Let’s be clear at this point that there’s no appointment or firing that Donald Trump can execute that will normalize his presidency.
The question has emerged again and again in the media and causal conversations since he was legitimized by his electoral college victory: Do we take Donald Trump too seriously?
I’m not going to argue the Boy Scouts of America were in anyway asking for the confounding and inappropriate Monday speech by our lunatic-in-chief at their recent jamboree, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to symbolically associate Trump’s rambling exhortations with Hitler’s calculated manipulation of the Hitler Youth Movement in his rise to power in the 1930s and later in World War II.
Donald Trump’s relentless discombobulation of distorted facts and lies is both an intuitive gesture and a calculated plan to thwart democracy and could ultimately mean a diminished if not a failed United States republic.
Donald Trump’s daily barrage of relentless craziness, according to the standard narrative of many of his critics, is a deflection from the myriad of problems—the Russian collusion investigation is the most obvious example—faced by the president and his close allies, including the anointed son-in-law, Jared Kushner.