For those of you who may have been wondering why I haven’t posted anything about the election of Donald Trump, sorry. Between work, getting the next chapter together, fundraising for AIDS Walk, and trying to gather my thoughts about The Orange One, I’ve been busy.
I hope to get something up within the next seventy-two hours. In the meantime, you’ll have to satisfy yourself with this, which I originally posted earlier this year.
Originally Posted on July 21, 2016
Ezra Klein of Vox has just published the single best summing up of Donald Trump I’ve seen to date. If you read nothing else about the man, read this.
Donald Trump is not a man who should be president. This is not an ideological judgment. This is not something I would say about Mitt Romney or Marco Rubio. This is not a disagreement over Donald Trump’s tax plan or his climate policies. This is about Trump’s character, his temperament, his impulsiveness, his basic decency.
Back in February, I wrote that Trump is the most dangerous major candidate for president in memory. He pairs terrible ideas with an alarming temperament; he’s a racist, a sexist, and a demagogue, but he’s also a narcissist, a bully, and a dilettante. He lies so constantly and so fluently that it’s hard to know if he even realizes he’s lying. He delights in schoolyard taunts and luxuriates in backlash.
He has had plenty of time to prove me, and everyone else, wrong. But he hasn’t. He has not become more responsible or more sober, more decent or more generous, more considered or more informed, more careful or more kind … He is a person who should not be president. That he is being brought this close to the presidency — that he is one major mistake by Hillary Clinton away from winning it — should scare us all.
You can read the entire indictment here. It is well worth your time. Then share it with everyone you know.