Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

It All Must Matter

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

It All Must Matter

Article excerpt

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," said Donald J. Trump on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2016. This boastful statement by then-candidate Trump showed great self-awareness of his power and an accurate understanding of his base and the Republican Congress.

Now substitute the words "shoot somebody" with any number of President Trump's acts and utterances and it is still true; his base and the Republican Congress stand with him regardless of his despicable behavior.

The president is alleged to have had an affair with a stripper while married and to have paid her off before the election. He bragged about sexual assault. He insulted an entire continent. He categorized an entire culture of immigrants as rapists. …

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