‘Mother Is Not Going to Like This’: The 48 Hours That Almost Brought Down Trump https://www.politico.com/magazine/s...-carnage-excerpt-access-hollywood-tape-227269 The article is about the Access Hollywood tape's outing and the fallout that ensued. The initial reaction among virtually everyone, including GOP principles........Don was toast. It was unusual for a candidate who had been divorced at all.....let alone twice.... to come this far. It was unheard of for someone to have declared multiple bankruptcies, have no prior interest or experience in governance, cheated dozens if not hundreds of contractors, used a fundamentally racist accusation aimed at Obama questioning his citizenship to gain notoriety, and been credibly accused by two dozen women of sexual abuse..........to come this far. His denials of that abuse would now surely ring hollow in light of an audio tape on which he admitted to repeatedly groping women, including grabbing their vajayjays. Nobody survives that, right? But Don did. He survives things every week that would normally doom any candidate or any politician in office. This week alone there is the scandal involving Epstein which puts a spotlight on Don's prior relationship with him as well as his choice of Alex Acosta (calls for his resignation are getting louder) to be labor secretary. There is the continuing saga of the citizenship question, the admin's lies to get it on the census form, and the efforts to circumvent the SC ruling against the admin citing the "contrived" nature of their rationale for adding it. https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/muckraker/census-doj-legal-team-shake-up-blocked-new-york There are the ridiculous lies Don told about his environmental record in an attempt to make his actual record less of a liability due to voter's increasing concern about global warming. There is the escalating feud between Baby Donald and the British ambassador over the leak of honest, humiliating assessments of Don's idiocy meant to remain private. And, there is an avalanche of horrible, gut wrenching stories about abuses suffered by detained illegal immigrants due to squalid, inhumane conditions at detention centers. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/condi...nters-will-be-focus-of-congressional-hearing/ While on a recent trip to Scotland I was questioned by people I met from around the world about why Don's supporters stick with him. I had no answers. It is beyond my comprehension. Multiple scandals, displays of incompetence, examples of corruption, evidence of criminal behavior, associations with criminals, boorish, juvenile behavior...........make absolutely no difference to Trumpers. None. They excuse it all away with a combination of false equivalences, denials, refusals to accept objective reality, and by choosing to believe the words and tweets of a proven, pathological liar. Their reaction to this post will be no different.