Jonah Goldberg: Trump’s Presidency “Will End Poorly”

Jonah Goldberg writes for the LA Times:

Weirdly, it’s gotten to the point that when I say President Trump is not a man of good character, I feel like I should preface it with a trigger warning for many of my fellow conservatives.

But his refusal to listen to advisors; his inability to bite his tongue; his demonization and belittling of senators who vote for his agenda; his rants against the 1st Amendment; his praise for dictators and insults for allies; his need to create new controversies to eclipse old ones; and his inexhaustible capacity to lie and fabricate history: All this springs from his nature.

Over the weekend, Chris Christie offered an odd defense of the president. He’s like a “72-year-old relative,” Christie said” When people get older, they become more and more convinced of the fact that what they’re doing is the right thing.” Christie has a point. But the reason Trump won’t change has little to do with age and everything to do with character.