trump, like all tyrants, believes he is accountable to no one. That is an extremely deep, serious, nearly psychotic disturbance within his psyche/soul.
He believes he could stand on Fifth Avenue, shoot someone at random, and not lose a single voter. That is, he does not believe his supporters will hold him accountable for any moral standards whatsoever.
When faced with the reality that not all people are willing to give him a free pass, the tyrant will turn immediately to scapegoating. And that is what we are now seeing multiple times each day from trump. The system is rigged, all charges are made up by his opponents, there is a powerful conspiracy against him, maybe there are many conspiracies, and on and on he goes, demonstrating with every sentence that he has no sense of accountability to anyone or to any set of moral standards. Every problem is someone else’s fault. He is, to put the matter as kindly as possible, not a decent person.
People have laughed at him for years because they thought him harmless. Now that laughter is proving to have been the fuel for a growing monster within him. And he is no longer laughable — he is truly dangerous. He is already harming America by his irresponsible words and, I fear, the harm is going to get much worse after he is defeated.
Just as America’s amusement with the spoiled little rich kid fed a large rotten beast within his breast, so is trump’s meanness freeing the meanness in a large portion of our population. He works harder everyday not to be elected — surely everyone knows that is not going to happen — but to stir up rebellion in America, including violent action against America’s political leaders.
In 1919 Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes delivered an opinion in Schenck v. US in which he established the principle of a clear and present danger. That is, freedom of speech can be limited when the intended or unavoidable result of that speech is criminal activity. Under that standard, it seems to me that trump is making himself more and more treasonous.
We already know that he is a moral cesspool. And we know he is a crooked businessman. Now it is becoming inescapable that he is – not just will be but already is — an enemy of the United States.