“The point is clear: Invincibility is an illusion constructed by false assurances. Puncture the fantasy, expose the mortal, and the dispirited faithful will destroy the false deity.
Last week, the House Freedom Caucus made the fabricated God of Chaos bleed.
Trump was a weak president further weakened. He was already unpopular on a historic scale. He was already being proven to be a complete liar and hypocrite. He was already being exposed as a blustery failure.
But the one thing that he could hold on to was the long-maintained mirage of personal success and deal-making. He was the master of tough with the Midas touch.”
See The King of Crash and BurnI came across this essay by Charles Blow in NY Times. It resonated with me for two reasons:
- It’s right on. The Emperor has no clothes, and
- He calls the unwavering belief that Trump can solve USA’s problems, Trumpism.
I don’t know whether this is the beginning of the end of Trumpism but I do believe USA will soon tire of Trumpism and be impatient for its end by impeachment for manufacturing many high crimes and misdemeanours rather than wait for the next election. Heck, I can see the FBI swoop in and arrest Trump, accompanied by a cabal of Pence and leaders of Congress trying to put the pieces back together. Something needs to be done before Trump “pushes the button” or other such disaster. There’s even the possibility of an attempted armed coup by the dregs of Trumpism. There are millions of believers, many of them thinking wild thoughts. Lets hope Trump goes out with a whimper rather than a “BANG”.