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Systematic derangement and corruption

He publicly pressures the Justice Department to investigate his political opponents. He's called for reporters to be jailed, and his administration demanded that a sportscaster who criticized him be fired. Official government statements promote his hotels. You can't protest it all; you'd never do anything else. The country has changed in the past year, and many have grown numb after unrelenting shocks.



What now passes for ordinary would have once been inconceivable. The government is under the control of an erratic racist who engages in nuclear brinkmanship on Twitter. In this administration, crassness has become a weapon, annihilating social codes that once restrained political behavior, signaling that old standards no longer apply.


A post by op-ed columnist Michelle Goldberg. Fin d the full post here at the New York Times


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