Will Durant, an American philosopher in the early 20th century, said “It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.” Sure enough, some 40 years later (Durant died in 1981), Donald Trump had fooled enough people to become the president of the most powerful country in the world. Not without some help.
Donald Trump happens to America because of the entrenched disloyalty to the country. Most Republicans, legislators and supporters alike, are not loyal to the United States of America. Gibberish, you might say or think. Can you explain why legislators such as Devin Nunes has either helped Trump to cover up or to derail the investigation into his collusion with Russia? Can you explain why Paul Ryan has facilitated the cover-up effort by the White House? Can you explain why Mitch McConnell, John McCain and many others have publicly defended, supported and even tried to shield Trump from any investigation? Can you explain why Jason Chaffetz, the zealous Benghazi investigator has been so silent on Trump’s collusion with Russia, the most devastating assault to our democracy?
No matter how long and how many times you spin it, the outcome is the same: Republicans’ loyalty is not to the United States.