And I think that’s precisely the point. Wherever he goes Trump creates a circus atmosphere, a smoke & mirror sideshow running on a perpetual loop, in order to keep folks distracted (and forgetting like you mentioned). His hope and trust is in the concept of audience fatigue — that we’ll get so tired of it all, we ultimately decide to tune it out. Suddenly, the attention’s off his worst atrocities. Classic con man technique. Unforunately effective.

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