Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic – David Frum – (Harper)
The clues that lead to insight into author David Frum’s thinking about the Presidency of Donald J. Trump aren’t a few stray breadcrumbs spread occasionally along the path through the book; instead Frum lays out a full blown bakeries worth of crumbs that make it clear exactly where he bitterly stands as an establishment, Never Trumper.
This is about what you’d expect from a so-called “conservative” who naturally earns praise from liberals, not because they actually respect his position, but more so because he like they, is against pretty much everything the President has done or will potentially do while in office.
Frum tries, but fails to make the case that somehow Trump is a danger to the Republic. Here’s the problem with Frum’s establishment tantrum and liberals thoughts on Trump Presidency; Donald Trump had less to do with his election victory than Frum’s much vaunted, establishment approach to governing. In a very real sense it was Frum and his ilk that created the Donald Trump victory.
So while he jumps up and down waving his arms about the potential damage to the “system” being done by Trump, it is that “system” that pushed Americans to vote for Trump. Frum and friends seem to forget that the American people, the voters, know clearly the differences between right and wrong and when they saw Hillary Clinton and her band of cronies continue to screw the American people for their own self-enrichment, they got fed up with being dealt the short end of the stick, and Trump became their solution to the problem.