Trump delusions catching on with fan base
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
It's the fairytale: "The Emperor's New Clothes" conspiracy, deluding Trump's passionate, misguided base. He traps them in his own vortex, which is an illusion.
While Biden is prioritising his Covid-19 plan, Trump has shifted his rhetoric, insisting he, too, has been focussed on it, as 125 thousand American cases continue daily, now taking credit for the vaccine: "On my watch", for a virus he attests will: "Just go away"!
This is his first acknowledgment of the escalating threat. Covid deaths statistics are a game changer, which cannot be ignored But his continual emphasis on the "stolen" election, individually being overturned by the courts, immerses him in a slow-cooker.
Trump's enablers, leading Republicans "in denial", dance to Trump's denigration of the established electoral process, facilitating his "rigged" claims to publicly fester.
It is unconscionable, with potential for civil war. History is written by the victors.