Trolling the libs with serial outrages — just for, one might say, schiffs and giggles — is a source of endless delight for Mr. Trump. It is also central to his survival strategy: The president burnishes the swaggering, politically incorrect persona that thrills his base, even as he siphons attention away from the substance of the real outrages that his administration is perpetrating on a near-daily basis. Who has time to focus on the finer points of trade policy or prescription drug costs or the continuing assault on democratic institutions when the leader of the free world is tweeting bathroom humor?
President Trump is trying to wear down America with childish name-calling. Let’s not fall for it. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.