Everyone remembers the "Bad" kids from grammar school. A smidgen of disapproval from the "good" kids, along with a total fix on what bad thing they might do next.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel knows about that phenomenon and he's not happy that Trump benefits from it: "Emanuel...thinks everyone in Washington is too focused
on the crazy around Trump to see what’s actually going on — and what’s
David Brooks's column in Tuesday's NYTimes works off the same metaphor: When the World Is Led by a Child. Brooks writes: "Trump is an infantalist. There are three tasks that most mature adults
have sort of figured out by the time they hit 25. Trump has mastered
none of them. Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his
presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif."
And Dana Milbank at the Washington Post summons a soupcon of pity for Sean Spicer when he points out the many ways Trump has humiliated his chief spokesman. Headline:
"Trump Has Sucked the Lifeblood Out of Sean Spicer."
And now that I have once again focused attention on the Infantalist, what can we do about this?
What the hell; this just in from a friend in DC: "Pay Trump Bribes Here!"