Seth Abramson @SethAbramson @Newsweek columnist. Analyses @BBC. NYT bestselling author of Proof of Conspiracy (bit.ly/2kP6FkZ). Next: Citizen Journalist (Macmillan). Professor. Attorney. Apr. 05, 2019 1 min read

The father of a future Harvard fencer buys the Harvard fencing coach's house for $400,000 too much—nationwide outrage rightly ensues.

A Kremlin-tied oligarch overpaid Trump by *$54,000,000* for a house as Trump was forming a historically pro-Kremlin foreign policy and...{shrug}.

1/ Face it—many in media and nearly everyone on the right let Trump do whatever the hell he wanted in the leadup to his run, during his run, and after his run, and those of us shouting, "This isn't OK! This isn't normal! You'd be outraged if *anyone else* did this!" were ignored.

2/ How many red-state working-class moms and dads are *livid* about what a well-to-do fencer's dad did and give *zero* you-know-whats when a pampered NYC billionaire does something of *exactly* the same sort but *108 times worse* and in a way that *betrays America*? It's crazy.


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