Too many pundits are normalizing Donald Trump. MSNBC's Zerlina Maxwell did not fall into the trap. Her short and concise statement said it all.
Zerlina Maxwell hits the nail on the head
Pundits have allowed Trump's counterfactual Joint Session of Congress speech to attempt further to normalize a man that has demeaned the body politic. Maxwell would have none of it.
"In my next life, I want to come back and have everyone judge me like we judge President Trump," Zerlina Maxwell said exasperatedly. "And essentially have the floor for achievement in the basement. And so if I show up and I literally-string-together sentences that are a little more coherent than my Twitter feed then everyone would say I sound presidential. Now, there were certain moments last night that were, I found, presidential. Certainly, with the Navy Seal, that was a very, very moving moment. But the rest of his speech was essentially was his campaign stump speech. I've heard this speech many many times on the campaign trail. And he put in some additional platitudes to address the anti-Semitic violence we've been seen. So, it is such a small bar."
We need more pundits and journalists to stop buying the Kool-Aid. They gave Donald Trump a pass during the campaign. They must not fall for platitudes as he attempts to govern with evil impunity.