Not that Trump doesn’t give the MSM(D) plenty of ammunition with his own unforced errors and regularly getting down in the gutter, it’s one of the reasons I didn’t and won’t vote for him. But it’s also pretty much standard practice for Populist politicians, from Andrew Jackson on up, and actually one of their strengths with their base. And, like Trump, it doesn’t stop voters on the fringes from looking at their promises, looking at their opponents, and holding their noses and voting for him. Which is why I won’t be surprised if Trump actually gets at least a plurality if not a majority this time. (Of course, I also won’t be surprised if he gets a minority of the vote in both the popular vote and the all-important Electoral College—all it would take is the wrong gaffe too close to the election, and while Biden is at least as likely to make said gaffe if not more so, we all know which the MSM(D) would jump all over.)
—Mary Chesnut, 1861
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.