From Salena Zito:
… The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.
That helps me (although I’m still not sure if I can take him seriously or not).
I first saw this shortly before the election, but I’ve been too swamped to post it.
For my part, while I have disliked Trump for going on 35 years, I have been quietly saying for the last year or so that he must be doing something right to have stuck around for so long.
I’m not sure what that is, but as I get older, and I recognize how life wears you down, I’ve come to appreciate that staying power is underrated.
And this reminds me of doing research with JT on explaining the likelihood that batters will be voted into the baseball hall of fame. Every model we ran kept showing us that longevity was more important than the flashy stats put up over a long career. Here’s Maureen Dowd from the morning after the election:
Trump was like Rasputin, being declared dead time after time, but living on.