Friday, August 23, 2019

There is one conceivable thing that still might get the GOP to turn on Trump

I have said this in offline land for the last year or so, but I think the thing that will finally get a critical mass of Republicans to turn against the President is if he ruins the economy. Republicans are fine with the racism, xenophobia, erratic foreign policy, general destruction of democratic norms, et cetera, but they won't put up with someone if they think they are hurting their precious moneyed class.

Odds are, the GOP will ride the Trump titanic all the way to the bottom of the Atlantic. But if the economy really tanks, they might suddenly get really concerned about Trump's mental stability and general fitness for office.