There hasn’t been any real decorum in the American political scene for some time, thanks to Donald Trump’s completely and utter evisceration of the status quo after his election in 2016.
And this isn’t a bad thing. In fact, this is precisely what Donald Trump was elected to do: Shake Washington DC above his head until all of their tricks and trinkets spill out onto the floor. Donald Trump willingly started a war with “the deep state”, and has been weathering the storm ever since.
So, predictably, perceived slights against the President are often unduly celebrated by those who are invested in seeing him fail. This includes James Carville, a longtime Democratic strategist who appeared on MSNBC to gloat over the news.
“[T]his is just the original story, so we’re going to have this another two or three weeks,” Carville began. “When you combine that with the just awful polling numbers the president had this morning from polls that were coming in — national polls, statewide polls, battleground polls — you see this is a man under enormous stress. He knows he’s going to lose the election. He knows he’s in terrible legal jeopardy. In my opinion, he’s trying to negotiate a way he can leave with a pardon from New York state authorities and somehow or another live the rest of his life out in some kind of peace. But he’s in a world of political trouble, and I suspect that he’s in a world of legal trouble here. And we’ve got more and more of this coming between now, and not just the election, but all the way past the election.”
“You would expect me to say this, but this is one of the best days that any presidential campaign could possibly have, and this story fits right into it while people around the country believe, and apparently correctly, they are schmucks out there working, paying taxes, you know, doing what they can to make ends meet, and then people take these write-offs,” he added. “If the story’s to be believed, he gives his daughter money that then he writes that off. I mean, it’s just more and more coming and more and more analysis. Who knows where this is going to end, but I can’t imagine it ends in a very pretty place for President Trump. I really can’t.”
We can only imagine that Monday night will bring more of the same to the mainstream media.
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