On Sunday Politico’s Annie Karni wrote up what President Trump learned from the Charlottesville controversy. The version is that he’s politically bulletproof…
Call this the “Fifth Avenue” hypothesis: that Trump can do anything he wants, including shooting a man on Fifth Avenue, and still come out winning.
This would certainly make Trump an exceptional president. But is it true?
Trump is abnormal in a lot of ways. The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has recorded how Trump acts more like a toddler than a mature adult. Even die-hard Trump supporters do not agree with the president’s press-bashing and hyperbolic tweets. His policies and programs are, to quote George W. Bush, “some weird s‑‑‑.” And it is certainly true that despite all of this, his control over the GOP has strengthened.