In case you missed them, I wrote 4 threads this week.
# 1 Ted Cruz, the Bible, the NRA, and Russia
# 2 Trump’s NDAs are probably enforcable—but they tell us a lot about him.
(I wrote “probably not” instead of “not” from an abundance of caution, since I haven’t seen that particular NDA. "Not enforceable" would have been accurate, I'm sure.)
# 3: This one is about an underused word: “reactionaries”
In the first few tweets, I didn’t spend much time on liberals v. conservatives, but I attached an excellent Ted Talk if you want more on that.
#4: And yesterday’s thread: thread: Governing by Crisis and Spectacle:
I found it interesting that Brad Pascale made fun of everyone’s outrage.
There is much discussion: Is Trump senile? Crazy?
Maybe, just maybe . . .
. . . he's a really good actor.
First he played the part of a successful businessman.
He literally played one on T.V. Think how convincing he was in that made-up role. People still think he's a self-made wealthy man.
If you compare Trump to a president like Obama . . .
. . . Trump does everything wrong.
But if his objective is to destroy institutions and lead us into a post-truth world, you have to admit he's doing a stellar job.
(Good summary, Edward.)
Fortunately, there is an antidote . . .
. . . As Trump batters institutions and tries to undermine the liberal world order, we work to strengthen those institutions👇
I practice what I preach. This morning I'm doing work for the director of voter protection in Georgia.
What are you doing?
I stand corrected.
I apologize to actors everywhere. I should have used the word con artist.
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