Donald Trump And The Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree
Donald Trump and the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
It is tempting to examine the crises President Donald Trump creates for himself as they come, and thus lose sight of the fact that his entire presidency appears to be irredeemably tainted.
His multipronged defense of white supremacists this month raised thorny moral and political questions, but they were the kinds of questions that treated Trump’s racism in isolation, and presupposed his presidency might be salvageable. Would and should his advisers resign? Could they force Trump to apologize? Discussing the issue in those terms made it difficult to remember that even if Trump manages to put the events of …