Three years in and journalists are still responding to Trump’s provocations as if they’re hearing them for the very first time. Every tweet inspires the same reaction: “Can you believe the president is saying this? It’s crazy! And it’s news!”
I’m sorry, but on this it’s finally time to normalize the president. This is who he is and who he will always be. Nothing is gained by allowing ourselves to be continually shocked and surprised that Trump acts more like the star of a reality show about a know-nothing, mobbed-up real estate mogul becoming president than he does like an actual president. This isn’t going to change. Pretending like it’s novel only succeeds in driving the ratings on the reality show through the roof.
We need a little less outrage at the president’s words and a little more disgust.