Moral leader, standup comic: Trump summons alternative reality at black youth summit - 2019-10-05
Through the looking glass, and a wormhole, in the farthest reaches of a parallel universe, Donald Trump is not facing impeachment. Instead he is truth-teller, a healer of divisions and such a moral champion of African Americans they wonder if that Obama chap was a bit overrated.
To be in the East Room of the White House on Friday afternoon was to step into this alternative reality. More than 200 African American students and young professionals roared with delight and adulation, chanting "USA! USA!" and pointing camera phones, as Trump walked in and gave a typically jarring speech that veered off teleprompter.
In this reality, Trump can do no wrong. He is a stand-up comic who lines always land. Millennials praise him for "saving America" and demand "four more years!" His pal Kanye West is a seer. The agent provocateurs of social media are venerated for their contrariness. The enemies are the liberals, the Democrats and their deep state cronies and the fake news media, all of which are to blame for everything from inner city crime to colluding to impeach.