Taibbi on Trump the Destroyer – Rolling Stone

Illustration by Victor Juhasz

It’s like the campaign never ended. It’s the same all-Trump, all-the-time madness, only exponentially worse.

By Matt Taibbi

Morning, February 24th, National Harbor, Maryland, the Conservative Political Action Conference. Chin up, eyes asquint, Donald Trump floats to the lectern on a sea of applause and adulation. The building is shaking, and as fans howl his name – Trump! Trump! Trump! – he looks pleased and satisfied, like a Roman emperor who has just moved his bowels.

Illustration by Victor Juhasz

“Great to be back at CPAC,” he says. “The place I have really …”

The thought flies into the air and vanishes. Last year at this time, Trump was bailing on a CPAC invite because a rat’s nest of National Review types was threatening a walkout to protest him. There was talk of 300 conservatives planning a simultaneous march to the toilet if the formerly pro-choice New Yorker was allowed onstage.

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