Pandering to his base is Trump’s only play

It appears that we have now reached the final unrepentant 30 percent of voters who still support Donald Trump. As is the case with all cults, there is no logic or reason for this adhesiveness and no way to dissuade them from taking the poison Kool-Aid.

The problem arises when you realize that the government is controlled by voluntary and involuntary Trump supporters. The Republicans are so confused, conflicted, hopeful and pressured that they will go along with this emperor who wore no clothes.

Just as Adolf Hitler often spoke of draining the swamp and then flooded society with sewage, this king of clowns has surrounded himself with a Cabinet of fools and generals widowed without war.

Americans need to be reminded that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” And that soldiers and flags, flyovers and anthems are all martial and patriotic propaganda. What has any of this to do with football? The only card left in Trump’s deck is pandering to that 30 percent.

Raphael O’Suna

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