-- Trump this week, on Boris Johnson about the possibility of him becoming British Prime Minister
Which brings us to the video that made the rounds yesterday. It was footage of Boris Johnson in 2015 which was beamed by a protest group onto Big Ben during the evening.
I am sure there will be all manner of convoluted contortions to explain this away. Like, "It was said in 2015." As if that matters with Trump. (After all, when Meghan Markle made her criticisms of him, that was before he had been elected president, too, yet he called her "nasty." So...fingers cross, maybe Trump will call Boris Johnson "nasty," as well -- though Vegas odds are low on that.) Or perhaps Trump will just deny it was even said -- after all, he denied calling the Royal Duchess "nasty" despite it being recorded. And he denied there were any protests against him London, or just very tiny ones later he clarified, despite the streets swarming with protesters. Or...well, you know, the whole long list of denying reality. Or perhaps they'll explain that that was long before Boris Johnson got to know Trump and knows thinks he's almost godlike.
But in the end, however it's explained or reality is simply ignored, we still have "He's betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him, frankly, unfit to hold the office of president of the United States." And it's hard to get around that.
Although, of course, we also have Lindsay Graham (R-SC) saying in 2016 about Trump that "I think he’s a kook, I think he’s crazy, I think he’s nuts. I think he’s unfit for office" -- and now falling on his knees in adoration. So, denying reality seems to be a Trump Circle habit...along with, it seems, calling him "unfit for office."