Will & Douthat on Trump & Putin

Americans elected a president who — this is a safe surmise — knew that he had more to fear from making his tax returns public than from keeping them secret. The most innocent inference is that for decades he has depended on an American weakness, susceptibility to the tacky charisma of wealth, which would evaporate when his tax returns revealed that he has always lied about his wealth, too. A more ominous explanation might be that his redundantly demonstrated incompetence as a businessman tumbled him into unsavory financial dependencies on Russians ….

George Will. This quote is the only part of Will’s rant I care to endorse.

On a related note, Ross Douthat provides an agnostic guide to three theories of Trump and Russia, each assigned a mock-scientific probability.

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