The latest CBS News/YouGov poll finds that Donald Trump’s supporters trust him more (71%) than religious leaders (42%), more than conservative media figures (56%) and even more than their own friends and families (63%).
In a subscribers-only piece in The Bulwark, Jonathan Last pretends we could go back in time to January 2017 and tell people that in six years:
“My point is that six years ago I don’t think many people on either side would have believed that today’s reality was likely. Or even possible. Yet here we are, actually living in something close to the worst-case scenario.
“And yet we are so habituated to this dark reality that we’ve come to see it as normal.”