Trump has made a lot of noise about “draining the swamp” that Washington, D.C. has become.
Well and good as the reality is that politics has become a swamp, if nothing else Trump and his list of appointees are a proof of that.
What Trump is doing is nothing more than introducing an additional invasive species, the swamp isn’t being drained, it’s becoming even more toxic.
A viral toxicity that will make it’s way out of the swamp to ultimately infect all things from the environment to foreign relations.
In the 1950’s American’s were held hostage for a brief time by a Senator named Joe McCarthy who shook the foundations of Democracy and the Constitution with witch hunts akin to the Brietbart/Alex Jones tales of Communist infestation in the government, film industry, and virtually every aspect of society accompanied by an endless array of conspiracy theories.
I personally don’t see a lot of difference between Trump and McCarthy, neither of which were or are actually concerned about facts.
McCarthy’s thing was the “Red menace” – Trump’s thing is about everyone who isn’t Ivory Snow white and a denizen of the alt right – both played and play to the lowest common denominator of fear, nationalism, and ignorance.