Today's New York Times has a revealing story on Donald Trump:
The story is a fascinating read. It reveals all of Trump's id for the world to see. And this time, the tapes weren't from a hot mic, but from the last profile interview he gave before running for President. The writer, Michael D'Antonio, first provided the tapes to the Clinton campaign, which took no action on them. Now the Times is using them to prepare a two-part story to be published soon.
What the tapes show is that Trump is, basically, an aging chimpanzee, consumed with his place in a pecking order which matters to no one with any real concerns on their plates. He's unhinged, unbridled, able to do anything which promotes his own alpha status.
Imagine this man with control of the world's most powerful military. Any perceived slight would activate DEFCON 1. Not only is this a person who should not be entrusted with immense power: he probably shouldn't be trusted with the minor power he now possesses. He is completely unmoored from any kind of connection to the society around him. His world consists of himself only; other people exist merely to serve some need or desire. Paranoia and sociopathy should not occupy the Oval Office.
Fortunately, it seems as if we're going to dodge the bullet. (This is not a call for complacency. Get out and VOTE.) But the fact that a large minority of our fellow citizens think this charlatan is suitable for the most powerful post in the world is frightening. It shows that the Republican plan to dumb down the citizenry has worked to some extent. These people will vote for Hitler as long as he has an (R) after his name. And the Republicans now running away from him are no better. Were he to be elected, they'd vote in lockstep with him.
Donald Trump is about to be humiliated on the world's biggest political stage. And no amount of deflection to dark forces will hide that fact.