OPINION: That Should Have Been It
Donald Trump admitted yesterday that his son did in fact meet with the Russians to get information on Hillary Clinton.
And in a normal world, it probably would have been the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.
But we live in a Trump-adjusted world in which there are alternative facts and collusion is not a crime.
This isn’t exactly the first time that he’s admitted this, though.
When the “adoption” excuse didn’t play out as planned, the president resorted to simply claiming that he hadn’t known about the meeting.
This most recent tweet, however, is a little bit different.
Sure, he still claims to not have known about the meeting in advance, but he does admit that the meeting was held with the explicit purpose of communicating sensitive information about Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign.
Collusion with a foreign power in order to interfere with the outcome of a domestic election — we don’t think it could be much clearer at this point.
But the president says it was “totally legal and done all the time in politics.”
And, unsurprisingly, he was backed up by his media cronies on Fox & Friends, which really only goes to show how far-reaching Trump’s reality-bending logic has penetrated into our society.
The willingness of even a faction of our media to so blatantly ignore truth and reality in favor of pushing a terribly misguided presidential agenda is alarming to say the least, especially when experts have said that the Russians are already initiating plans to interfere in this November’s midterms.
In a normal world, not only would an admission of this nature have triggered serious alarm within the government, but it probably would have resulted in the introduction of articles of impeachment.
No president has ever admitted to colluding with a foreign power to take down a domestic opponent and then turned around and claimed that collusion isn’t a crime to the support of the American media.
What should have put an end to the madness we’ve all been experiencing for the past two years has instead plunged us even further into disarray and even closer to a constitutional crisis.