Superlatives Make a Poor Political Defense

The president’s populist roots make him incapable of leaving the realm of “better” or “worse” and making a real argument that adapts to new information.

The president cannot stand to be contradicted. This is made abundantly clear in Trump’s interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan.

This is, of course, not something unique to Trump: politicians of all partisan stripes…



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Katherine Emily

Founder, The Subversive Scrivener. Writer. Thinker. Intransigent ideologue. Radical individualist. Talent fully developed is the highest moral good.