A Banana Republican For Our Time


There’s the obsequious butler at the over-the-top-gaudy Florida estate

“You can always tell when the king is here,” Mr. Trump’s longtime butler here, Anthony Senecal, said of the master of the house and Republican presidential candidate.

And the ugly thuggery with not-so-veiled threats of violence if the process isn’t bent in his favor…the open contempt of the presscasino moguls as surrogates…the rhetoric that’s less dog whistle than train whistle

I remain mildly optimistic that, minus some (god forbid) catastrophe, The Donald’s support tops off below the level needed to win a general election, but still…