Curdled milk or arsenic?

This column is really good. I’ve clipped more for myself than I can quote in fair use.”

Please tell me why I should care whether Joe Biden is declining mentally when Donald Trump bottomed out morally long ago.

I’m serious. I’d rather drink milk past its expiration date than arsenic.

… Trump’s perfect” phone call [is] not history. It’s harbinger. There are surely dirtier tricks to come.

To hold on to power, this president will do whatever it takes. And in the middle of all of this dying and impoverishment, it’s going to take a lot.

… At the end of the day, Biden can be trusted to do what Trump didn’t and won’t: stock his administration with qualified professionals. He could compensate for any supposed cognitive deficit with a surplus of talent.

Trump can’t fill his moral vacuum. By its nature, it prevents him from recognizing or caring about it. Confused is fixable. Rotten isn’t.

So let Trump tweet and bleat to his heart’s content about Biden as some blithering idiot. It’s not just over the top; it’s irrelevant.

Frank Bruni, I’ll Take Biden’s Confusion Over Trump’s Corruption (emphasis added).

May 17, 2020

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