Here is Robert Curry on the “Trump Effect”:
I have a friend who tells me that attempts to understand Donald Trump in the ordinary ways we understand politicians, even truly remarkable politicians, are doomed to failure. My friend is pointing to the astonishing revelations Trump has precipitated.
One such effect is that people in public life are ripping off their masks—and what is being revealed is shocking. Bill Kristol has told us he is all for the deep state. George Will came out in support of the co-head of the Clinton crime family. James Comey stood before the whole world to explain why Hillary should be indicted—and then said she would not be indicted.And just look at what the Democrats are doing. They now openly advocate that America open its borders to all comers. They have abandoned “safe, legal, and rare” and are now in a hurry to legalize infanticide. The Democrats are done with hiding their real intentions from voters. That’s amazing, when you think about it. Until now, hiding their real intentions has been the secret of their electoral success.
The important point is that we now know who these people have been all along. They are simply making known what they have kept hidden. What my friend is pointing to is this: Trump, somehow, has caused them to unmask themselves. They can’t seem to help themselves . . . because Trump.
This really is astonishing. Call it “the Trump effect.” And the Trump effect does not stop with people unmasking themselves.With the advent of Donald Trump, prominent Republicans—men like John McCain and Paul Ryan—seemed to undergo a rapid process of spontaneous miniaturization which revealed that they were always too small for their shoes. At the same time, the press and Hollywood underwent a kind of spontaneous combustion. Reporters threw off any pretense of reporting the news; celebrities went berserk about everything Trump says and does. They were unable to restrain themselves.
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