Ladies and gentlemen, please allow me a moment to be perfectly real with you in regards to our President-Elect.
Donald Trump was able to get elected by hiding his tax returns, by making lofty, unrealistic promises, and by straight up distorting and contorting the truth. An already entitled man has been further lifted up by the hero worship of his supporters, by raucous cheering crowds, by fawning and flattering Twitter posts, and by frauds like Kellyanne Conway and Jeffrey Lord and Katrina Pierson who have obfuscated infinitely and defended his every stinking word. There is not one moment in which his supporters have not defended even the indefensible.
We have taken away the incentive for him to release his tax returns by rewarding this behavior with a victory. He does not see an upside to releasing them now. He has convinced himself (or is pretending) that the American people don’t care to see them. The latest polls in regards to this seem to be disjointed from our actions as a citizenry.
Every precedent that Trump has broken has merely ended up as a talking point in the news. He has experienced no real consequence for these behaviors. Why would he change them?
I hate to be the deliverer of bad news, but this man is not going to truly separate himself from his businesses. He is not going to respect nepotism laws or the Emolument Clause. He will not attempt to be transparent with the American people. He does not believe the rules apply to him, and why would he? He has managed to dodge every standard or law or boundary that would’ve derailed you or me, and that did derail Rubio and Cruz and Kasich and Clinton along the path of destruction that is Donald Trump.
All those years of the ACLU and other liberal institutions fighting conservatives over every…little…issue… where are they?! They are needed now. One can only hope all hands are on deck working frantically in their offices and will come ready on February 1st when Trump has undoubtedly breezed past the first law that doesn’t suit him.
To the apologizers and proppers up of this man: I am sorry that you elected someone who does not respect you enough to make it easy for you to defend him. It can’t be easy knowing that your selection breaks his promises to you and to your fellow citizens; that your selection does not have the integrity to do what he says he will do; that your selection is not only NOT draining the swamp, he’s the fattest alligator in it.
Unfortunately, though, you will be responsible for the embarrassment of our great nation over the next 4 years, just as you accused Obama supporters of being for the last 8 (they will hold you to the same standard to which you held them, as they should). And, that’s only if things go halfway decently. History won’t forgive you in any other scenario.