Wednesday, July 12, 2017
“My son is a high quality person and I applaud his transparency.”
Notice how Trump describes his namesake; it's the way one would describe a steak, a wine, or a course in real estate sales.
Not a beloved son.
Trump sees everything through a value lens: "Does this thing have value for me? How does this thing reflect on me?"
A normal father, understanding the terrible trouble his son is in, would have said he stands by his son, supports his son, loves his son.
Trump is not normal.
We who see Trump for the wretched and malignant narcissist and fraud that he is have known all along that he is not normal. And when you put a person like that in a position of power, he sullies everything around him: His own son, our beloved country.
Now we know that all the protestations we've heard for over a year -- all of them -- have been lies. Or what Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times calls "duplicity on top of collusion."
The Trump campaign and Trump's son and son-in-law met with a Russian, a foreign agent, a Kremlin-tied lawyer from a country hostile to the United States of America, with the purpose of interfering in our presidential election. The Russians wanted to help Donald Trump get elected to the U.S. presidency.
No amount of screaming FAKE NEWS! or ENEMEDIA! will change this fact -- a fact backed up by Donald J. Trump, Jr.'s own emails: Junior colluded with the Russians. His emails are the smoking gun:
"I love it."