Remember, You Asked For This

Supporters of former President Donald Trump protest near Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 31, 2023. (Photo by Giorgio Viera / AFP/Getty Images)

Whenever America endures some new episode of Trump-related degradation, I return to Kevin Williamson’s post at National Review the day Trump clinched the Republican nomination in 2016: “Remember, You Asked for This.”

Given how many occasions I’ve had to revisit it, you would think I’d have it memorized.

“Americans and Republicans, remember: You asked for this,” Kevin wrote. “Given the choice between a dozen solid conservatives and one Clinton-supporting con artist and game-show host, you chose the con artist. You chose him freely. Nobody made you do it.”

Part of me wants to end this newsletter right there, as that should suffice as a reaction to yesterday’s news.

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