It had to happen.
Donald Trump said something entirely true.
Not true in the way he meant it, of course, and nestled in his usual thicket of lies.
But there it was, in his speech Thursday closing the 2020 Republican National Convention, with the White House gang-pressed into service as a scenic backdrop, in violation of both law and American tradition:
“This is the most important election in the history of our country,” he said. “At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies or two agendas.”
No kidding. Those two philosophies are the fact-free, law-flouting, malevolent cult of personality that is Trumpism, taking a pickaxe to the foundations of American democracy.
And the other, offering at least hope of return to an America of decency, intelligence and integrity.
The choice between ignoring a pandemic and doing everything possible to stop it.
Trump’s speech capped what has been a four-day master-class in cynicism, beginning to end.
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