About that “shocking,” anonymous op-ed in the New York Times:
What I find most amazing about all this talk about how the president is “unfit” or “unhinged” is that it is so different from the Donald Trump that campaigned for president.
Candidate Trump was a model of stability and level-headedness. In debates, interviews, and public appearances, Donald Trump always appeared fully in control of the facts with an almost virtuous hold on logic and reason.
It’s this maturity, respect, and wisdom that he perpetually displayed on the campaign trail that endeared him to the American public!
“What a statesman he is!”, we all would shout.
Needless to say, the public should be shocked in his behavior as president. Where’s the stable Donald Trump that we saw in debates? Where’s the mature Donald Trump that always showed people respect on the campaign trail? Where’s the Donald Trump that always displayed an acute understanding and appreciation of the complex issues of the day and an almost religious respect for American institutions?
I suppose the lesson is that you never know who you’re going to get until you give them the nuclear codes.
Sigh. Live and learn.