If You Lie Down With Dogs, You Come Up With Fleas
I don’t know enough to say with any confidence that our President is a supremacist.
But he made a cold hard political calculation that paid off for him when he made these horrible people the foundation of his political base and fired them and their hatred up at his campaign rallies.
He can’t throw them under the bus now, even if he wanted to.
This poses immense problems for him, his ability to govern, his administration, and the people who accepted roles in it.
Supremacists are not fine people, they are repugnant and hateful, and they should be shunned by our society.
Instead, for political reasons, if not for other reasons, we have our President asserting their morality.
That isn’t going to work for our President as I am confident America won’t tolerate this.
This is likely to tear apart the coalition that elected him and make it easier for his opponents to fight him at every turn.
And that is a good thing.
The only good thing to come from this horrible moment that we are going through in America.