Ask A Genius 440 – Waiting for the Shoes (and the Beat) to Drop (2)
November 11, 2018
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Rick Rosner: We are waiting on Mueller. Trump’s behavior keeps getting more destructive. He is noting that he is ready to start a trade war with China. It has become increasingly clear that he is just terrible at everything.
He doesn’t give a shit about the country. He has said that he doesn’t care about blowing up the national debt. He is presiding over a tax cut. He doesn’t care. He notes that if this debt becomes even more serious; it doesn’t matter because he won’t be in office.
You have to be increasingly dumb or racist to continue to support him. He continues to surprise at the level of incompetence and cravenness that he shows. But the consequences of his awfulness continue to fail to catch up to him.
It seems as if the consequences that will manifest themselves starting in 2019 will be so much greater than the consequences that Trump has suffered so far. We are in a limbo.
Reasonable people expect things to get more horrible for him. But in the coming months, things will continue along the trend of craziness that we’re increasingly used to, but it is unprecedented. We may be expecting much worse to the point that some point in 2019; they may have – the White House staff – to prevent Trump from using the nuclear football.
But even that, it may be too crazy even for him. It is a weird limbo. We have much more awfulness. But it is even dangerous to the country.
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American Television Writer
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
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