I know we’re all thinking practically the same thing, but I’m just absolutely baffled with America. How did Trump get nominated? How did he win? How is he still in power? I mean, I obviously know the answer to the first two, and more or less the reasons for the last, but months and years on it is just absolutely astonishing that he’s there. At all. Still.
I realise it’s a mistake to try and frame it against the UK, but it’s also natural. If a serving PM said or did any one of the things he’s done this week alone, or almost any week, they’d have resigned in disgrace. Is it so difficult to remove a president? Apparently it is.
It’s like a gigantic car crash that 100 million people are just pretending isn’t happening, and no-one else can turn away because another bigger, faster car keeps smashing into the back of it.