The reporting is so consistent with everything we’ve seen from Trump since 2015 that the only shocking part is that we can still be shocked by anything he says or does. But it does take one’s breath away to hear the details.
Claiming to love the Bible, and posing with it, served a purpose for Trump. What he cannot comprehend is genuine patriotism or service to a higher cause, which plainly escape him.
Lying is apparently harder than it seems.
We’ve all grown a little jaded; developed callouses in the place where our sense of decency is repeatedly bludgeoned by Trump. But we should never grow accustomed to this. The President of the United States doesn’t understand patriotism. He doesn’t understand service and he has only contempt for those who genuinely love their country. What a tragic state of affairs.