Sunday, August 12, 2018


Maybe this is obvious to everyone else, but I consistently marvel at the ability of absolutely horrible people to find each other and somehow sort of get along, at least temporarily. My conceptual model of the manipulative abuser is that he/she finds generally nice and capable suckers to exploit. It's basically a con, and the marks aren't necessarily bad people.

But Trump surrounds himself with all of the worst people. I suppose not every single one of them takes pleasure in torturing babies for sport, but they all strike you as people who would shiv their mothers-in-law, if not their mothers, for a few bucks. And they don't just have to deal with the horrible person who runs the show. They all have to deal with each other, too! I have no idea how this works for more than 2 hours.