Has your opinion of Trump changed in the past six months?
I thought Trump was mostly just a jerk. A carnival barker and a jerk. Someone who bragged about sexual assault and who shamelessly enabled xenophobes such as Ann Coulter -- neither of which were forgivable but which I thought were just part of his general jerkiness and hustling.
Though his presidency was never something I wanted to have happen, I thought he at least had a standard businessman's skill set and pragmatism, which he would employ after all the confetti was swept up after his unexpected, improbable win. I couldn't have guessed how seriously unhinged he is. Now I don't understand how he has been able to function in the world these past decades. Has he declined so quickly? Or has he been protected all this time by his inner circle?