You can see why. Trump’s political mansion — to which he adds new wings every week — is built on a foundation of total bullshit. So is his brash, tell-it-like-it-isn’t political persona. All bullshit. And bullshit, as any competent engineer will tell you, tends to give way under the slightest stress.
But it is also cheap. Donald Trump has a limitless supply. He is full of it personally, and has long controlled the nation’s Strategic Bullshit Reserve. Therefore he can shovel it endlessly and never worry about running out. No issue or problem or passing fancy is too small to trigger an enormous volume of bullshit, blasted through the Keystone XL Bullshit Pipeline directly into an array of 10,000 airboat fans aimed at you, the home viewer.
Recently covered in bullshit: The pope. Megyn Kelly. Jeb Bush. John McCain. Heidi Klum. Several million children of immigrant parents. Hillary Clinton, whose own formidable bullshit reserves cannot quite keep pace.
Normally, that would be a little too much bullshit. But recent polls indicate that normal economic laws don’t apply. Limitless supply hasn’t done anything to dampen demand. Donald Trump, that great champion of American capitalism, is bullish on bullshit. He should be. Apparently, Americans have developed a taste for it.