just like any other campaign might have stumbled into.

Can you imagine President Obama paying off porn stars? I didn’t think so. Really, the contortions into which the Trump defenders twist themselves look and sound painful. I hope they are. Giving up your integrity for a corrupt empty suit like Trump ought to be painful.

The number of investigations swirling around Trump, many of them criminal, staggers the mind. He’s always skirted the legalities of whatever business he was in; so did his late father Fred. But nobody much was looking. How could Donald not have understood that stepping into the glass  house that is U.S. politics meant everyone would look?

I’m still not a fan of impeachment, because then we’d get Vice President Elf on a Shelf Pence — the religious fanatic who thinks God wants him to be president. Do I want Trump to be indicted? That’s a longer reflection. Look for a future blog post.

4 thoughts on “Trump’s Defenders

  1. I watched part of this show, enough to hear Jeffrey Toobin call out Santorum on his self-righteousness, and saw him try to weasel out of it. I also like Nicole Wallace, who is on MSNBC late afternoons here.

  2. for Phyllis: The expressions on Jeffrey Toobin’s face while people like Santorum are talking are priceless. I also caught a bit of KellyAnne Conway arguing with Chris Cuomo. I can’t watch too much of her, but she is a master at deflecting any sort of logical train of thought. I wonder what she gets out of it — Trump’s approval? Ugh.

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