From the daily archives: Friday, April 20, 2018

The Orwellian Trump

On April 20, 2018 By

Jonathan Chait begins his essay in New York Magazine’s withering report on the Trump dynasty’s corruption with a direct quote from Trump himself:

“I’ve grabbed all the money I could get. I’m so greedy. But now I want to be greedy for the United States.”

Candidate Trump spoke those words during the 2016 campaign and could have stopped with the first part about his extraordinary avarice. Since entering the Oval Office in a red or white cap, yellow hair and orange face, Trump has given no indication that he and his equally greedy family have any intention of giving up their […]

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