Hallucinators and Grifters

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on March 4, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)


Last Friday, while I was writing this “news”letter, Stephen Miller—one of Donald Trump’s court intellectuals—asked me what my problem with Donald Trump’s speech was.

I think it’s a sign of personal growth—not to mention my commitment to you, dear readers—that I didn’t leap to take the bait. Getting into debates on Twitter with MAGA world reaches the point of diminishing returns pretty quickly. This question in particular is not well-suited for Twitter, for reasons I’ll get to shortly.

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