The Conservative Case for Trump Keeps Getting Weaker
Regarding The FT’s recent editorial (“Urban unrest raises the stakes of US politics”), there’s no question that “[a] more responsible leader would try to soothe the streets, as lots of municipal and state-level politicians have attempted.”
But Americans and the world learned long ago that Trump is not that leader. The conservative case for Trump — whether its deregulation, tax cuts, conservative judicial appointments or other reasons — just does not hold water (and hasn’t for some time).
Trump is poised to be remembered as, at best, one of America’s worst presidents. And no one has debased the office and strained the country’s institutions like he has. In that context, supporting him for a second term — irrespective of one’s past or present political party affiliations — looks increasingly irresponsible and even dangerous.